While there’s plenty of health news that just seems like its designed to scare the pants off us, there’s plenty that we need to pay attention to, too. This monthly update will answer a few questions and give you news that’s relevant to keeping you fit and healthy in Singapore.
Jump-start with juice
Did you know that you can improve your digestion, sleep quality, energy levels, immunity and more by doing a oneday juice detox? Yep, detoxifying your body for just one day can help your system get the very jump-start it needs. And, it’s actually easier than you’d think. EGA Juice Clinic at Cluny Court offers a range of cold-pressed juices that uses the nutritional power of food as medicine, based on Ayurvedic teachings and research. There are four types of juice cleanse packages to choose from, based on your needs, lifestyle and body type. Luckily, you don’t have to figure it out alone. EGA Juice Clinic’s Ayurveda doctor, Dr Ratheesh, can help you choose the best option for you. To learn about the benefits of juice fasting and to schedule a consultation with Dr Ratheesh, visit the shop at #01-04A Cluny Court (501 Bukit Timah Road).
Just because you want white teeth doesn’t mean you’ve got to give up your morning coffee for good. These days, it’s easier than ever to get that selfie-worthy smile you’re looking for. Whether you opt for in-clinic laser or a take-home whitening kit, there’s definitely a solution for you. Both options are painless, and can improve your look in a short period of time – and they’re both available at Smilefocus in Camden Medical Centre. Call 6733 9882 or visit smilefocus.com.sg to find out more.
Pilates and Pampering
Looking for the perfect way to unwind after your Pilates workout? Hair and nails, of course! The VIVA Group Pilates & Wellness has opened another stunning studio here in Singapore, giving the group’s flagship Sentosa Cove studio a sister location at #02-02 Marina at Keppel Bay (2 Keppel Bay Vista). VIVA Keppel Bay not only offers private, duet and group Pilates classes daily (from 6.30am to 10.30pm!) using Pilates Reformer, Cadillac, Stability Chair, Barre and Mat, it’s also got a hair salon, nail spa and detox snack bar for a full day of wellness; and by “full day,” we really mean it – you can get your nails done from 6.30am, which is just pure genius! 9785 7753 | thevivagroup.com
Q. Why is my shoulder really stiff and painful?
” It could be what’s known as “frozen shoulder” – medically known as “adhesive capsulitis” – which results from a build-up of inflamed scar tissue in the shoulder.
It’s more likely to occur in people aged 40 and older, and people with diabetes, Parkinson’s or thyroid problems (including hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism). Also, people who recently had to immobilise their shoulders for long periods – after surgery or an injury, for instance – are more at risk. Symptoms of frozen shoulder may include:
• pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint;
• pain in your upper arm;
• difficulty sleeping on the side with the frozen shoulder;
• decreasing levels of mobility; and
• an inability to carry out your usual shoulder movements. Luckily, treatment by a chiropractor can help the condition. Chiropractic is a specialty of the nervous system, removing nerve irritation and inflammation from the spine through manual manipulation, called an adjustment. The purpose is to correct vertebral misalignments, which cause certain health symptoms and disorders.
Gonstead chiropractors use five specific criteria to detect the presence of vertebral misalignment. These include visualisation, feeling the patient’s spine in both static and dynamic positions, x-ray analysis, and the use of an instrument called a Nervoscope, which can uncover any signs of inflammation. A first examination entails a complete patient history, full spine x-ray analysis and instrumentation of the spinal column; only then will spinal adjustments be made. Done by hand, Gonstead adjustments are safe and gentle, and never forced; they’re precise, bio-mechanically accurate and well-researched.
Many patients suffering from frozen shoulder have seen great results after making adjustments. If you think you may suffer from this condition, visit a chiropractor as soon as possible. Early intervention and proper management will give you the best chance of a quick recovery” – Dr William Choi Gonstead chiropractor
Academy of Chiropractic Clinic
#02-27 Riverside Point, 30 Merchant Road
6438 5051 | accsing.com
Something New to Smile
About Expat Dental opens its second clinic this month, expanding its dental offerings to patients in the CBD. Located at #01-00 Malacca Centre (20 Malacca Street), the new clinic will offer all of the services available at its Novena clinic, including orthodontics, children’s dentistry, restorative dentistry, oral hygiene, oral and implant surgery, periodontics, cosmetic dentistry and more.
To make an appointment, call the Novena Clinic at 6397 6718. expatdental.com
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