Chiropractor Tried To Help Chain Smokers Quit By Choking Them In His Bathroom : News : Headlines & Global News

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Among his techniques, the chiropractor used to cover his clients faces with a towel and blow cigarette smoke into their faces. (Photo : Reuters) In a gruesome attempt to make chain smokers quit the habit of smoking cigarettes, a Croatian pensioner allegedly choked his patients in a bathroom until they fainted, Agence France-Presse reported. Facing a possible prison term for “charlatanism,” 69-year-old Petar Miro chiropractic toronto Zanki’s list of victims included a former government minister and a local pop star, prosecutors said on Friday. The perpetrator believed he had discovered an orthodox way of breaking his client’s smoking habits. Among his techniques, the chiropractor used to cover his client’s faces with a towel and blow cigarette smoke into their faces. Another favored treatment was causing the victims to lose their breath by stimulating acupressure points of their necks, AFP reported. “Two unsatisfied clients complained to prosecutors, saying Zanki had squeezed their necks until they passed out,” AFP reported. “They said the method had failed to help them quit smoking.” AFP continued, “Operating out of his bathroom in the central coastal town of Trogir, Zanki lacked any necessary qualifications for carrying out his unconventional treatments, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.” “Charlatanism”, which carries a potential prison sentence of up to six months, has been the offense Zanki has been charged with. But some clients have come out in defense of Zanki’s unusual methods, with a former agricultural minister and local celebrities saying they had positive experiences, according to local media. Zanki charged his clients around $280 per session between 2011 and 2012 for these treatments, the prosecutors said. Smoking was banned by Croatia, which joined EU last year, in all public places in 2009, AFP reported. According to the World Health Organization, the Balkans is part of Europe’s most determined smokers, with 30 to 40 percent of all adults hooked on the habit.
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Brookfield Chiropractor Introduces Spinal Decompression Treatment – JSOnline

Knapp is offering all potential patients the opportunity to have a free consultation to determine if there could be a benefit from spinal decompression. Dr. Nicole Knapp, Owner of Knapp Chiropractic and Wellness Center, stated, I am grateful to be the first clinic to offer this effective therapy in the Brookfield area. Those suffering from chronic neck and back pain shouldnt be dependent upon surgery or drugs, which is why it is important for me to offer a healing treatment that provides exceptional relief to the nerves and muscles within the spine and neck. Performed on a highly-calibrated treatment here. table, spinal decompression therapy consists of a series of slow pulls, holds and releases that cause gradual realignment. This chronic low back pain treatment takes the pressure off of pinched nerves and corrects bulging or herniated discs. For lasting results, this chiropractic therapy is meant to be performed over a series of sessions; following a first treatment, patients often report an immediate improvement. Those seeking relief and chiropractic care in Brookfield, WI can now turn to Dr. Knapp for non-surgical treatments for chronic pain related to the neck, sciatica, and other lower back pain. Begin a path to reduced pain and an improved life.
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