Sep 29, 2011|
Dear Mr. Know-It-All,
Lately my friend has been getting a lot of headaches and she’s been complaining about body sores and aches all the time. I heard about this crazy treatment where the therapist cracks a person’s neck. Do you know anything about this? —The Worried Friend
Of course I do, I’m not called Mr. Know-It-All for nothing. I’m no doctor but the sort of treatments you are referring to are all focused on natural posture alignments and re-adjustments, so I suggest you tell your friend to go to a chiropractor. Don’t even attempt to take her to a practitioner you are unsure about. If someone is going to crack your neck and re-align your spine you’d better be sure that they know what they are doing. Here are some suggestions. Give Vital Health Chiropractic (Room 603, Causeway Bay Commercial Building, 1 Sugar St., Causeway Bay, 2881-0286, www.vitalhealth.hk) a call to set up a consultation for your friend with their experienced practitioner, Dr. Fong. Following the consultation, she will get a thorough examination before they start treatment. You can also give Dr. Claudia Ng a try (Room 1309, Tak Shing House, 20 Des Voeux Rd., Central, 2111-9911, www.drspine.com.hk). She’s a registered chiropractor and after treatment she will suggest relevant stretching and strengthening exercises as well as lifestyle adjustments for your friend.
Dear Mr. Know-It-All,
I was out to dinner with my friends last night and we went to Chungking Mansions for homemade Turkish ice cream. It was a disaster. Not only did the place scare the crap out of my friend who had never been there before but we also found out that the shop closed down ages ago. I want my fix of Turkish ice cream, so where can I go to get one? Also, are there any good gelato joints around here? —Ice Cream Snob
If you were a true Hong Konger you’d be more than pleased with a Mister Softee, but since you are fully aware that you’re a snob when it comes to ice cream, I’ll indulge you. Istanbul Express Turkish Restaurant (G/F, 66 Lockhart Rd., Wan Chai, 2865-0066) offers a small selection of authentic Turkish ice cream. As for gelato, the coffee shop Holly Brown (G/F, 22 Stanley St., Central, 2869-9008, www.hollybrowncoffee.com) also specializes in homemade Italian gelato. Your choice of gelato can be accompanied by a cone, a thick slice of toast or waffles along with a wide selection of toppings and fruits.