Is osteopathy scientific?

Alternative medicine? The density of osteopaths in France is a record (49 per 100,000 inhabitants) that even exceeds the USA, the country where the specialty was born. More notable divergence: American osteopaths are all doctors, having followed the same trunk of fundamental training. The French, on the other hand, are a minority of doctors, who … Read more

At the end of a diagnostic impasse

Mr. V. does he have polyarthritis? Patient seen this week, Mr. V. He has just moved to New Caledonia. Diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis made in France by a distinguished colleague. Hasty? Treatments do not work, are quickly stopped for marked side effects. And above all: no clinical symptoms of polyarthritis, only multiple pains and no … Read more

Dispossessing yourself of chronic pain

Beautiful end-of-century horizon “No one should suffer anymore!”. The scoop dates back to the 1990s. Philanthropism or marketing operation? I will discuss this in a complementary article. People are encouraged to dispossess themselves of their pain, take it to the doctor. Waiting, confident, that he will reduce it to ashes. Some traces would have been … Read more

What is the origin of long COVID?

This article in no way denigrates the existence of the symptoms of long Covid, which are proven. Simulators are rare. However, this syndrome can be self-created. In truth it is an expected phenomenon, unavoidable. It is mandatory that a disease as mediatized and socially as disruptive as Covid causes sequelae and chronic forms. No matter … Read more

How to overcome your back pain?

The quick reading of Philippe Bazard’s book pushes me to a new post on the subject. The reductions made by laymen are staggering. Bazard reminds me of Freud, who wanted to make his Oedipus complex the engine of the neurotic dysfunction of the unconscious. Bazard, on the other hand, makes stress and anxiety the engine … Read more

Lose weight

My consciousness? Not aware No week of medical career has passed without me hearing, in the mouth of a manifest overweight patient: “Yet you know, doctor, I eat almost nothing!” Why go to conflict? It is already with oneself, with one’s own common sense. I kindly support this one. “We don’t absorb ambient air. There … Read more