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Why Is It Important To Go For Regular Checkups?

Are checkups necessary? By Afrina Ghazali | May 6th, 2022 There are so much on the list to help you maintain a disease-free lifestyle. If you think keeping up to fitness is the answer, remember that it requires you to exercise, jogging in the morning and keeping up with healthy meals. But that's not all. Going for regular checkups must also be considered as a part of your fitness routines because after all, heatlh checkups are that important. Common Perceptions of Health Checkups "I've been healthy all my life, do I really need to get myself tested?" or "I'm still of a young age, health checkups wouldn't be necessary for me, would it?" Those are among the few most common questions we get asked a lot. Most of the people think that health checkups are only an essential measure for those already affected with diseases and of old age. And that is exactly what needs correcting. Health checkups are for everyone as a tool to maintaining health. It helps evaluate the current performance of the bodily organs and state of well-being as well as to help diagnose should there be any underlying potential problems that might develop in the future. Today, many of us have no choice but to be working in heavy industries, exposed to chemicals or pollutions and consuming unhealthy fast food too often to cut the time, because of that, one may not expect the kinds of illness we could be getting in the future. Nowadays, there are many cases recorded that people can develop cancer without having any family associated with cancer in the history. There are many cases where people suddenly die of heart attacks. Mostly happen unexpectedly and this is one of the major reasons why health checkups are very crucial in the world we live in today. What do Health Checkups do? Health checkups do not only evaluate the physical part of the body but also include other laboratory screenings, blood profiling and other bodily scans according to specific age, sex, family health and history. There are a lot of options available to choose from today. The medical experts have made different selections of health checkups suitable for those below 40, those with family history of certain illnesses, those with allergies and much more. Some of the things that you could expect in a regular health checkup are:      i. Height & Body Weight Measurement     ii. Vitals Count    iii. Personal & Family History    iv. Physical Examination     v. Laboratory Tests and Screenings    vi. Heart / Lung / Abdominal etc Examinations    vii. Extremities Examination   viii. Male / Female Physical Examination   ... and a lot more  Benefits of going for regular health checkups 1. Keeps you alert Instead of being reactive to sudden illnesses, you can tick yourself off from being proactive. Keeping tabs to your health performance will allow you to be more cautious of what to eat, what not to do, what to avoid using and much more. Hence, you will be more alert of your surrounding to maintain your health 2. Be advanced You must have heard that prevention is better than cure. But how do you prevent if you do not know what's the clue? This is exactly when the results of your recent health checkup come in handy. Certain conditions like high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes and HIV can only be identified through blood tests and if you don't have it done via checkups, you might have missed or ignored any symptoms to identify the ailments 3. Obtain golden time They say time is money and we must agree. Health checkups can at least help you ensure your health is at best and would usually only need 1 day but being on sick leave might end up days. So, make a wise choice. At trambellir.com, there are many health checkups to choose from and they ranges from many different locations as well. Check them up here and reach out to us at enquiry@trambellir.com or WhatsApp us at +601151303160 should you need any assistance. 

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Your 101 Guide to Planning Your Medical Tourism Trip

What are the must do's to planning your medical tourism trip? By Afrina Ghazali | April 29th, 2022 Over the past few weeks as most countries have announced official movement to endemic phase, we have received the highest volume of inquiries regarding their plans for their medical procedures abroad. This proves that the demand in the industry have started to rise and people are starting to relive a normal pre-pandemic life. Most countries have also started to open their borders welcoming tourists and medical travelers to visit; and these countries include Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Singapore and a lot more. However, kindly note that there are a few countries that still choose to close its borders in handling the cases until further notice. Well, that's about that. This article will guide you through the early stage process to planning your medical tourism trip. Remember, an advance planning will always be more successful and smooth.  Read on below to learn them more: 1. Research your interest Among the things that you need to know are: i. The treatment availability and standard of care ii. The location or medical tourism destination iii. The cost of the procedures and other hidden fees iv. The infrastructure and technology used v. The insurance, visa and other immigration-related paperwork vi. The accommodation and the transportation   The list could be longer but the ones listed above are the most crucial one. No, of course you won't end up having a master degree but doing your research before you travel can help you plan your trip better.  2. Prepare your budget If you are coming from the US or the European countries, you are most likely prefer to have done the medical procedures in countries with high-end technology and highly experienced medical team at a downcost price like Malaysia and Thailand. But if you are going to those countries from neighbouring countries for better service and standard of care, then you must budget your trip properly. Some of our customers even save up for months before they finally proceed to getting the treatments. A few tips that can help you save more than you think you could: i. Book a discounted flight tickets in advance ii. Hunt for discounted accommodations iii. Pack your snacks from home   3. Consult the professionals If you are one of those fast-paced planners, you must have already been in motion with planning your trip. There's no wrong in that but we highly suggest that you have direct consultation with the professionals. At trambellir, you can first liaise with our consultants and further with our health professionals. This way, knowing your medical history and the kinds of treatments you wish to have, the health professionals will guide you with the timing, medication screening and a few others as they want to give the best care to you as well!  We say wait no more. Reach out to our consultants at enquiry@trambellir.com or WhatsApp us at +601151303160. You can also DM us via our social media platforms @trambellir if you want to have the best medical tourism trip planned!

