As the daughter of two medical doctors I’ve always placed great stock in using Western medicine to treat ailments and illnesses. But what if you’re not sick with infection or injury, but just not feeling at peak health? How do you recover faster from heavy training? It’s there where the scientific and medical community is still trying to figure things out.
Meanwhile, there are some doctors out there who merge their medical training with traditional healing practices (also known as complementary medicine). My aunt, who is also also a doctor, runs N’dea Day Spa on Taft Avenue. Not only do they offer regular spa services like facials, manicures and pedicures, and the like, but they also offer medical services like body sculpting using ultrasonic cavitation, RF, sculptone, and non-surgical fat reduction and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. They also have a doctor who comes along by appointment to perform traditional Chinese medicine therapies like acupuncture and ventosa, which are supposedly good for helping the body recover. So after my two weekends of racing and really putting my body through its paces, my aunt suggested that I see Dr. Jeannie Talavera.
Dr. Jeannie trained not only as a medical doctor — her specialty is anesthesia — but also studied Oriental medicine at the Ateneo de Manila. She also has clinic hours at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City and Bonifacio Global City.
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