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21 Mar

Bowen Therapy Townsville Zinc and your colds



Zinc is one of those minerals the body can’t do without, like Vitamin C it plays an important part in white blood cell production, and deficiencies in zinc tend to lead towards low immunity. And like Vitamin C, it has to be present in white blood cells before you get an infection so it can fuel cell divisions the moment the body detects an infection. However, if you haven’t been eating a fully nutritious diet and you feel a cold coming on, don’t despair. A 2012 study reported by the Canadian Medical Journal found that taking zinc supplements after catching a cold reduced the duration of the sniffles by one and a half days on average when compared to those who didn’t take the supplement.

The study involved 2121 people and it found those who didn’t take zinc had their cold for over a week.  The researchers weren’t certain exactly how the zinc was working against the Rhinovirus (the most common cause of colds), but they speculated the mineral tightened facial tissues where the virus tended to congregate, potentially reducing the volume of space available for the virus to replicate itself. There were some side-effects though…a large quantity of zinc in the system can produce a metallic taste in the mouth and did cause nausea in some subjects.

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Welcome to Setter’s Health Centre the home of Bowen Therapy in Townsville Queensland Australia.

Providing 21 years of continual Bowen Therapy care to the Townsville community. And continuing to set the standard for Bowen Therapy care for all others to follow.

Celebrating 21 years

At the end of November 2013 we celebrated 22 years as Bowen Therapists operating in this wonderful city of Townsville QLD. We would humbly like to thank all of you who have walked though our door over the last 22 years, and allowed us to help you through some very trying times in your lives.

What is Bowen Therapy?

A Bowen Therapist rolls the muscles to stimulate the nerves underneath. In a set system of these moves, we get the body to respond and realign. In essence we are getting the human body to work for itself.

Did you know?

“Tom Bowen’s Technique Modality was named in his honour ‘Bowen Therapy‘ years after his death in 1982.”

“Tom Bowen never used his Technique in combination with any other modality because it was clear that the work became less effective or ceased to function at all.”

“Tom Bowen trained only six people in his modality. Mr Ossie Rentsch the founder of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia (Bowtech) is one of these six. Sadly, at this time none of them reside in Townsville, Australia.”

“Everyone is better with Tom Bowen’s Therapy in it’s original form.”


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Bowen Therapy Townsville Zinc and your colds

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