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Tips to Increase Your Oxygen Level at Home

Did you know that there are a few ways that you can increase your oxygen level at home? By Afrina Ghazali | April 8th, 2022 Since most countries have announced going towards endemic phase, we can look forward to living the life we used to before the pandemic. But this also means, we have to live with COVID-19 as well. It's possible to still contract the virus but it's no longer a panic as it was now that most of us have received the vaccination as a protection. One of the many symptoms that people get when contracting th COVID-19 virus includes a decrease in oxygen level. It's normal for most people to worry once there's a dropping patter to the reading. This article will roughly tell you all you need to know about your blood oxygen level as well as when to and when to not worry about it. How is oxygen important? The oxygen we breathe in gets transported through all parts of the body that's delivered by the blood. Red blood cells bind with the oxygen that gets into your lungs and carries it through your bloodstream. It's important to keep track of your oxygen level as oxygen helps regenerate decayed cells, supplies the body with energ, aids in boosting immune systems and a few others. How to understand the reading? It's important to keep your oxygen maintained at the safe level. So even if you're at home, please keep the oximeter to be safely used when times in need. You can refer the list below to understand the reading of oximeter: 96% and more: Normal 95%: Acceptable to continue home monitoring 93% - 94%: Best to seek advice from your GP especially if you're experiencing difficulty breathing or chest ache 92% or less: Require of urgent medical attention, call 999 if it gets serious What should you do when your SpO2 reading is low? Here's a few pointers to increasing your oxygen level in your blood can be done naturally: 1. Practice breathing exercises There are a few ways of breathing exercises that can be practices to open up your airways and simultaneously help increase the amount of oxygen level in your blood. A few example of breathing exercises include deep belly breathing, pursed-lip breathing, yawn-to-a-smile breathing, humming while exhaling breathing and a few others. Clinical breathwork is one of the exercise that can help too. 2. Get fresh air Make sure that even if you have to stay inside the house for a long period of time, make sure you open your doors and windows to let the outside fresh air in and circulate the air flow in a way that you don't suffocate yourself 3. Get into the Prone Position Lying down in the prone position or sometimes also known as proning, is said to be amongst the best position to increase the oxygen level. Proning is done by lying down on your belly with your chest on top of a pillow or two. It is recommended to stay in this position for at least a few hours long when your SpO2 reading is low. The air ventilation in the lungs will be improved and help increase the oxygen saturation. 4. Drink lots of water There is a reason why keeping yourself hydrated is important. Not only will hydration keeps your skin healthy and help ensuring your body systems functioning well, it can also help regulate your body temperature and boost your immunity system. Apart from that, when you drink a lot of water, it helps your lungs to improve their ability to oxygenate and expel carbon dioxide. This way, oxygen saturation level can be improved. 5. Grow plants Well if you find it hard to find a seed to grow out of, move any of those plants outside your house into your room. This way, not only can you have the 'green' view, it also helps supply oxygen into your room. The above are some of the things you could do when your SpO2 reading is still monitor-able from home. Should your oximeter start signing a dramatic decrease in the percentage of oxygen saturation to the concerning level of 94% and below, please seek medical help as accordingly.   You might also like

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Trambellir Stands with Ukraine

Here's our stand on the current Ukraine crisis By CEO of Trambellir, So Iizuka | March 30th, 2022 Over the past few weeks we have been alarmed by yet another humanitarian catastrophe spiraling in Ukraine. Trambellir, a medical related company whose vision is to support people’s wellbeing and wellness all around the world, is really concerned by the news. OUR STAND With partners, customers, and friends from over the world, including Ukraine, Trambellir now stands in line to officially support the healthcare of Ukraine citizens and stand for human rights as clearly stated in our values.  Apart from declaring our concern, we have also taken this as part of our CSR and made a donation to the Medicart Project to provide a Mobile Medical Clinic in Ukraine to support the efforts to treat civilian casualties in Ukraine. Standing firm by our corporate philosophy, everything that we are, we will always support peace, health and safety. We believe that Medical care should be delivered to everyone in the world equally at the time they need. OUR PARTICIPATION The Medicart Project is designed to facilitate medical treatment delivery in disaster situations and now on the ground in response to the current crisis ongoing in Ukraine especially in areas where access to roads, gasoline and power is impossible.  WHAT IS A MEDICART? Medicarts are known to be the world’s only fully portable human powered and mobile medical clinic. The medicarts are compact, easily transported and can reach even the remotest outposts to provide front-line medical services. Medicarts support and is capable to facilitate different functions, including: Primary medical care Immunisations Sexual and reproductive health Health promotion and prevention Women’s health Dental treatments Although it is not much, we have unanimously agreed to do what we can do and will also continue to explore how Trambellir can make a difference as an organisation. Sincerely, So Iizuka CEO of Trambellir  

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101 Top Southeast Asia medical and Tourism Company

Yet again, another award received by Best Startup Asia By Afrina Ghazali | March 25th, 2022 Last year, we were listed in 3 Best Startup Asia's picks as the:        ✓ Top 58 Malaysian Medical Companies and Startups of 2021        ✓ Top 101 Malaysian e-Commerce Companies and Startups of 2021        ✓ Top 101 Malaysian Healthcare Companies and Startups of 2021 This time round we are excited to receive the news of achieving another milestone as we are listed in another 2 top picks as:        ✓ Top 101 Southeast Asia Medical Companies and Startups        ✓ Top 101 Southeast Asia Tourism Companies and Startups As a B2B and B2C company, our team at Trambellir has always been keen on keeping up to perform and ensure the best service is delivered to both partners and customers. According to Best Startup Asia, the listed companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Medical and Tourism Industry and we are certainly doing our best at that. A little about Trambellir Trambellir is an online marketplace for wellness holiday activities that mainly aim to ease medical, wellness and beauty treatments' booking procedures all over the world. This way one can simply book various kinds of treatments whenever and wherever they are with just a simple click. Trambellir's missions aim to:      ✓ Enrich your itinerary with treatments for your health, wellness and beauty      ✓ Enhance your medical tourism experience       ✓ Travel beyond food and sightseeing Trambellir also channels well-trusted health and beauty institutions to join our affiliate programs at zero cost. Being featured for the second time marked another achievement unlocked and we are even more excited to expand our business and grow even bigger in this industry. Thank You & Congratulations! With another not one but two picks this time, we would like to extend our gratitude and express our huge thanks to Best Startup Asia for featuring us. Also, we would like to congratulate all the other outstanding businesses showcased for being selected for exceptional performance in one of these categories: Innovation Innovative ideas Innovative route to market Innovative product Growth Exceptional growth Exceptional growth strategy Management Societal impact Connect with Us Are you planning to book any medical or beauty treatments? Are you interested to publish your treatments and services on our platform for free? Or, do you simply want to know more about our services? Feel free to reach out to us at enquiry@trambellir.com and we would love to hear from you.  

