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North Carolina Speeds Up Heart Attack Care

North Carolina Speeds Up Heart Attack Care

In an ideal world every heart attack would be treated like Willard “Ziggy” Hill’s, within 90 minutes of arriving at a small community hospital in North Carolina, he was having a blocked artery reopened at Duke University Medical Center 25 miles away.

“It was like being a car in a pit stop at NASCAR,” he said. “I thought ‘I am in really good hands.”

2 years ago Mr. Hill might not have been that lucky. North Carolina used to rank below national norms of heart attack care response, now it may be one of the best.

The reason is a nation project to redo how serious heart attacks are handled. Paramedics, doctors and 65 hospitals put aside powerful individual interests like money and control, and focused on giving faster care.

Speed is paramount when dealing with heart attacks as drugs, devices and doctors can do no good if they do not reach people quickly, before the heart attack suffers permanent damage.

heartattack North Carolina Speeds Up Heart Attack Care

Heart attack occurs as a result of blocked arteries that cripple critical blood supply. The first choice of treatment is angioplasty; this procedure involves inserting a tiny balloon in to the vessel, which is then inflated to flatten the clog.

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Caffeinated Creams May Help Slim Thighs and Hips

Caffeinated Creams May Help Slim Thighs and Hips

slim thighs Caffeinated Creams May Help Slim Thighs and HipsGood news ladies. Slathering on caffeine-infused cream twice daily appears to slim thighs, say Brazilian researchers.

Researchers from the Federal University of then State of Rio de Janeiro studied 99 women who used the cream consisting of a 7 percent caffeine solution, twice a day for 30 days.

When the researchers took their subjects’ measurements at the end of the study, the slimming effect was clear: More than 80 percent of the women had a reduction in the circumference of their upper and lower thighs. Nearly 68 percent also reduced their hip measurements.

caffine cream.thumbnail Caffeinated Creams May Help Slim Thighs and HipsUnfortunately this is no cure for cellulite. When assessing the read-outs from the imaging instrument that reveals microcirculation in fat tissue, researchers found that the results were less clear.

The imaging showed little change in cellulite even in the areas of the hips and thighs that had slimmed down, although researchers speculate that the 30-day trial might not have been long enough for the cream to act on cellulite.

“This is no cure for cellulite,” said lead researcher Omar Lupi of the Federal University, in a news release. “But it can help women who want to look thinner. Exercise is still the best way to go.”

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Surgery Restores Sense of Touch in Two Amputees

Surgery Restores Sense of Touch in Two Amputees

A bionic hand that can also help restore the sense of touch to amputees could soon be developed thanks to new research that has enabled two patients to feel sensations.
A bionic hand that can also help restore the sense of touch to amputees could soon be developed thanks to new research that has enabled two patients to feel sensations.

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Lady With Backwards Feet Refuses Disability Pension

Lady With Backwards Feet Refuses Disability Pension

backwards feet 1 Lady With Backwards Feet Refuses Disability PensionA Chinese waitress has refused a disability pension despite being born with feet facing the wrong way.

Chongqing resident Wang Fang, 27, was born with the disability and has since learned to live a normal life. She says she is capable of her job and refuses to be classed as disabled despite the unusual condition. She said:

“I can run faster than most of my friends and have a regular job as a waitress in the family restaurant”¦.There is no reason to class me as disabled.”

At birth, doctors were concerned that she would be unable to walk normally, but her family agrees that she can not only walk perfectly well, she can in fact out-run most of them.

Ms Wang, a mother to a five-year-old boy – whose feet face the more usual forwards – is not looking for sympathy, and is certainly no benefit scrounger.

“I’m like everyone else – except of course that I put my shoes on backwards.” Chongqing added,

backwards feet 2 Lady With Backwards Feet Refuses Disability Pension

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American Doctor Accused of Botch Surgery

American Doctor Accused of Botch Surgery

Often travelers are worried about the skill of Thai doctors because they have the misconception that they are inferior to American doctor. However, several reports suggest otherwise and prove that skills of Thai surgeons are not the only ones that should be under scrutiny.

becky anderson American Doctor Accused of Botch Surgery
When Becky Anderson underwent a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery in 1999, she expected the procedure to transform her body - not disfigure her. Unfortunately 10 years later Anderson is still living with the terrible consequences of the surgeries carried out by Dr Brian West. Earlier this year in March, Anderson told the news station CW 31, in Sacramento,

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Indonesian Tree Man

Indonesian Tree Man

An Indonesian fisherman who feared that he would be killed by tree-like growths covering his body has been given hope of recovery by an American doctor.

