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26 Dec

So you’ve made it to Boxing Day…








Well, I warned you, drink too much on Christmas Day and the dreaded after-effects we like to call a Hangover have come knocking. Trouble is, what to do? That aspirin isn’t cutting it and you’ve still got to visit Great Auntie Doris…like you promised last year. Generally hangovers are the result of dehydration, but the withdrawal of ethanol from the system – like caffeine or even worse drugs – can be a significant cause too, as can a stressed liver unable to get the toxic results of too much christmas cheer out of the system fast enough. Step One is to drink as much water as you can – because in the tropical north you’re bound to be badly dehydrated. But here’s a few other remedies that might help.

Taking Milk Thistle before you start drinking and then later that night before you go to bed can help – combined with Vitamin D, milk thistle has been shown to regenerate liver cells, which is best done while you’re sleeping off the ‘big’ day.

Likewise, Vitamin B6 (Pyritinol) in very large amounts can help, which leads into why vegemite on toast or a berocca will take the edge off. Boosting you’re depleted electrolytes is a good idea too – sports drinks with their combination of salts, sugars and water will go a long way to restoring you’re body’s hydration. In the same vein, a bacon sandwich can also pump up the salt if you feel like a greasy restoration. Foods that contain the amino acid Cysteine – such as eggs – will also have curative effect for the evils of drink.

And then there’s the infamous ‘Hair of the Dog’…now I’m not here to promote excessive drinking, however, consuming additional alcohol will – by default – reduce the pain…so to speak. Medical opinion on this topic suggests you’re only postponing the symptoms – so the ‘dog’ is just like putting you’re headache on credit – you’ll still have to pay.

Mind you, it is possible you’re one of the lucky thirty-percent of adults who have a natural resistance to the impacts of alcohol – in which case you’re reading this and wondering what I’m going on about.


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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.”

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

20 years of Bowen Therapy in the tropics

Over the last twenty years Setter’s Health Centre has continually offered Bowen Therapy to the beautiful city of Townsville in Queensland, Australia. We would like to thank all of you who have walked though our door over those twenty years and allowed us to help you through some very trying times in your lives. It has been a wonderful journey to be your Bowen Therapist and to watch as you have recovered from your injuries through Bowen Therapy.

Benjamin Setter

Practice Founder.

“Celebrating 20 years of continual Bowen Therapy service in the Townsville community.”

Over this time we have practiced from four different locations.

1. From 1991 to 1994 – 48 Bowen Road Rosslea Townsville.

2. From 1994 to 1996 – 13 Ingham Road West end Townsville.

3. From 1996 to 2001 – 169c Charters Towers Road Townsville.

4. From 2001 to today – 6 Fulham Road Townsville.

Welcome to Setter’s Health Centre, providing 20 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.

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