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Regular Spa Sessions - Necessity or Luxury?

Are The Benefits Worth The Hype and Commitment? By Azra Shuib | March 18th, 2022 Any photos or advertisements about spa getaways are hard to miss. They look enticing, luxurious and relaxing. But is it as serene as it appears to be?  Historically, spa treatments have deep roots in human civilization as a healing practice. Back then, traditional communities built bathhouses, saunas, hammams and other facilities for bathing and beautifying purposes. Nowadays, spas seem to be an extravagant indulgence that not a lot of people are into, especially in regular sessions. A spa experience is one of the most enjoyable treats you can get for yourself. It is the best way to care for your body after a tiring day-to-day hustle at work and in life. Spa sessions have also been proven to help calm the mind and reduce stress, ensuring you to look and feel your best in managing your routines. The benefits for your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing are fantastic, so why not get a little more pampering time in a restful setting? Spa treatments are abundant and not only consist of massages. Spas also offer facials, mani pedi, slimming treatments, and hair therapies, among others. Here are some reasons why you should get more spa sessions as a self-care step: 1. Relieves Aches and Pains Spas are famous for their massage service - and for good reasons. Today’s lifestyle can cause a lot of pain to accumulate in your body and affect your quality of life. Sitting for too long has been a big issue in today’s society. Apart from that, old injuries, wrong postures, repetitive actions or strenuous jobs can bring negative effects if not treated. Hence, massage techniques that focus on your problem areas can help to reduce the pain by increasing blood flow to the area, facilitating the healing process to take place. Massages like Hot Stone Massage, Thai Massage, Balinese Massage, and other types can help you to relax. The right type of massage should be chosen based on your issues or desired results. Undeniably, a massage can be painful or uncomfortable especially if you are a first-timer, but the benefits are worth it and you’ll definitely get used to it, if not wanting more sessions. Uses of aromatherapy oil, heated stones or specific kneading/rolling methods in a massage can further enhance the therapeutic experience. 2. Reduces Stress and Improves Your Mood Continuous stress can impair your productivity and focus, hence why it’s important to take a break in between. And what is a better way to enjoy your ‘me time’ other than a trip to the spa?  A good massage is known to increase serotonin and lower cortisol levels, helping you to fight off negative emotions better. The tranquil setting of a spa adds on to the stress-reducing experience. Not only that, spa treatments aim to make you look better with radiant skin and restored energy. Facials, body scrubs, baths and wraps can nourish your skin with ingredients your body have been longing for. Not only you get to feel good on the inside out, but also outside in! 3. Improves Sleep Quality It’s no surprise that a lot of people are not getting enough sleep nowadays. Accumulation of stress, lifestyle changes and hormonal imbalance are among the factors leading to inadequate Zzzz’s.  Spa treatments are a great escape from your busy lifestyle or the best way to unwind and take a break from stress. A spa session is also a good way to reward yourself after a hectic period. Body or facial massages can help to relax your muscles, lower your blood pressure and regulate your body systems - all situations that will aid in a good night's sleep. A lot of people who fall asleep during massage are just the perfect examples of how relaxing spa sessions can be. 4. Aids in Weight Loss A lot of spa treatments focus on weight loss and detoxifications. Hot massages, herbal baths and usage of antioxidants can help the body to ward off toxins and burn calories. Some massages can also help the body system to break down the fatty deposits and get rid of toxins, such as Deep Tissue Massage and Lymphatic Massage. A lot of specialists also encourage drinking a lot of water after getting your massage, so that it will be easier for the body to get rid of toxins. So if you ever feel ‘stuffed’ and in need of some detoxification, a spa session is always a great idea. It’s Spa Time! We often forget just how our body needs extra pampering alongside physical and mental health. Giving it a special session for nourishment under the hands of those who really care about our wellbeing can be very good for our overall quality of life. So next time, just take a break from your daily grind when needed and splurge in a spa session. Your body will definitely thank you for it. Interested in getting a high-quality and relaxing spa session? Book with us now: Spa & Wellness Treatments   There are varieties of treatments in major cities.   you might also like

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Stepping Up to the Challenge: Trambellir’s Contributions to SDGs