Dede, 35, baffled medical experts when wart-like “roots” began growing out of his arms and feet after he cut his knee in a teenage accident. The warts quickly spread across his body and soon he was left unable to carry out everyday household tasks.

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Muslim Brides Undergo Vaginal Surgery to Re-virginize

Muslim Brides Undergo Vaginal Surgery to Re-virginize

On her wedding night, Aisah Salim like all Muslim brides will hand her blooded sheets to her in-laws as proof of her virginity. But there is one big problem; she is not the traditional untouched Muslim bride her in-laws are expecting.

Being a modern English university graduate she has led a life quite different from what her parents would of wished and like most woman her age, Salim has smoked, drank, had sex and even lived with one of her past boyfriends. If the devout Muslim family of her soon-to-be husband or even her own family knew this, she could be murdered.

Aisah has opted to have her virginity surgically restored in a delicate but painful procedure called hymenoplasty, where the hymen is re-created from the already torn tissue, or a new membrane is inserted.

muslim girl bride Muslim Brides Undergo Vaginal Surgery to Re virginize

Salim told England’s Daily Mail,

“If my husband cannot prove to his family that I am a virgin, I would be hounded, ostracized and sent home in disgrace,”

“My father, who is a devout Muslim, would regard it as the ultimate shame. The entire family could be cast out from the friends and society they hold dear, and I honestly believe that one of my fanatically religious cousins or uncles might kill me in revenge, to purge them of my sins. Incredible as it may seem, honor killings are still accepted within our religion.”

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Information About Asthma and the Bronchial Tubes

Information About Asthma and the Bronchial Tubes

asthma chart Information About Asthma and the Bronchial TubesAsthma occurs when the main airways to our lungs the bronchial tubes, become inflamed. The muscles of the bronchial walls tighten, and the lungs produce extra mucus further decreasing the size of the bronchial. This can cause wheezing and coughing so severe that asthma attacks can be life-threatening.

Asthma affects more than 20 million people in US, 6 million of those being children; this makes asthma the most common chronic illness of childhood. Although asthma can be chronic and life-threatening, it is a treatable condition one can learn to live with. Both adults and children can manage their asthma in much the same way one would deal with diabetes or heart disease; with the right advice and treatments from the doctor the severity and frequency of attacks can be reduced.


Signs and Symptoms

Asthma signs and symptoms can range from mild to severe. They are often similar to those of other conditions, including emphysema, early congestive heart failure or vocal cord problems.

asthma lungs Information About Asthma and the Bronchial Tubes

Some people may experience an occasional asthma episode with mild, short-lived symptoms such as wheezing. Others may be struck with more severe attacks of wheezing and coughing, without the right treatment these attacks can be life threatening and even with the right treatments patients may still find it difficult to regain regular breathing patterns for up to 30 minutes. Some asthma sufferers may never wheeze, instead they recurrent spasmodic coughing that often become worse at night.

Most asthma attacks are preceded by warning signs, symptoms of asthma in adults may include:

  • Increased shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Disturbed sleep caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • Increased need to use bronchodilators – medications that open up airways by relaxing the surrounding muscles
  • A fall in peak flow rates as measured by a peak flow meter – a simple and inexpensive device that allows you to monitor your own lung function

Children often have an audible whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling and frequent coughing spasms.


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Thailand Gastric Bypass Surgery Bangkok Medical Tour

Thailand Gastric Bypass Surgery Bangkok Medical Tour

weightloss surgery thailand.thumbnail Thailand Gastric Bypass Surgery Bangkok Medical TourGastric Bypass Surgery refers to a group of bariatric procedures used to treat morbid obesity and the health problems known as comorbidities that it causes. You are considered obese when your BMI, or body mass index, is above the average for your racial and sex group. BMI is a simple and widely used method for estimating body fat. Click Here To Calculate Your BMI.

Obesity is increasingly becoming a serious public health problem in Western countries all over the world. Patients who are victims of obesity suffer from various conditions and prone to more health risks such as the following:

  • Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
  • Essential Hypertension or High Blood Pressure
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Venous Thromboembolic Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease

obesity health risk.thumbnail Thailand Gastric Bypass Surgery Bangkok Medical TourThe resulting weight loss from a GBP which is typically dramatic markedly reduces comorbidities and also the death rate.

