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Just what the Doctor Ordered: Visiting Practitioner Helps Fight Winter Blues with Acupuncture Therapy at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket

          Promoting healthy lifestyle changes without sacrificing the indulgencies of luxury travel, Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas has partnered with acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro to run wellness workshops at Anantara Spa for a limited time only.
          From 29 December 2019 until 18 January 2020, Dr. Rui Loureiro, whose multidisciplinary approach blends tradition and modern diagnostic tools, will offer guests a host of treatments and programmes including traditional acupuncture, a quit smoking for life programme, epigenetic testing, holistic facial rejuvenation using 24-carat gold needles, and anti-cellulite treatments to banish localised fat deposits and excessive weight.
          Cocooned in serenity, Anantara Spa at Anantara Mai Khao, is set in the perfect location to prepare the mind for a journey towards improved wellbeing. A sun-dappled lagoon filled with blooming lilies offers a soothing backdrop to where Dr. Loureiro's signature brand of holistic medical care feels like a natural fit.
          Following a complimentary consultation, Dr. Loureiro proposes a personalised treatment plan comprised of the programme's main building blocks: a traditional 60-minute Acupuncture session (5,950 THB++) addresses a host of ailments, from joint pain, backache, acne and arthritis to chronic headaches and migraines. Dr. Loureiro's 30-minute Quit Smoking for Life programme (7,500THB ++ utilises auricular electro-acupuncture therapy without needles to minimise cravings, eliminate withdrawal syndrome, and calm the nervous system. The Full Epigenetic Test (8,500THB++) relies on bio profiling for lifestyle recommendations based on levels of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, gut health, and immune system health, found in the hair. Testing can also determine exposure to and presence of virus, bacteria, fungus, parasites in the body within the last six to eight months.
          The aesthetic benefits of acupuncture are harnessed in the Holistic Facial Rejuvenation Programme (60 minutes/8,500THB++), a form of cosmetic acupuncture using 24-carat gold needles to treat wrinkles and sagging. For conditions such as cellulite, localised fat deposits and excessive weight, the Anti-Cellulite Treatment (60 minutes/7,500THB++) achieves immediate results through acupuncture.
          Commenting on his upcoming stint as a visiting practitioner at Anantara Spa, Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro said, "I am looking forward to joining the team at Anantara Spa at Anantara Mai Khao Villas and bringing my expertise in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture to guests at Anantara and the island of Phuket. The benefits of acupuncture can range from aesthetic to medicinal and receiving treatment while on vacation makes the perfect New Year, new you experience."
          Anantara Spas are a haven of peace and tranquillity – an utterly relaxing and rejuvenating experience in unique settings. Currently, Anantara Spa operates over 40 spas in 17 countries across Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Europe. Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro has also worked with Anantara Spa at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Niyama Private Islands Maldives, Naladhu Private Island Maldives Resort with great success.

          About Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro:
          A licensed acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine doctor with over 20 years of clinical practice all over the world, Dr. Loureiro holds a Bachelor's degree from Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine in China and a postgraduate degree in Cosmetic Acupuncture from the London-based Chinese Medical Institute and Register (CMIR) by the AcuMedic Foundation and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He is also Clinical Director of Cura Pura Clinic in Portugal and is responsible for the Acupuncture department at St. Louis' Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal.
          For more information or to book an appointment with Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro at Anantara Spa at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, please email spa.apk@anantara.com or telephone +66 76 336 120.