Not following the trend but Trambellir realises the importance to contribute to SDG's By Afrina Ghazali | March 11th, 2022 The world’s largest organization, the United Nations had established the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 that aimed to help build a more sustainable and resilient world. Since digital technology is a key component in achieving the SDGs, Trambellir has correlated the SDGs with our purpose and is slowly trying to keep up with the rising challenge and identifying the areas where we can make the greatest impact. Trambellir has identified 3 SDGs Keeping up with the SDGs, our key philosophy and vision is to create a better future and world for the next generation/children. We consider the Sustainable Development Goals as important initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life for all by 2030. We've identified 3 key areas where we can make a positive contribution to the SDGs: Good Health and Wellbeing Sustainable Cities and Communities Partnerships for the Goal SDG 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing Good Health and Wellbeing, with its official wording interwoven throughout the 2030 Agenda focus on “to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages”. Good health is a basic human right that is needed to achieve sustainable development. It focuses on addressing the various factors that contribute to the development of poor and vulnerable communities, such as climate change, education, and urbanization. With the COVID-19 taking place, there has been a need to give special attention to the realization of good health on a global scale. For Trambellir, SDG3 is the core to our business as it applies to every purpose that we have envisioned and share a lot of SDG3 targets - from the fight of communicable diseases, to achieving universal health coverage, to promoting mental health and much more. Furthermore, we cover aspects from providing and delivering preventive medicine activities to transforming healthcare into entertainment. SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities This goal, Sustainable Cities and Communities targets to “make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. Heritage is very important to the economy. With medical travel passes, the culture sector which has been suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic can be revived slowly. For Trambellir, SDG11 can be considered a contribution as we offer alternative things-to-do to add on itineraries at travel destinations in hope that over-tourism issues can be mitigated. SGG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals Following the pandemic, strong international cooperation is needed to help countries recover and rebuild their lives. SDG17 aims to “strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.” For Trambellir, SDG17 is all about the importance of partnerships and this is another core of our business. Through our collaborations with various medical institutions, we can help develop and sustain sustainable solutions for the global health system. It draws on our collective expertise and commitment to supporting the development of future nations.

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Tips to Effectively Challenge Your Mind

Don't you think your mind deserve a break too? By Afrina Ghazali | February 18th, 2022 Our brain is the 'processing machine' that gets other parts of the body to function and of course, it's known as the central nervous system for a reason - it controls the thoughts, memories, emotions, breathing, hunger and basically everything that involves human body. It is that important that it deserves to be cared for like other bodily organs. This is the reason why mind training is very important in order to have a healthy functioning body. Let's look at it this way: our minds are muscles which when trained, will be stronger and allow you to carry more cognitive load. Mind training is believed to keep you at your highest potential and we are about to reveal a few tips that you could practise in order to dive in for a treat! 1.  Read more If you're not the type to read, this is a guarantee for you that reading will certainly help with mind training. It's scientifically proven that reading can help enhance your cognitive function, increase your attention span and develop new skills like language skills for instance. Oh, and we almost forgot, reading can also help you learn new things and build your vocabulary. 2. Try out new things Whether it's learning a new language, learning how to bake, getting yourself used to public speaking or trying new water sports - trying out new things is said to help strengthen the connections in your brain. Studies also show that it can improve memory function in adults. So if you have always wanted to try new things - perhaps snowboarding, horse riding or archery, now is always the best time for you to do so.  3. Meditate Meditation is always known for reducing stress and anxiety. But there are more to it than just that. If you might wonder about its effectiveness, best if you try it out yourself. Find yourself a good and calming spot, have your eyes shut and spend at least 10 minutes meditating every day. For Muslims, in prayers are the best time for you to do so and meditation is believed to help fine-tune your memory and increase your brain's ability to process information.  4. Start your day with positive affirmation The beginning of the day is always the highlight. Tuning your morning means tuning the entire day - take the chance to spread positivity by making affirmations. "I am great", "I am enough", "I am capable", "I am strong", "Things will be great" - channelling the right affirmations will set your mind to stay healthy and hone your mental sharpness. 5. Overcome your fear Overcoming fears is not something easy for anyone to do - that's why they're called fears. But what if we tell you that overcoming it will help you find yourself and train your mind unlike any other?  The power that you sourced out from fear will not hold you back from a lot of things. It will certainly involve a lot of adrenaline in between but it will also help you build a healthy brain. Oh, but hold on! It needs to be done right and gradually. Take it step by step and you will start experiencing the difference. 6. Play brain training games There are a lot of fun brain games available nowadays - from physical board games to in-app sudoku or scrabble, everything is at your fingertips. Not only is it important to let kids engage in brain games, but it's also equally important for adults to take the challenge. Making sure that you stay mentally active, will improve your memory, prevent memory loss and at the same time improve overall mental health.  7. Social Media Detox Yes, you read that right. This is probably by far one of the tops in the list that is making it hard for people to commit to. Social media obviously has its pros and cons but it's important that you keep a healthy balance in consuming it. Not to confuse it with socialising physically. A study found that those with more social contact in life are less likely to experience memory loss and dementia. So, we highly recommend you ditch your gadgets once in a while and enjoy more of your time with the company of families and friends. 8. Single-tasking Try to recall when was the last time you did something one at a time? Did you go to the gym without listening to music? Did you email someone without biting onto your breakfast croissant this morning? Did you watch your favourite K-Drama without scrolling on your social media? If your answer is mostly a no then it's worth giving this a try. People usually think multi-tasking is the best way of doing things quickly but it's not always effective. Keeping it at a single pace will allow you to focus more and if you want to produce more work at the best standards, conditioning your mind to do single-tasking is the best answer. 9. Work on your imagination Has anyone ever told you that imagination is a skill? Fine-tuning your imagination will allow you to be better at handling critical situations and imagining things can help your brain to be more active. 10. Attend customized programs If you don't know what to do, well then, what if we say we have a quick solution for you? Mind Training with our affiliated professionals will help you achieve your highest potential and obtain a peaceful state of mind.   You might also like

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RE-GEN: Your Quick Lunch Break Skin Lift Fix