The surgery involves creating a thumb sized pouch from the upper stomach and re-routing the Gastrointestinal Tract to bypass the remaining stomach. The stomach may be partially partitioned or completely divided into two parts with the use of surgical staples. Total separation of the stomach is usually preferred as it reduces the possibility of the two parts healing back together.

gastric bypass diagram.thumbnail Thailand Gastric Bypass Surgery Bangkok Medical TourA gastric bypass can reduce the size of the stomach well by up to 90%. A normal stomach can stretch up to 1000ml, while the small stomach created by a gastric bypass may stretch just 15ml, inducing the feeling of fullness much quicker.

Hormonal messages that are generated when food reaches the lower duodenum, tell our brain that enough food has been consumed, those who have undergone gastric bypass surgery will feel this sensation much quicker. The patient quickly learns that they must eat their food very slowly and carefully to avoid discomfort or even vomiting.

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Gastric Bypass All Inclusive Package

Our all inclusive medical package includes:

  • VIP Airport Pickup

    • Our English speaking staff will greet you at the airport, assist you with currency exchange, give you a loaner mobile telephone, help you navigate the airport and escort you to your destination. In route to your hotel or hospital you will be briefed on the local currency and customs and the use of your phone which you may keep for the duration of your visit.
  • 2 Nights in 5 Stars Resort Spa on The River

    • You will be able to recover from your travels and easily arrive to the hospital where you will meet the bariatric surgery team and hospital staff. During this time you will also have your work-up examination at the hospital.
  • Transportation To and From Surgeries and Regular Appointments
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery

    • This includes everything and no hidden fees: consultation with the bariatric surgeon, pre-op exam, surgeon fees, general anesthesia, and all hospital charges with 3 night private-VIP room where your significant other can feel free to stay as well
  • 2 Nights in 5 Stars Resort Spa on The river for Post-op Recovery

    • After being discharged from the hospital you will return to the resort and spa to recover. You will be located near the hospital and spend your time relaxing and healing.
  • 7 Nights in a Superior One Bedroom Serviced Apartment
    • The remainder of your trip will be spent at a serviced apartment that has all the amenities of home and a hotel.
  • City Tour
    • When you are ready, you can take a local hal-day temple tour or a shopping tour. This includes a guided tour with the Sky Train (BTS) and/or the new Subway (MRT) based on your interests so you can get around easily on your own with your own, pre-programmed mobile phone to ask for assistance if you need it.
  • Spa Treatment With a Dermatology Appointment or Cleaning With a Cosmetic Dentist
  • Final Medical Exam
  • VIP Transportation Back to The Airport for Departure

Gastric Bypass Package: 488,000 Thai Baht

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Thai Surgeons Experts in Penis Repair Because of Thai Girls

Thai Surgeons Experts in Penis Repair Because of Thai Girls

Thai surgeons are world renowned for sexual re-assignment surgery (SRS), penis enlargement, and now penis re-attachment. Because of a horrific result from a combination from Thai Men’s desires and Thai Women’s aggression, this unfortunate common occurrence has enabled Thailand to be a leader in various procedures that involve disassembling, removing, enlarging, enhancing, and reattaching the penis which requires a lot practice and experience.

penis slashing Thai Surgeons Experts in Penis Repair Because of Thai Girls

They have been boiled, fed to ducks, even attached to hot air balloons and cast into the night sky – when it comes to permanently depriving a cheating lover of a recently severed penis, the imagination of the wronged Thai woman knows few bounds.

Penis severing has been honed here to its most devastating effect through a mixture of infidelity, assertive womanhood and a national cuisine that lends itself to a kitchen full of sharp knives. The men are now fearful of a rash of Thailand’s most notorious crime of passion, according to the surgeon who has stitched back many a male member for grateful patients.

Penis slashing is not unique to the Kingdom of Thailand. The United States has had 4 cases (including the famous John Wayne Bobbitt), Sweden has had three cases, and the UK and Australia have also had one case each. However, in proper perspective Thailand has had nearly 40 cases during the same time frame.

Men in Thailand or have a Thai wife and insist on being unfaithful, should follow the following tip from a Thai surgeon:

“If you have a mistress they (wives) will get mad and cut it any time, so make her very happy, always carry a thermos to put it in and keep the name of a good doctor close by,” said Doctor Muangsombot.


