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I... would rather be fat! [Apr. 20th, 2006|04:09 pm]
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A bold weight-loss program of the Life of Life Healing Spa in Hong Kong involves actually setting fire briefly to the parts of the body holding the most fat, according to a December dispatch in London's Daily Telegraph. According to owner Karen Chu, the fire follows an energy flow "reading," full-body exfoliation, high-pressure hose spray, and herb-and-potion and alcohol rub-downs (but wet towels and a fire extinguisher are at the ready in case of problems). Chu said about 100 clients have undergone the treatment, with no complications, and the ones interviewed by the Daily Telegraph reporter praised the service. Chu said the treatment is based on traditional Chinese medicine, but a Hong Kong doctor interviewed by Agence France-Presse said, "I have never heard of such a thing." [Daily Telegraph (London), 12-4-05]
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2006-04-20 04:06 pm (UTC)
I guess they're trying to melt it away?

Actually, they've got a new electron laser device that they can tune to literally melt fat without burning the skin. I read about it in NewScientist. They program the depth, it melts the fat and your body flushes the stuff away. They think they might even be able to use mini versions to clean out arteries, but its still in the animal testing phase.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-21 08:05 pm (UTC)
Oooh!!! Now that's something I would try.

And poor animals. :(
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2006-04-24 09:00 am (UTC)
They're not complaining now that they're svelt and trim. At least, I hope they're not.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-24 10:33 am (UTC)
LOL! Good call.
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