There are a lot of things that you could be doing during lunch break nowadays and that includes skin-lifting! By Kath Wong | February 11th, 2022 RE-GEN uses tripolar radiofrequency wave technology to improve sagging skin treatment in a non-invasive approach. It helps to smooth and tighten your skin by regenerating collagen. The main purpose of this developed technology is to lift up your sagging skin which can range from mild to moderate and it works wonderfully with any skin colour. In recent years, radiofrequency (RF) treatments have become increasingly popular for deeper skin treatments. The process involves heating up your dermis layers with RF energy without damaging the upper skin layers. The RF technology used for this treatment is Tripolar radiofrequency. Tripolar radiofrequency wave technology is the effective combination of unipolar and bipolar RF. This combination provides deep and shallow dermal tightening simultaneously, resulting in microscopic changes to tissues and collagen contraction, along with collagen remodelling. Another Treatment on the Lunch Break menu RE-GEN treatment can be listed as one of the “lunch break facelifts” as the whole procedure takes just 20 to 45 minutes to complete, depending on your skin conditions. The process involves heating the skin to a bearable temperature up to 40°C for the tightening effect. After the treatment, discomfort and slight redness may occur for up to 24 hours. The overall downtime is said to be from minimal to zero. It’s All About the Patience Plants take time and nourishment to grow, so does our skin. For it to heal and grow, it also needs time. RE-GEN is not a miraculous cure-all as it takes time to fix little by little; thus, visible results can hardly be perceived by just one treatment. It is recommended to schedule yourself for the treatment once a week for 6 continuous weeks and followed by once a month for 3 months. Not Recommended for People with Rosacea RE-GEN is a heat-based treatment, it is not suitable for people with rosacea as heat can cause further inflammation and redness; it is not advisable for people with broken blood vessels or capillaries as well. Other than that, there is no other known risks or side effects for the treatment. For a non-invasive sagging skin treatment, RE-GEN is definitely worth a try.  You might also like

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Why Is It Important to Practice Yoga While Travelling?

How often do you do yoga and do you incorporate it in your travels? By Afrina Ghazali | February 4th, 2022 Travelling can be fun but at the same time, it can also be tiring and challenging not only physically but emotionally and mentally as well. Most of the time, it always starts with adapting quickly to the long hours' flight, sudden time change and not to forget, the jet lags. Imagine having your itineraries packed up with sightseeing during the day, street food tasting, souvenirs hunting and nightlife experiencing until late at night and what's more, it's the same routine continuously for a few days or even a few weeks!  In addition to that, we got some people questioning, shouldn't be running to catch the trains and juggling in between the opening hours for a few different locations be enough exercise throughout? Well, in this case, we must not agree. No matter how exciting your trip is, your body and mind will eventually reach a state of exhaustion. This is when yoga would play a crucial role.  Why Yoga? Yoga as all would have known is a simple exercise technique that involves moving your body to become fitter, more flexible and at the same time put your mind at ease. It circles you back to the centre of the neutral state of your mind and body which helps calm your nerves and release body sores. So even if running between your set activities would be considered an exercise, the stress  There are numerous reasons why yoga is believed to be really helpful when practised during travels, but here are a few reasons why we think you must include yoga in your itineraries: 1. It is a natural stress-reducing activity Let's admit it, shall we? All exercises have stress-busting benefits as it reduces the stress hormones and releases your endorphins - which explains why you often feel fresher and better after a few smashes at the court or a quick run. Yoga is not an exception. It has the same effect and you can do it in one place without running around. So considering you will have to squeeze in within your wrapped up schedules, yoga is one of the best exercises for you to reset your mind every morning of your travels. 2. Let you live in the moment Did you know that the more you do yoga, the more it helps you become mindful? As you achieve a state of peace of mind, the more you can be present and embrace the moment. What kind of a trip would it have become if you are all over the place, ey? So instead of worrying about how your trip will turn out or stressing about how uneventful it has been, why not relax and be in the zone? Yoga is a great tool that can help you do that. 3. Boost up your immune system If you haven't known, let us tell you that stress and the immune system are correlated with one another. As stress hormones increase, your immune system will automatically be weakened. What yoga does is that the postures help calm your nervous system, automate your respiratory tracts and lungs as well as stimulate your lymphatic system. Overall, your body will be conditioned to eliminate all the present toxins, improve the functions of your organs and immune system. 4. Regulate your sleeping cycle Remember the jet lags? Well, one might not mind it considering the excitement that comes with travelling but don't forget that your body is well aware of it. So be prepared for how it could mess up your body clocks. If you think sleeping in and waking up anytime your body tells you would be a problem looking at how it does not fit your schedules, well, it's time you think about incorporating yoga to fix your sleep. Not only can it help you fall asleep faster, but it can also improve the overall quality of your sleep. That way, you can get yourself back on track! 5. Do it for the grams? Oh, come on! Don't tell us you won't update your vacation on your social media? Okay, fine, if it's not for the gram, let's do it for the memories, shall we? It's not forever that you will witness a different place with different views, this is a great time for you to experience yoga with unique and beautiful spots settings. Giddy-up and enjoy the show, ey! Footnote To sum it up, yoga has a lot of great effects on your body and mind. It increases your blood flow, it helps you feel fresh from fatigue, it helps stop your anxiety to go up the roof and it keeps diseases away. So, why not 'bookmark' your favourite 3 - 4 poses and bring them along on your future trips? If you also like to have a professional helping you along your way, check a few yoga sessions that you could add to your to-do-list: Yoga & Other Similar Activities   You might also like 

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Medical Tourism: Now and Then

