More Than Skin Deep

The medical tourism industry is booming and Vietnam is tapping into the market Vietnam’s got sandy beaches, ancient history and topnotch restaurants, but that’s not why tourists are flocking here: they’re coming for the health care. Medical tourism is a booming industry thanks to affordable prices, cutting edge equipment and infrastructure that encourages visitors in need of a checkup. Oi speaks to Dr.

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Curious About Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of healing that has been used for many different purposes more than 3,500 years According to an article on positivehealthwellness.com by Karen Reed, there are numerous scientifically proven benefits to cupping therapy, which includes helping the body recover from weaknesses due to illness or malnutrition, helping the body fight dermatological issues like boils, abscesses or herpes, thwarting liver diseases by

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Heavenly Heat

Inside the infrared sauna that claims to deliver health benefits Christmas, New Year and Tet have all come and gone. The holiday season is now well and truly over. As most people can relate to, I overindulged in honor of the festive spirit and now I needed to detox and cleanse stat. So, a chance to visit a newly-opened infrared sauna here in Saigon called

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Gut Reaction

Learn about Helicobacter pylori, a bacteria that infects the stomachs of roughly 60 percent of the world’s adult population Around 50 years ago, every doctor in the world believed that no bacteria could survive in such a hostile and acidic environment as the stomach. Even when pathologists and other doctors saw bacteria in stomach tissue samples, they presumed that those tissues were contaminated after

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Lend Me Your Ear

Must-read guide to babies and infections Behind the eardrum is a space called the middle ear. It’s a resonating chamber, like the body of a violin or guitar. It amplifies sounds coming from the outside through the eardrum, and within it is a system of small bones that transmit sound signals to the inner ear and onward to the brain. This space is

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That Nagging Cough

A simple guide to cough medications When you walk into a pharmacy, you’ll notice that the majority of medications on the shelves are for cough. There are so many different types of cough medications that it can be quite confusing to choose the “right one” for you. As my mentor used to say: when you have so many medications to treat one symptom,

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What Facelift Techniques are the Most Popular?

You look in the mirror and see your own reflection staring back at you. You know very well this isn’t the person you want to be; however, you don’t believe there’s anything you can do about it. Well, there’s something you can do about it, and it’s not too late. A facelift may be the

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Detox for Tet

Explore Spa by Le Méridien Saigon harnesses the healing powers of the sea While Saigon has a million things going for it, including world-class street food, a vibrant nightlife scene and parks and rivers galore, life here can hardly be considered relaxing. With Western New Year and Vietnamese Tet right around the corner, my mind is already on renewal, a cathartic stripping off

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Nothing to Sneeze at

Flu season is year round in Vietnam, which means it might be time to schedule your flu shot Everyone gets the flu now and then. You know the symptoms—sore throat, fever, coughing, a runny nose, and a lack of energy that will likely see you bedridden for a couple of days. Most people call this the flu, which comes from

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Constipation – A Painful Problem

Constipation in toddlers can lead to an unhappy little one, so learn how to keep them regular and happy Constipation is a common problem that almost every child will experience at some point in time. It is a condition where a child infrequently passes hard painful stools over a long period of time. Unfortunately, in many cases this problem goes unnoticed. Recently a mother brought

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