Polygamy in Thailand

Doctors and psychologists blame the attacks on a mix of Thailand’s tradition of polygamy, which was banned about 100 years ago but still persists, and the fact that the phallus is revered as a symbol of power and fertility. You can phallic symbols and shrines in many shops, homes, and temples.

The phenomenon has become so widespread that doctors have had to keep up with increasingly inventive and angry wives and lovers who want to prevent the offending item from being reattached.

Thai psychologist and media commentator Doctor Wallop Piyamanotham said the practice stemmed primarily from the outlawed, but flourishing, Thai habit of keeping secret wives known as Miya Noi (Minor Wife).

“Before a man could have many wives but later we followed the western law of one man one wife, but men still act the same and have many wives so the only revenge open to the wife is to cut off his penis,” Piyamanotham said.

Penis Replantation

From recent advancements made in penis replantation (reattachment) microsurgery, the sex lives of males who suffered from severe genital trauma and/or penis amputation are slowly being restored. The unfortunate truth is the better the condition of the amputated part at the time of the operation, the higher the success rate. If too many hours elapse between the time the penis is severed and re-attachment, there is less of a chance that the operation will be successful because of tissue death. If the severed penis has been immediately packed in ice after the trauma, there is a reduced chance of this occurring.

Thai surgeons in said it was now possible to make replacement penises from arteries and skin taken from other parts of the body that could be inflated with pumps.

Testicle Replantation

Re-plantation of the testicles is an extremely rare procedure. In many cases the testicles can be reattached, yet the sperm production is often severely hampered. There is a greater success rate of a full recovery if the testicles are re-planted within a relatively short period of time following the initial trauma. If at least one of the testes remains after a criminal castration, the victim will likely be able to produce enough sperm to have children. Thus, there is less need for replantation of the other organ, except for esthetic purposes.

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Artificial Cornea Implant Eye Surgery

Artificial Cornea Implant Eye Surgery

Artificial Corneas may be the future of corneal transplantation. A team of German scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP) in Potsdam and the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital of Regensburg have found that by shaping and coating a special polymer it is possible to create the implant that could help the 10 million people worldwide affected by cornea diseases.

artificial cornea Artificial Cornea Implant Eye Surgery
In Germany alone, 7000 people are waiting for a transplant to save their sight and in Europe the number increases to 40,000. Currently the only source of cornea implants come from human donors and the ratio of donor to patients is simply too high to accommodate.Many attempts have previously been made at producing artificial corneas, but until now there has been little success. This is due to the conflicting requirements imposed on the material: While it has to grow firmly into the natural tissue at the edge, it must allow no cells to deposit themselves at the center of the cornea, as this impairs the patient’s vision.cornea hydrogel prototype.thumbnail Artificial Cornea Implant Eye SurgeryTransplants made from a biomimetic hydrogel called Duoptix had been tested back in 2006 by a chemical engineer named Curtis W. Frank however the prototypes well not well tolerated, infections developed around implants and the eyes extruded the implants.

The artificial corneas are produced from hydrophilic polymer and protein. What is special about this protein is that it can survive the later thermal sterilization of the artificial cornea without being damaged and because optical front part of the implant is coated with hydrophilic polymer, it is constantly moistened with tear fluid.

IAP project manager Dr. Joachim Storsberg explains.

“We selectively coat the implants: We lay masks on them and apply a special protein to the edge of the cornea, which the cells of the natural cornea can latch onto. In this way, the cornea implant can firmly connect with the natural part of the cornea, while the center remains free of cells and therefore clear.”

The first implants have already been tested in rabbits’ eyes – with promising results. If further tests are successful, the technology will be tried on humans in 2008.

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The Future Office Chair For Better Posture

The Future Office Chair For Better Posture

Remember how when you were a kid you were always told to sit up straight? “Stop slouching, it’s bad for your back!” Well, in a study last year, Scottish radiologists confirmed that a 130-degree angle of recline between torso and thighs reduces pressure on the discs in the lower back.

aeron chair.thumbnail The Future Office Chair For Better PostureOffice chairs like the Aeron designed by Herman Miller and Humanscale, have been around since 1994, considering recent findings, these chairs were really quite revolutionary. Despite the array of levers and knobs that help adjust the chairs recline tension, lumbar support, seat-pan depth and forward tilt, designers have found that most users only use the height adjustment.