How is medical tourism different after COVID-19? By Afrina Ghazali | January 28th, 2022 A lot of things have been severely affected since the COVID-19 and medical tourism is certainly not an exception. Flashback to the pre-pandemic, medical tourism had a major growth rate in the tourism industry. However, the industry relies greatly on international travel, so, due to the travel bans and lockdowns, the growth rate has dented tremendously. But how unalike can medical tourism be before and after the pandemic? Medical Tourism Travelling abroad for medical aid has been trendsetting since the start of the last decade and it was very popularly marketed in Asian countries due to its significant economic benefits. Although it was greatly and especially popular in Southeast Asia, Dubai was regarded as the world leader among the emerging market destinations. It was an eye-opener for most people to realise that seeking medical procedures in medical tourism marketed countries is exciting as high-quality medical services were easily accessible at a low cost with a short waiting time. So, what was unaffordable and what would have been a long queue in the waiting list would then be made possible abroad and promptly. Reasons for medical tourism may vary greatly from which country they come from, their payslip or their records of medical history, but some of the most frequently performed procedures among medical tourists include cardiovascular treatments, dental treatments, orthopaedic treatments, cosmetic treatments and a few others. Pre-COVID Era A few countries in Asia have been targeted hotspots for medical tourists over the last decade and many initiatives have been made to bring in more foreign patients. Thailand for instance had started the strategic plan known as "Thailand: A Hub of Wellness and Medical Services" in 2016 to secure the country's position as a regional leader in medical tourism. The UAE introduced a new visa policy and offered packages that could cover the entire tourists' trip in conjunction with their support in the economy of medical tourism. The Indian government likewise had announced a new visa offer for medical purposes in 2017. The medical tourism boom was greatly prompted by the increased awareness especially among the citizens of the higher incomed countries and this has led to a great increase of inbound visits by medical tourists in 2019. It was reported that at least 14 million visits were made for the purpose of medical tourism globally. With that, it was expected that the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) would grow from 4.5% and up to 15% over the next few years.  However, what no one had predicted was the coming of the COVID-19 that became a total hit globally and affected almost all industries including medical tourism. Post-COVID Era As though lockdowns were not hard, travelling abroad is now even harder. It is just no longer possible to simply book a plane ticket within the day because a lot of procedures need to be involved in international travels and looking at it right now, not all countries have allowed entries for visiting foreigners. So, not only will you need to check if the country allows entry, but you must also go for COVID-19 testing because only those proved negative of COVID-19 will be allowed to travel. When it is harder for people to travel, this will instantly affect the rate of medical tourists and data have shown that Year-On-Year (YOY) revenue has dropped gravely and one of Thailand's main medical tourism healthcare providers has reported that at least 94% of YOY revenue was decimated in 2020.  It is believed to take some time to level up to how it was like before the pandemic, therefore, many measures and initiatives are being implemented to revive the market industry. Some countries have expedited the pandemic recovery and Dubai again, for instance, has been handling COVID-19 well to be ranked as the most COVID-19 safe and restoring the confidence for tourists' number to level up. It has since then been at the forefront and is welcoming medical tourists since September 2020.  Other countries like Thailand and Malaysia have introduced "travel bubbles" and testing programmes whereby tourists will be allowed entry in some cities in support of encouraging and promoting the tourism industry. Germany on the other hand has recently launched German healthcare accreditation provider Temos that confirms and convinces tourists that clinics and hospitals meet necessary standards. Above all, the first step on the road to recovery involves different implementations of solutions that can help reboot the confidence of medical travellers and as observed in the recent positive performance by Dubai, other countries must take more steps forward to resuscitate medical tourism in their respective countries.

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Alleviate Allergies with NAET Therapy

Know the best diet for your health By Afrina Ghazali | January 21st, 2022 Mild, moderate or severe allergies due to food and/or environmental allergens can interfere with your quality of life. A lot of allergy treatments are perceived as expensive and invasive, not to mention the use of some medicines can refrain a lot of people from getting the help they need.  Not a lot of people know that NAET therapy can help. NAET stands for Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques Therapy, which was established by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in 1983. NAET is a non-invasive, drug-free, and natural solution to alleviate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine. It is painless and can be done on an infant, the elderly or even on a healthy person to treat hidden allergies. Treatments and principles applied in NAET · Allopathy & Western Sciences This refers to the knowledge of the brain, cranial nerves, spinal nerves and autonomic nervous system. NAET applies this knowledge to help in understanding the energy distribution of particular spinal nerves that emerge from the 31 pairs of spinal nerve roots. · Kinesiology This is a method to detect allergen(s). Kinesiology is the science of body movement. This knowledge is applied in NAET to compare the strength and weaknesses of any muscle. A detected weakness can mean the effect of an allergy. · Chiropractic Chiropractic can help to detect any nerve energy blockage in a specific nerve energy pathway by detecting and isolating the exact nerve root being pinched. Spinal manipulation in this practice can relieve the obstruction of the energy flow. · Acupuncture / Oriental Medicine This well-known practice teaches the importance of maintaining homeostasis in the body. Acupuncture applied at certain points is believed to be able to remove energy blockages, thus restoring balance. · Nutrition Nutritional assessments will be done to determine the best diets for your condition. How NAET therapy works One allergen will be treated at a time. Depending on the severity of your allergies, 1 to 20 visits may be needed to heal your condition. After a diagnosis has been made using standard medical testing procedures, computerized testing, and kinesiological muscle response testing, a systematic treatment procedure will be done to stimulate the central nervous system in the presence of each allergen. This will help to reprogram the brain. Most patients can be successfully treated by acupressure around the spine to stimulate the nerves which convey messages to and from the brain going to the organs and other tissues all over the body. Precautions If you are interested in getting the treatment, you must first ensure that the specialist you are visiting is practising the real NAET. According to NAET information, practitioners and programs that use words such as "distance treatments", "JMT", "BioSet", "Berg technique", "Advanced Allergy Elimination Technique", "Allergy Pathways", "Allergy Elimination Technique", "the allergy kit", "A/SERT", "BBA", and "Total Reset Method" do not perform Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) and are not sanctioned by NAET. And you should also understand that in terms of effectiveness, NAET does not claim to completely cure allergies or food, chemical and environmental sensitivities. But NAET can help to manage them. Get your NAET Therapy with our affiliated specialists. Book your session in Bali now: Allergy Therapy @ Bali   You might also like

