PETALING JAYA: The Star Health Expo 2018 will highlight the benefits of alternative treatments such as chiropractic and the use of nutrition in caring for joints.
Chiropractor Dr Jim Osterwise said the treatment was not just for pain relief but also helped to maintain health and wellness.
"It helps to regain and maintain health naturally. It should be chiropractic first, drugs second and surgery last," said Dr Osterwise who will be speaking on the subject at the event on July 14.
People under chiropractic care enjoyed higher immune confidence, said Dr Osterwise, who has a practice with the ESA Wellness and the Tan Sri Datuk Paduka Saleha Complementary Health Care Centre here.
"It has been shown that 20 minutes after an adjustment, there are increased white blood cells circulating. This is your immune system at work," he added.
People conscious about their health and wellness and those seeking a deeper understanding of how the nervous system works should attend the talk, said Dr Osterwise.
Jessica Ho, a nutritionist with Medispec (M) Sdn Bhd, will talk about the nutrients needed in caring for healthy joints.
"We will look into how wear and tear will cause different joint problems and to counter this using nutrition," said Ho.
Elderly people with joint problems, fitness enthusiasts and athletes could benefit from the talk, she said.
Star Health Expo 2018 with the theme "Get Fit. Live Great!" aims to inspire Malaysians to lead a healthy lifestyle and adopt a holistic approach to life that includes physical and mental health, emotional wellbeing and financial wellness.
Star Health Expo 2018 is organised by I.Star Events Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Star Media Group Berhad, with Great Eastern Life as exclusive event partner.
It will be held in Halls 1 to 3 of the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre from July 13 to 15.
It is open from 10am to 7pm. Admission is free. For further details, call 03 7967 1388 (ext 1541/1097) or visit us at www.facebook.com/starhealthexpo
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