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04 Apr

Cold and Flu season is already here – time for Vitamin C

Cold and Flu season is already here… We’ve all heard how Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) can help you through colds and flu, but is this true? How does Vitamin C even work? Well, there’s no doubt Vitamin C is important to the body – a deficiency will leave you with Scurvy no less, which is the result of body not being able to manufacture collagen. However a low Vitamin C intake has been shown to increase the rates of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and a decreased life expectancy.For daily body function, Vitamin C prevents iron compounds becoming non-soluble, maximising the amount of iron you’ve ingested being used by the body rather than being excreted in an unusable form.

Vitamin C is also found at very high level in white blood cells – and this is where it’s importance to fighting infection appears to lie. The immune cells specifically store ascorbic acid, and once they are activated by a virus or bacteria, they consume this stored Vitamin C at a very high rate. As a result, an infection will quickly leave the body short of Vitamin C and this is why ingesting high doses of the vitamin during an infection can be beneficial. In fact the body’s consumption rate of Vitamin C during illness may actually prevent you from over-saturating with this vitamin – but only while you are ill.

The United States National Academy of Science recommend a daily intake of 75-90mg per day, however they contend a dose of 2000mg per day can be tolerated by the body. Saturating the body with Vitamin C will result in diarrhoea, which is considered by proponents of orthomolecular medicine as the required marker for the body reaching it’s actual Vitamin C requirements – although the latter has not been clinically proven.

Cold and Flu season… Clearing your head With Bowen Therapy!

So what do you do if your plumbing is blocked? Well, if it’s your house you’d call a plumber, right? But if it is your sinuses, would you call your Bowen Therapist? Perhaps you should. A nasal decongestant might clear the nose, but it may not do much good for the sinus, which often needs a more physical approach to clearing. Here’s where Bowen Therapy comes in. By using Upper Respiratory procedure a Bowen Therapist can gently remove the mucous build up out of the facial sinuses, relieving sinus pressure almost immediately.

The process is relatively simple, by manipulating the facial muscles, the sinuses can be physically opened, allowing the inflammation to drain into the lymphatic system, where the body can transport the  mucous and excrete it. The sinus pain should then subside quickly, leaving you a happy customer without a plumbing problem. This procedure will work brilliantly on any one, from babies to the aged. Upper Respiratory procedure can also acheive positive results for those suffering allergic reactions, asthma, colds, the flu, sore throats, swollen glands, ear infections and even deafness and vision impairment.

And did I mention it can help you if you’re about to hop on a plane? So next time you’re travelling, think about a seeing your Bowen Therapist before you get to 35,000-feet.

Are you in need of sinus pain relief?

To contact us immediately about a Bowen Therapy session tailored specifically for you.

Book an appointment on 07 4728 8800, via email at office@settershealthcentre.com.au or on our online appointment form.

Home to the Bowen Therapy Pain Relief Specialists in Townsville for 26 years. Contact Setter’s H.C. for effective relief of Pain & Injury. Health Funds Approved!

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