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Benefits of Body Contouring with Liposuction

Let your body's natural beauty shine By Azra Shuib | January 14th, 2022 After a major weight loss, you might struggle with some stubborn fat pockets in certain areas like the abdomen, inner thighs or upper arm. This can be quite an eyesore when dressing up and prevent you from wearing the garments you have been eyeing prior to losing weight. Luckily, there are interventions that can help with body contouring, and one of the most effective methods is liposuction. What is Liposuction? Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves a tiny incision to insert a small tube called a cannula to suck and remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. Other names for liposuction are lipoplasty and body contouring procedures. Liposuction is not a weight-loss surgery, and it is not suitable for those who are severely obese. But it can greatly help with removing stubborn fat that is difficult to get rid of even with diet and exercise. If you are overweight, you may benefit more from interventions like bariatric surgery or bypass surgery than through liposuction. Suitable candidates for liposuction are those with too much body fat in specific spots but otherwise have stable body weight. Benefits of Liposuction You may still not be sure if liposuction is the right procedure for you. So let us list out some benefits of getting a lipo: 1. Liposuction can increase your confidence If you want to confidently wear your bikini, go sleeveless or rock your favourite jeans - but your stubborn fat pockets are bothering you - then liposuction is the way to go. With a better body contour, you can feel more attractive as it highlights your body’s natural beauty. No bulges, just smooth curves. The newly-contoured body also helps you to feel more comfortable and lighter in your own body, improving the overall quality of life. 2. Liposuction may improve your health Liposuction can decrease the fat cells, or triglycerides, in your blood. By getting a liposuction, you can help to increase your heart health. Besides that, liposuction can be an effective preventive method against weight gain. After spending so much on liposuction, you will appreciate your body more and this will motivate you to exercise and eat healthily to maintain stable body weight. You will also put on more effort to ensure fat won’t fill up the treated areas again. Therefore, lipo is definitely a good long-term investment for your looks. 3. Instant results A healthy diet and exercise can definitely help to remove fat from all parts of the body, but they may not be as effective for stubborn fat bulges in specific parts of the body. What’s great about lipo is that it can easily target stubborn fat in your stomach, back, upper arms, and thighs. You do not need months or years to achieve the results you want. In fact, liposuction is a safe procedure too - but you need to do your part in choosing the best clinic with certified doctors. These days, liposuction comes with great innovations such as VASER lipo and Cool Lipo. The advancements come with a high price, but it’s definitely worth it for your long-term goals. Recovery for liposuction is also relatively short, as it may take a few days up to 2 weeks, depending on the size of the treated areas. However, considering the immediate result it brings, the recovery period does not outweigh the benefits at all. 4. Liposuction will improve your happiness One thing that is often overlooked when it comes to liposuction is the satisfaction and happiness level it brings. After lipo, you will fit comfortably into any outfit, pose in pictures without worries and have an increase in self-confidence, which improves your happiness. So many people hold their big and small decisions in life out of insecurity about how they look. And there is nothing wrong with getting treatment interventions that can enhance your self-esteem so that you’ll beam with confidence in your pictures, rock your big presentations, excel in interviews or look stunning on your wedding day. 5. Smoother skin after treatment It’s time to love the skin you’re in. After removing lumps and grooves, your skin will become irresistible to touch. This can also prevent cellulite from forming or getting worse. Generally, your skin will naturally contract after liposuction, but this depends on each individual’s skin elasticity as well. But when you have smoother body contour, skin-tightening treatments will work better. So, if you are considering collagen-boosting treatments or just looking forward to applying lotion each night, then liposuction can definitely help to enhance that experience. Click on any pages to learn more or book a treatment: Cool Lipo @ Kuala Lumpur Liposuction @ Geneva Vaser Liposelection @ Bangkok Neck Liposuction @ Hungary Lower Body Liposuction @ Tokyo   You might also like

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Must All Women Attend Annual Checkup and Why?

