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Friday, September 12, 2014

Important update on The Pain Relief and Wellness Clinic’s fees


We much appreciate and thank you for your support as a valued loyal client of the Pain Relief and Wellness Clinic’s services.

We wish to inform, with regret, that our fees will increase on 13th October 2014. The current fees at the clinic have been the same since 2006. To offset the rising supplier/leasing/utilities costs and running expenses, a small increase in the fees of the acupuncture and massage services we provide is necessary. It is an affordable increase of just $10 per acupuncture or massage treatment, and to compensate our loyal clients we offer an economical special pack as detailed below:


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cigarettes: roll your own vs factory-made


Dr Karl of the ABC science show (Australia) …

Back when I was in my 20s, I foolishly took what is probably the most dangerous and addictive drug known to the human race — the one that kills more people than any other drug. Yup, for a few years, I stupidly smoked cigarettes.

I thought that by smoking roll-your-own cigarettes, or ‘rollies’, rather than factory-made, I was taking a healthier (or at least, less harmful) pathway. I was so wrong.

Unfortunately for the (usually poorer) people who tend to smoke rollies, they are both less natural and more harmful. In factory-made cigarettes, the additives make up about half-a-per cent of the dry weight of the tobacco. But in the rollies, the additives are about 18 per cent of the dry weight. In other words, rollies have about 38 times more additives than factory-made ciggies.

But the good news

If you quit smoking before middle age, you reduce the risk of lung cancer by 90 per cent. Within two to five years of giving up smoking, your risk of heart attack and stroke drops significantly. And after 15 years of not smoking, your risk of stroke is the same as if you had never smoked.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Acupuncture points show on modern scans


CT scans reveal anatomical structures of acupuncture points. This new finding demonstrates the physical existence of acupuncture points. A CT (computerized tomography) scan is a series of X-rays used to create cross-sectional images. In this study published in the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, researchers used in-line phase contrast CT imaging with synchrotron radiation on both non-acupuncture points and acupuncture points. The CT scans revealed clear distinctions between the non-acupuncture point and acupuncture point anatomical structures.

The acupuncture points show a richer microvascular densities as compare to non acupuncture points.