Just because something has been used for a long time or by many people, it does not mean that it helps or that it is safe.
People often believe that an intervention that has been used for a long time or by many people must work and must be safe. But that’s often not the case.
BEWARE of claims that a treatment works or is safe just because it has been used for a long time or used by a lot of people.
REMEMBER: Think about whether the treatment has been tested in fair comparisons.