Titanium Products For Health?…

Somehow I cannot help but think of the six million dollar man tv series I grew up watching when I think of the word or rather the metal titanium. Anyhow what sparked my interest was when I came across a Phiten Store in Marina Square. In fact I had passed it by a few times in the past and even looked in once, however I was skeptical that the products even worked. I mean how many copper bracelets or magnetic bracelets shops claimed more or less the same benefits of circulation and pain relieve just by using their products. But what got my attention this time, was that they their products were now being sold in Changi Hospital!

So far I experienced two very interesting demonstrations at their store to show that their products actually work. During the first demonstration I actually felt the slight change in the tension of the muscles. However in the second demonstration which was different then the first, I couldn’t quite tell if it was working the way it should as it involved lifting two big and filled bottles of water by the handle. ( think it has to do with the fact that I am used to lifting heavy weights)

Anyhow I decided to give their necklace a try since it looked rather cool and sportive. I have noticed that I am much calmer then I otherwise would be after wearing it for more than 24hours. Also waking up from the bed seems more effortless than before, perhaps due to the increase in circulation. You might say that it is all psychological, but hey! You can always try the products out yourself to see if they work.

Their products were originally designed for use as a medical aid, helping to improve the flow of blood in coma patients and others suffering from immobility. The research and development has spanned over twenty years, and until recently, only the wealthy could afford them. Finally, however, the price has come down and now their products have become a standard and are a great alternative for those who do not like constantly taking pills for relieving body aches and pains.

I got this interesting article off another site not related in anyway to Phiten…..

An Explanation of Titanium

Titanium (atomic number: 22; element symbol: Ti )

Titanium was discovered by a German chemist in 1791 and named 1795 for the Greek mythical characters known as Titans. They were giants who pre-dated and gave birth to the Greek gods. Titanium is a sliver-white colored metal which is resistant to rust, heat, and seawater, and are hypoallergenic It is often used for medical tools and technical tools in various fields. The living body conducts electric currents throughout itself, related to the nervous and muscular systems. Disturbances in the body’s electric current can generate various maladies. In our everyday lives, we are constantly exposed to various electromagnetic waves, which can harm the body. Titanium, with its strong ionization tendency, promotes better electrical through the body and helps counteract the negative electromagnetic waves in our environment. The results include improved metabolism and the reduction of muscle stiffness and pain. Athletes and medical specialists both have begun recommending the curative properties titanium recently.

The special characteristics of Titanium

Titanium possesses such extraordinary qualities such as the following:

1. it is lightweight

2. it is sturdy

3. it will not rust

4. it does not produce allergic reactions in the human body

Because of these highly –regarded characteristics, Titanium is now used in everything from everyday products such as eyeglass frames, golf clubs, watches, cameras, to such highly advanced products as medical equipment, as well as parts used in the space aeronautics industry.

Titanium has recently begun to garner further interest as sports professionals and athletes, from high school soccer players to runners in the international marathon, in baseball league to golf PGA, have been wearing titanium necklaces, titanium bracelets and titanium coated-tape around their necks, wrists and arms. Many who wear these titanium bio jewelleries have reported that there is a miraculous beneficial effect of improving blood circulation and reducing muscles stress. This has cause an increasing trend of wearing titanium bio jewelleries in sports. In fact, it is an essential accessory for many professional players of major league sports clubs and sports associations now. Titanium has been proven to be so popular in sports that television shows have been broadcast special features stories around this new phenomenon. The New York Times has also reported this new phenomenon under the heading “Is Your Bat Speed a Bit Off? Try a Titanium Necklace “ in June 22, 2005.

How Titanium affects the Body, and its Benefits.

Electricity is constantly flowing throughout the human body. Muscles respond sensitively to minute amounts of this electric current. Human cells are composed of atomic nuclei as well as electronic nuclei. Electronic nuclei emit positive and negative charges that delicate balance each other. In order words, it is probably not an overstatement to say that our bodies are controlled by electricity. However, if for some reasons the positive and negative charges in our cells are upset and the delicate balance them are disrupted, the electric currents in our bodies become uneven and unbalance. This results in such aches and illnesses as stiff shoulders, lower back pain, headaches, dizziness, ringing tone in the ears, diarrhea, constipation, and severe ocular pain.

