Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Improve Health and Immune System Indoor

Outdoor activities are to be avoided if unneccesary in face of new flu virus H1N1. How do we improve our health without more sports or activities outdoors?

Using the Japanese foot spa/bath therapy enhances blood circulation just like light excercises without the need to go for outdoor activities. Also, it helps in relaxation, promoting healthy body and improving immune system naturally.

Singapore Reports 1st Flu Case

SINGAPORE has reported its first patient infected with the new A(H1N1) flu strain.

Let's pray that the virus war will not start here and it will go away soon. Individuals need to have social and personal responsibilities towards these efforts.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Combining the Wisdom of Ancient Chinese and Japanese Doctors - 100% Natural Therapy

According to Chinese acupuncture theory, there are reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all parts of the body and these areas are arranged in such a way to form a map of the body. By sinking your feet into the hot water (with properties of mineral rocks), the mineral healing properties will travel to our body through the feet, rejuvenating our health. As the heat simulates the nerves and senses connected to our body, Foot Spa carries with it a foot reflexology property. A 100% natural therapy without use of medicines or drugs.

Japanese Hot Spring Foot Bath/Spa History

The usual form of footbath, which is commonly done in resorts or spas, is different from the detox foot spa machines sold in the market today. Footbath have originated from a Japanese legend occurred about 1,600 years ago. It was narrated by a group of sickly people and monks who made pilgrimage.

One evening during that time, in a deep mountain, the group looked around to find a place to rest their exhausted bodies. They saw a hot spring streaming out of the rock where they decided to make their shanty for the night. Before sleeping, they placed their feet to the hot stream to relieve their fatigue. When they woke up the next morning, they noticed that they felt healthier than ever before. The group completed their pilgrimage, and they were informed by their physicians that their illnesses were gone.

This occurrence of miraculous healing power spread around from villages to villages. Thousands of people followed the same route of pilgrimage, and some doctors and renowned physicians found that footbath has something to do with healing. From then on, the term “footbath” or “Ashiyu” in Japanese was born.

Foot bathing works by soaking your feet in a shallow hot spring. If your feet become warm, then your whole body may become warm, too. You will feel relaxed just like you are taking a bath in hot spring. So it is not necessary that a full body bath is needed for hot spring effects or therapy.

Today, we know that the source of its healing power comes from the different kinds of mineral contents in hot springs.

Japanese claimed that it can help rejuvenate your health and remove fatigue and other stress-oriented illnesses (e.g. neuralgia, rheumatism, lumbago, poor blood circulation, hemorrhoids, fatigue, dry skin, bruise, frostbite, chapped hand, miliaria (or heat rash), allergies, pimples, migraine, insomnia, headaches, sinusitis, stiff neck and shoulders, sports injuries).

The recommended temperature is 35-38°C and about 10–15 minutes per treatment session.

Monday, May 25, 2009

There are about 20 different species of apple in Japan. Most famous place is Aomori Prefecture, where the climate is cool throughout the year including summer. There is also good sunshine and fertile soil. This picture shows a specie call Kogyoku. It has nice fragrant and nice taste, considered a more expensive specie.
Rememeber the quote when we are young.....
"An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away"

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ezyhealth Magazine Contribution

Japan is a place with beautiful nature all around and natural hot springs scattered across the island. Natural Water Falls are a good place for enjoyment, it generates large amounts of negative ions for fresher air and improved body health. Certain reports mentions about the immune system improvement.

This June issue of Ezyhealth and Beauty Magazine consists of our article contribution on Hot Springs In Japan. This is done together with Mr Bryan Gan, a health and beauty adviser. Look forward and enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Bamboo Charcoal Cake

Japanese not only use bamboo charcoal but EAT bamboo charcoal. They believed to have detoxification effects. This is evident even in ancient Chinese Medicinal Book - 本草纲目. By Chinese Physician Li ShiZhen. They are innovative enough to flavour their cake with bamboo charcoal powder!
But careful that when you buy these food products, because not all bamboo charcoal powders are safe to eat. Japanese source is recommended.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Reflexology or somtime called foot zone therapy is an alternative medicine or method involving the practice of massaging, squeezing, or pushing on parts of the feet, or sometimes even the hands and ears.

About 7200 nerve endings in our feet are interconnected through the brain and spinal cord to every part, gland and muscle of the body. Therefore, we can say that the feet are a mirror image of the body, each organ being represented in a reflex point on the foot. Some are found on both feet, such as the lungs, others are only on one foot, such as the spleen on the left foot.

The idea is to stimulate the senses or nerves system to bring a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, or to improve general health. This ancient therapy is known to promote the body's own healing powers.

Some benefits of reflexology

  • releases stress and tension
  • improves blood circulation and activates lymph drainage
  • assists in elimination of toxins
  • strengthens the immune system and harmonises vital functions
  • enables a deep state of relaxation and well being

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This is how the Indian Sandalwood Oil looks like. It is also called the Liquid Gold. Prices for such precious oil is always increasing but never drops.

So if you can find authentic one at a good price, you are luck ! But most sell at very high prices. I will try to source for a reliable and reasonably priced one. still researching.......

Sandalwood Oil is traditionally used in religious and ayurvedic treatment in India. Sandalwood oil is very effective for relaxation, insomnia, meditation and stress. But unfortunately, many sandalwood oil that is sold is not pure and not from India due to the Indian government control over its extinction and illegal trading. A 1 kg authentic India Sandalwood oil can cost up to USD 3000. It is also very popular in Japan.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Japan Times - The World's Window on Japan

My favourite site for news about Japan is found in The Japan Times. There is an online version . There are many articles and archive that can be found here. Life in Japan can found on this

Swine Virus Fear Cools Down In Singapore

The idea about getting prepared for the virus is starting to go off with many stocks now in the market. The best preparation will still be personal hygience, avoid unneccesary contact and build up the immue system with excercise etc. I will be sharing on the benefits of using hot spring therapy as used in Japan for improving overall wellness.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Swine Virus Craze

Japan is in high preparation with all face masks and thermeters going out of stock depsite high soaring prices. In Singapore, the situation is the same. Almost all phamarmacies are out of stock...Importantly, we still have to strengthen our immune system through diet, proper rest, excercise etc.

Friday, May 1, 2009

How time passed. Yesterday was Labour Day and it is Saturday today...many people doing shopping but the purchasing seems to drop a little when I was at departmental doubt, the swine virus is coming....all are preparing for the final swine virus war.