This neglect has manufacturers such looking toward the next frontier: a self-adjusting chair. Humanscale’s Freedom chair includes uses a counterbalance system that automatically adjusts to the sitter’s weight as he or she reclines, eliminating the need for recline controls.

freedom chair The Future Office Chair For Better Posture
Designers have also brainstormed that the future office chair may not be a chair at all. According to the National Institutes of Health, chairs contribute in part to the high rate of back pain which affects approximately eight out of 10 Americans. Asian traditions of kneeling or squatting on the floor have shown to have great ergonomic benefits, Cameron Campbell a designer for Herman Miller recently said,

“Our notion of a machine for sitting may not make sense in a globalized world.”

Perhaps in the future one worker may sit in front of their workspace on a self adjusting recliner, whilst the next may kneel amongst a pile of cushions.

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Face Lift Rhytidectomy Thailand

Face Lift Rhytidectomy Thailand

face lift Face Lift Rhytidectomy ThailandAs life begins to take toll on our bodies, many of us look for new ways to help regain the youthful looks and confidence we once had. A face lift (technically known as rhytidectomy) is becoming and increasing popular surgery to reduce facial wrinkles, eliminate telltale signs of aging, and improve the overall appearance of the face and jaw area.

Unfortunately a face lift can’t stop the aging process, however it can “set back the clock,” and help improve the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck.

When To Consider Having A Face Lift

Both men and women can be good candidates for a face lift and there is no optimal age for patients wanting to undergo the procedure. Skin condition and texture are much more important factors than age and generally, the best candidates for a face lift are patients who are in good overall health.

It is important to understand the limitations of a face lift as well as its possibilities, patients who have a better idea of the procedure and what the surgeon is capable of tend to be more pleased with the results.

Face Lift 10 Night Stay in Bangkok:

  • Face Lift Surgery
  • Hospital Stay and Fees
  • Serviced Apartment
  • Dermatology Appointment
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Spa Package
  • VIP Transportation and Airport Pick-up
  • Plus Other Amenities

Total Cost = $5,000.00 USD

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Shortage Of Family Doctors

Shortage Of Family Doctors

Chatham, N.Y., a small town nestled in the rural northern part of the state, has been home to Dr. Joseph Lalka’s family practice for 26 years, accommodating for at least 3,000 patients. Lalka, 54, recently announced that he could no longer afford to maintain the family practice and that he must close.

 Shortage Of Family DoctorsThis announcement came as a shock to his many patients who were left stunned and angry at the system that forced the practice to shut it doors for good. Lalka, 54, says that with an income under $60,000 last year, and little opportunity to expand his practice, he no longer is able to make ends meet.

“I am giving up my practice, the love of my life,”

The office closed on Oct. 11. Now Lalka will work for a company that assigns doctors to temporary work.

Five years ago, Lalka paid $8,000 for malpractice insurance. Today he pays $18,900, which is still relatively low compared to many doctors and specialists but a big expense when matched against shrinking Medicare reimbursements that often cover only 60 percent of the cost of treating a patient.

With more money in practicing specialized medicine fewer medical school graduates want to become family physicians. Last year only 8 percent of U.S. medical school graduates chose to become family physicians, which is half the number that made the same choice in the early 1990’s. Former AAFP president, Dr. Rick Kellerman said in a telephone interview.

“We are facing a crisis in the shortage of family physicians,”

Specialists make three to four times the income of family physicians; this attracts the bulk of graduates.

According to a four-year study of 99.9 percent of the nation’s counties done by Johns Hopkins University, a greater ratio of primary care or family doctors to the population makes for lower death rates. A ratio of 41:6 is optimal; however the ratio is currently just 31:2.

Experts such as the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the National Association of Community Health Centers, agree that a primary care doctor should be the cornerstone of our health system. Much heart disease and type two diabetes could be prevented by family physicians who recommend lifestyle changes and proper diet and exercise prior to the onset of the diseases.

Despite the far reaching consequences for the nation, the number of family doctors is still declining and many doctors like Lalka have or are being forced to close their family practice.

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Blood Vessels Grown From Patients Skin

Blood Vessels Grown From Patients Skin

blood vessels grown from skin Blood Vessels Grown From Patients SkinFrom a piece of a patients skin, researchers have recently grown blood vessels in a laboratory and then successfully implanted them back into the body to help restore blood flow to the patients damaged arteries and veins.