According to Eastern Oriental medicine, every organ, whether it is the brain, heart, liver or kidney, maintains its own electromagnetic field. When the dedicate balance of these fields are upset the flow of “ki” or life energy, is disrupted, leading to illness.

Today, we live our everyday lives surrounded by all kinds of household electrical appliances. Whenever these appliances are operated using electricity, they invariably produce electromagnetic waves. These waves always disrupt our biological electrical currents and damage our physical health. However, a life without electrical appliances and equipment is now no longer feasible. Therefore, in order to live healthier lives, we must help balance and repair the disruptions to our biological electrical currents. To put it more simply, we need to bring in electricity from outside of our bodies-this idea is the crux of all medical treatments using electricity or magnetism.

Electrons or cluster of electrons that produce electrical charges are called ions. Many methods of medical treatment use the effects of ions, or ionization. For example, ultrasound and irradiation using low frequency waves are often employed in the treating of muscles pain, or in the rehabilitation of patients with partial paralysis. These treatments take advantage of the fact that when the body is exposed to electrical current of electrical waves, it becomes heated. The increased warmth encourages a more vigorous flow of blood throughout the body, simulating sympathetic nerves and causing the capillaries and vessels to expand. This in turn improves metabolism, and encourages cells to expel toxic wastes more easily. Furthermore, appropriate warmth helps to relieve pain and bring about relaxation. Other beneficial effects include the loosening of muscles, the alleviation of pain and spasms, and the increased alkalinity of such bodily fluids as blood and lymph node fluids.

The disruption of biological electrical currents can also be corrected by using metals. Metals by nature emit positive and negative (minus) charges, and it is the degree to which these charges are emitted that determines their ionization strength. Ionizing propensities differ from metal to metal, it has been generally recognized that aluminum possesses the strongest such effect, followed by zinc, iron, nickel, tin, lead, copper, mercury, white gold and gold. However, until recently, it has been discovered that Titanium is believed to have an even higher ionizing effect than any of these metals.

Titanium is thus extremely effective in correcting the disruptions in a person’s biological electrical currents, thereby eliminating any unpleasant and painful symptoms. The excellent results derives from wearing a titanium bracelets are due to the fact that titanium emits electrical currents that are beneficial in correcting and balancing a person’s disrupted biological electrical currents. Link

A Study done using Titanium tape

Bangkok Trip 27-29 July 2008

Flight Details :- 27Jul TR108 SIN 1805hrs – BKK 1905Hrs

Flight Details :- 29Jul TR109 BKK 2005hrs – SIN 2330Hrs

Exchange Rate: 24.2

First trip using a Budget Airline and the negative stories I’ve heard prior to flying Tiger Airways did not ring true for me. Perhaps they had completed or re-renovated the Budget terminal and the tiger crew were re-trained or something but everything was smooth and easy sailing….erm I meant flying. Perhaps the only slight discomfort I experienced was due to the proximity of the seats hence the lack of leg room for us somewhat lanky gents.

Due to a very slight delay we reached Bayoke Sky Hotel and checked in at approximately 2000hrs. The room we were provided on the 43rd floor was roomy, very clean, had a nice view….in short great! The only thing missing from the room was a bidet or at least a hose beside the toilet seat. My colleague and I took 10mins to unpack and off we went our separate ways to have dinner. (He joined his Muslim buddies while I went off with Kelvin and Ivy ) The three of us got on a three wheeled Tuk Tuk and made our way to Sawadee Thai Restaurant where we had six dishes but I took pics for only three of them as I was so engrossed in savouring the food that I forgot to take the rest. Bill with the drinks came up to 2660bht.

After dinner we headed on to RCA ( Otherwise known as Royal City Avenue. A complete block of discos and pubs with the flashiest lights and the hippest music.) for drinks and a goodtime. Nice to ‘act’ young again dancing the night away and it sure helped that the drinks were pretty cheap! A whole bottle of Absolut Vodka was only about SGD60.00 Made it safely back to the hotel feeling happy and a little worn out at about 0230hrs then it was ZZZZZZZZ time!

