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My daughter's physio taped her back to help correct the wonky posture which had caused her neck pain; performance taping courses and seminars now abound; and a new book entitled Kinesiology Taping, even offers a do-it-yourself guide to this popular therapy. So what's it all about? Does it really help, or is it hype?
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Five little words we women hope we'll never hear again in a doctor's office: It's all in your head. Yet that's exactly what was heard for decades when women reported experiencing widespread pain lasting months and accompanied by sleep disturbances, headache, even mood and memory issues. Today, that chronic pain condition has not only been given a name but is finally recognized as a legitimate medical condition: Fibromyalgia.
For many of us, the medical advice found online seems like a pirate's chest of riches compared to what was around when parents had only Dr. Spock to consult, but that's not necessarily the case. Two Canadian pediatricians say that online information may be convincing, "but not always in context, accurate, or even true."