Skeptical Thoughts: Chiropractors and footbaths

Weekend Variety Wireless 16/07/2018
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Siouxsie Wiles joins Graeme Hill, to expose hoaxes, woo and scams for what they aren’t.

Siouxsie tackles chiropractors – who she describes as people who think that fixing your spine can fix other issues around your body.

She decided to find out how much ACC had spent on chiropractic related injuries.

This includes things like sprains, fractures and bruises. Siouxsie found that since July 2012 up until May of this year, ACC has spent $779,980 on injury claims. 

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Siouxsie also takes a look at a new craze – foot spa detoxes.

The detox supposedly carries positive and electric currents around your body, and excretes negative energy out into the water, changing its colour.

What the hell is in the footbath?

However after examining this process, Siouxsie found that the water colour changes regardless of if there are feet in it.

Graeme and Siouxsie also take a look at whether or not adrenal fatigue exists. 

Listen to the full interview with Siouxsie Wiles above.

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