Day 2 & 3

Had a fabulous International Breakfast Buffet at the hotel till about 0900hrs then it was time for all of us to change our form into birds. Oh right….for the benefit of those who do not know what I mean, well when most small birds chirp they often sounds like ‘cheep cheep cheep’ well when we go shopping over there in bangkok practically everyone goes ‘cheap cheap cheap cheap!’ :*grins*

The only difference between day 2 and day 3 was the gym workout we had on day 3 prior to breakfast and the location of the shopping areas we covered and the massages we had. The first massage we had was an oil massage which we wanted in a place with ambience. However we did not want to pay skyrocket prices like the one found in our hotel, the minimum price in the hotel was around 2000 Bht. We found a great place which charged double the ones found along the road but was worth every cent! It’s called Petchada Spa and Health Care and can be found just opposite Bangkok Palace Hotel and we paid only 600 bht each. We also had a head, back and foot massage on the last day at Pratunam Centre for only 139Bht and it was great too less of course the ambience. The best shopping buys in my opinion, were got in the vicinity of our hotel. Of course if you want different things then you’ll have to make your way to the different shopping centres. We covered quite a few namely :-

  • Pratunam Centre – a little like lucky plaza in Singapore, I.T. stuff right on the top floor…
  • Platinum Mall – 70% Ladies fashion 30% gents
  • Big C – Similar to carrefour etc. but ladies can get good deals on lingerie items there
  • Central Mall – There is a Naraya outlet here, and this mall looked the best since the stuff here except for Naraya were little pricey.
  • MBK
  • Siam Discovery Centre

We didn’t feel like going to the Chachuchak Market or the Suam Lum Night Bazaar since we had practically all we were looking for within the hotel vicinity and at Patpong area. Perhaps on our next trip there….hmmmmm


Out Of Bloggersphere..

Will Be Back After My Offsite Trip To Bangkok!

Cheers mates!

Pre-trip Convo With The Mrs.

Icy Conversation

Mrs : Don’t you get tempted with all that young petite women over there huh? *tries to imitate a thai girl’s voice* “Sir want a little massage and a little special later?”

Me : They don’t talk or sound like that lah….

Mrs: Then how do they sound?

Me: Well I’ll let you know when I get back…*grins*

Mrs: *smacks my arm*

A little while later….

Mrs: So are you packing any sexy underwear?

Me: No…..won’t need any…*grins*

Mrs: what?!

Me: just kidding…..disposable ones are more convienient *chuckles*

A Story On Common Sense..

I cannot recall where or how I came across this short story, but I remember it quite vividly.  At first I thought it might be one of Aesop’s fables but after doing a thorough enough search, I could not find this one listed under his collection.  Anyhow while reading the book ‘The World Is Flat’ and how outsourcing has become a matter of survival for some huge corporations, I started to recall this story……..( since I don’t know the source, here is my interpretation/version)

 A group of scientist together with a young guide were trekking through a forest in search of a ideal area to setup camp, when they came across the skeletal remains of what appeared to be a massive and magnificient creature.  The scientist were very excited about their find, and decided that they would first reconstruct the creature piece by piece and thereafter bring it back to life. 

As the weeks passed,  the young guide looked on with amazement at how swiftly the team of brilliant scientist had reconstructed the massive body and were now starting on the head.  A few weeks later they had accomplished what had appeared to be an insurmountable task! And just as they were about to revive the magnificient creature, the young guide took one look at it and shouted for them to stop while he quickly climbed up the highest tree he could find.  The scientist just laughed at him and proceeded to bring the creature back to life.  Only the young guide lived to tell this story……

The beauty of this simple short story is that there is more than a single lesson to be learnt from it.


 Obituary of Mr. Common Sense

By Rick Archer

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

  1. Knowing when to come in out of the rain
  2. Why the early bird gets the worm
  3. Life isn’t always fair
  4. Maybe it was my fault after all 

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).The health of Common Sense began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 -year- old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Tylenol, sun lotion or a band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I’m A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Merchant Education On Credit Card Fraud Prevention

I think it is great! that Mastercard has come up with an online web based tutorial on how merchants can help combat fraud and business loss as a result.  The layout and presentation is eye catching, simple and a very effective learning tool.  To learn more click here

Note however, that there are slight differences in process in the local context. For example, customers who hold chip cards must sign all transaction slips regardless of whether his/her pin was entered at the Terminal, where as they may not have to do so in the US or Europe.

Visa’s training materials seems to be merely text based and can be found here

A Message From Batdad