Edzard Ernst, scourge of CAM therapists: He recommends St John’s Wort for depression, and other things you didn’t know

Serendipitously, just after I had joined Twitter and was considering writing about osteopathy, a tweet appeared that Edzard Ernst would be giving a talk in Eastbourne to a local sceptics’ society.  Now Ernst was the first ever Professor of Complementary Medicine, at Exeter University.  He is pretty down on osteopathy, and I remember the day…

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Getting old: is it painful?

When I first became an osteopath, I remember lots of people saying “Is it mostly old people you see?”.  Funnily enough, it wasn’t.  I didn’t see that many elderly people, certainly not a disproportionately large number.  (If anything it was disproportionately fewer).  But I know why people said it.  It seems to be a prevalent…