Health is wealth, or so they say. Even more so, women's health is much priceless. By Afrina Ghazali | January 7th, 2022 Annual checkups are important for everyone especially those above 40, regardless the gender. But why is it especially important for women to get them regularly done will be elaborated further. Did you know, that most women including you have the probability of 50% to question "Are annual checkups necessary since I am feeling fine?" The answer remains to be a yes. You should go for an annual checkup from time to time even if you are healthy. The checkups will help you to screen for medical issues, run risk assessments for future medical issues, update vaccinations as well as encourage you to practice a healthy lifestyle. When people say annual screenings may save lives, doesn't that just sound absurd? How is it so? Keri Peterson, MD, said, "When you detect a disease early you can prevent complications and improve quality of life." Apart from living a healthy life and practising a healthy lifestyle, scheduling routine health screenings are also important in keeping up to a healthy life. From mammograms to pap smears and other screenings, it could sometimes be confusing and overwhelming, really, how should you know when is the right time for you to have them done? Is it a must to do it once every year? Guess what, we have summarised all the important screenings for you and this article will tell you if you need to get those screenings and how often should you get them. Which Screenings Should You Get? 1. Mammogram If you have reached the age of 40, well it's time to get your first mammogram. Mammograms screen for any types of breast cancer including invasive lobular and ductal cancer. By going through mammography every year once you turn 40, you can reduce the risk of death due to breast cancer. 2. Pap Smear Test Sometimes called a pap test, is a screening done to detect any chances of cervical cancer. It screens out for any precancerous or cancerous cells on your cervical area. 3. HPV Test and Vaccination If you have gotten yourself an HPV Vaccination, it's most likely that you have reduced the risks of human papillomavirus. But for those who had never taken the vaccinations, it is best to go for HPV tests and check for the presence of the virus that will trigger cell changes in the cervical area and lead to cervix cancer if left not treated appropriately. 4. Cholesterol Test Did you know that after the age of menopause, women's LDL (bad cholesterol) levels tend to develop sudden rise compared to men? Yes, and this is the reason why we recommend you check your cholesterol levels every year to have a better idea of how to manage a healthier lifestyle. 5. Colonoscopy It's recommendable for those aged 45 to 50 to have their first colonoscopy. Colonoscopy will screen the images of your colons and help detect any polyps that can develop into cancerous cells. The results of your first colonoscopy will usually determine the next colonoscopy. If you have a healthy colon, well your next colonoscopy would probably be in another 5 years. 6. Blood Pressure Screening Especially for women who have diabetes, kidney issues, heart diseases or other critical conditions, it is best to check your blood pressure often or at least once every year. Or, if you happen to not have any of the conditions above but experiencing a systolic reading of more than 130 and a diastolic reading of above 80, then please seek advice from your nearest medical experts. 7. Eye Exam Eye exam such as Vision - Snellen Chart Test is not necessary for every woman to get once a year. However, if you are diabetic and beginning to develop sight issues or turning 60 of age, then it is recommended that you get your eyes tested every year. 8. Skin Examination If you happen to have any family history of skin cancer, then you might be at higher risk to have one. This is why skin examination is important to inspect even on your own. If you find any changes to the existing mole or start to grow new ones, that could possibly be the early onset of skin cancer and best if you could have it examined at your nearest local hospital. 9. Bone Density Screening Have you heard of osteoporosis? If you have, did you know that is it four times more common to happen to women than men? Yes, it's true. This is why we highly suggest that women aged 60 and above should start getting their bone density screened. How often should you be screening it depends on the results of the screening and other risk factors? 10. BMI Screening Your Body mass index indicates whether you are obese, normal or underweight. If you happen to be obese, there's a tendency that you may develop serious health problems like diabetes and heart diseases. We recommend you seek advice on how to manage your lifestyle and avoid all critical diseases at all costs. At the end of the day, you won't entirely need to screen for everything at once. But often these health screenings come in packages so it's more affordable and making it easier for you to get all done at once. You can also look at the women screening packages on our website: Health Screening Packages for Women   You might also like

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Can You Breastfeed After Getting Breast Implants?

Can you have the best of both worlds? By Azra Shuib | December 31st, 2021 Breast implants can help a lot of women who are unhappy with their breast shape and sizes. But some of you may be hesitant to undergo the procedure out of concerns that the surgery might interfere with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding can be every mothers' pride and joy. Some mothers would prefer to exclusively breastfeed their babies for 6 months, while some would even prefer to do it for 2 years' solid long. There are numerous reasons why they choose to do so which include bonding with their babies, keeping the babies healthy by giving the best nutrition and boosting their immune systems and it's a great benefit for the mothers too! This is why getting breast implants may concern them. How will breastfeeding be different after getting implants? Firstly, breastfeeding won’t affect the implants, and surgeons generally believe that breast implants also won't affect breastfeeding ability. But there are a few exceptions, depending on the original state of breasts before surgery and the type of incision used. For instance, if implants are placed through an incision on an area where it damages nerves or impacts the viability of milk ducts, then you may have issues with breastfeeding. Implants are usually positioned behind milk glands or below chest muscles, which does not affect milk supply. While nursing, the baby also cannot bite or harm the implants. However, despite the implants’ placement, the incision type plays a big role in ensuring whether you can breastfeed. If the incision keeps the areola intact, it is less likely to cause issues. Incisions made under the breast, through the armpit or belly button don’t usually cause problems with breastfeeding. Tips to breastfeed right If your breasts didn’t change during pregnancy, you may have had insufficient glandular tissue after an augmentation (low or no milk production). To increase milk supply, you can talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for domperidone, the drug that promotes milk production. Besides that, patients who have undergone breast augmentation should be wary of a breast infection, also known as mastitis. This condition can increase the risk of capsular contracture. In serious conditions, doctors may advise you to have your implants removed. Other Takeaway Tips · Breastfeed often · Empty your breasts regularly · Try herbs that can increase breast milk supply, such as fennel, milk thistle, and fenugreek · Ensure baby latches properly. You may get guidance from your attending doctor or nurse about the proper ways to latch Bottom line You shouldn’t worry about the ability to breastfeed with implants. Usually, the surgeon will take into account your condition, desired results and preference to breastfeed in the future. If you have any concerns, always talk to your doctor or lactation consultant. Your baby will benefit from any amount of breast milk you produce, and it’s best to just enjoy the activity. More importantly, to preserve your ability to breastfeed, you should only get breast implants surgery from reputable clinics and doctors. Click any of the links below to learn more or make a booking: Breast Augmentation @ Bangkok Breast Augmentation @ Tokyo Breast Augmentation @ Kuala Lumpur Breast Augmentation @ Mexicali   You might also like

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