Cytograft Tissue Engineering of Novato, California made the first blood cells to ever be created from a patient’s skin in a process that takes six to nine months. Because the vessels are derived from the patients own cells they eliminate the need for anti rejection drugs and as they are devoid of any synthetic ‘scaffolding’, they avoid complications from inflammatory reactions.

blood vessels grown from skin 1.thumbnail Blood Vessels Grown From Patients SkinDoctors in Argentina performed the first human test of the vessels on six patients, the longest follow up among these subjects has been 13 months and two additional implants have been performed since the first report was submitted. Cytograft have also applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval to begin testing in the U.S.

red blood cells vessel.thumbnail Blood Vessels Grown From Patients SkinTo grow the vessels, surgeons must perform a skin biopsy which takes about 15 mins. Under local anesthesia a strip of skin and a piece of vein about 2.5 cm long is removed from the back pf the patients hand or inner wrist. Technicians then use enzymes to extract fibroblast cells from the skin and endothelial cells from the inner lining of the vein. The cells are then grown by the millions as sheets in a laboratory. The fibroblasts provide a mechanical backbone for the sheets that are peeled and rolled into a tube.

The procedure holds promise for patients with damaged blood vessels as a result of diabetes, arteriosclerosis, birth defects and other problems. Dr. Toshiharu Shinoka, director of pediatric cardiovascular surgery at Yale plans to help conduct studies with Cytograft on the new procedure. When asked about the new developments he said,

“This techniques has a big potential in the vascular surgical field”

He also mentioned that the technique was a big advance over similar methods he used in operations on children in Japan.

The Cytograft team plans to publish a full report of their findings after 10 patients have been monitored for six more months. Dr. McAllister of Cytograft estimated the cost of the procedure to be around $15,000 to $25,000 but added that the price would be likely to fall with wider use.

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Traditional Thai Massage Techniques

Traditional Thai Massage Techniques

thai massage 2 Traditional Thai Massage TechniquesIf you find your self struggling to cope with the stress of everyday life or work has seemingly ground down your muscles, a Thai massage may be just what the mind and body are looking for. Thai Massage is an ancient art form combing guided stretches and Meridian pressure techniques with Pranayama breathing.

 Traditional Thai Massage TechniquesTraditional Thai massage is over 2500 years old and originates from India. It was the famous Indian ‘Doctor Jivaka (Shivago) Kumar Baccha’ Buddha’s personal physician, who bought the techniques to Thailand. Dr. Shivago is known as the ‘father or medicine’ throughout Thailand and homage is given to him by all serious practitioners of Thai Massage.

Although most of the literature regarding Traditional Thai Massage was destroyed during the Burmese invasion of Thailand, there are still a collection of intricate carvings and drawings on display at the famous Wat Po Temple, located behind the Grand Palace in the Phra Nakhon District of Bangkok, that give testimony to its existence and its place in tradition.

Thai massage is based around the energy (prana or chi) which flows around our bodies. Our energy is said to circulate around 72,000 energy lines within the body, if there are blockages in these lines our ‘chi’ is broken and we may become susceptible to sickness and disease. Thai Massage Techniques help rid the body of these blockages enabling our energy to flow properly.

thai massage 3 Traditional Thai Massage TechniquesWith the application of rhythmic pressure on certain points and the yogic stretching of muscles and joints, blockages can be broken and the energy restored to its natural flow. Using a combination of the hands, thumbs, elbows, knees, feet and forearms, Traditional Thai Massage Techniques focus on utilizing body weight and correct posture to perfect the spiritual art form.

Benefits of a Traditional Thai Massage

Traditional Thai Massage is about restoring the body’s natural balance and well-being. Depending on your mood, the massage may leave you feeling drained and tired or completely invigorated and full of energy. However you feel after the experience, a Thai Massage is able to:

  • Alleviate conditions such as lower back pain, headache, arthritis, digestive difficulties or menstrual cramps
  • Release built-up tension (knots) in the muscles
  • Increase general flexibility and joint mobility
  • Act as a lymphatic cleanser
  • Eliminate toxins in the system
  • Stimulate internal organs
  • Improve neurological functioning
  • Increase vitality
  • Relieve tension and stress-related diseases
  • Help heal old injuries
  • Help strengthen the immune system
  • Release emotional blockages
  • Induce deep relaxation
  • Calm the mind
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Male Breast Cancer

Male Breast Cancer

When Thurston Murray was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 1983, there was nothing more than a small medical journal available on the subject, a study conducted on 12 men in Southern Africa who had breast cancer.

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