In the past years, Acupuncture has been used, among other uses, to help people stop smoking. The treatment included inserting the needles to specific points (among them, a few points in the outer ear). This treatment was supposed to reduce the cravings to another cigarette and help those people on their way to quit smoking. In the first few years of using this method, it was quit popular and gained a lot of followers that recommended it. That was mainly because the method is not invasive and is very suitable for people who can't, or won't take medicine and other "strong stuff". But, for the last few years, the use of Acupuncture in smoking cessation has reduced significantly. This happens because of the following reasons:
* The percentage of people who actually stooped smoking while using Acupuncture was small. This indicated that Acupuncture is not the best choice for people who want to quit smoking.
* New solutions were introduced to the scene, such as laser treatment, and shots treatment. This article does not discuss these methods, so let's just say that they proved to be by far more effective than Acupuncture.
To conclude, It is clear that Acupuncture has it's place as an alternative method, and many people report getting results with it. If you want to give it a shot in your efforts to stop smoking, it is advised that you find a therapist with a proven back record of success with helping people stop smoking. However, I would say that as a means to help smoking cessation, there are much better solutions out there, so Acupuncture is in my opinion not the best choice.
For newly-married couples, honeymoon is the time to celebrate love, intimacy, commitment and a grand beginning to a whole newfe together. Kerala, is in fact, a paradise for honeymooners owing to its exquisite natural beauty. Kerala, popularly known as God's Own Country' offers numerous attractions for the curious backpacker - sun-kissed beaches, pristine backwaters, magnificent hill-stations, verdant greenery, lush tea gardens & spice plantations, attractive historical monuments & exotic flora & fauna. If you wish to spend a few days together in a place that offers you peace, tranquility, comfort & extreme privacy, then the ideal honeymoon destination would be Wayanad. Embarking on a Wayanad honeymoon tour is also the best way to unwind & rejuvenate your body, mind, spirit! Wayanad, nestled among the majestic mountains of the Western Ghats, is a promising getaway for honeymooners. Situated at an elevation of 700 to 210 metres above sea level, Wayanad with its abundant variety of wildlife, lofty ridges, breathtaking waterfalls, picturesque scenery, wonderful climate, lush vegetation, Ayurveda, plantation resorts and spas offers a distinct visual treat for nature lovers. The unique geographical features of Wayanad make it a hotspot for adventure tourism. A popular tourist destination, Wayanad is part of the UNESCO world network of Biosphere Reserves in India. So, go on your much-awaited Wayanad honeymoon tour & enjoy your honeymoon in the scintillating lap of Nature! Today, there are various tour operators in Kerala who provide Wayanad honeymoon packages that will make your trip easy, comfortable & truly convenient! A well-organized tour package will surely make your honeymoon a fascinating & memorable one. Owing to the significant inflow of honeymooners to Kerala, tour planners have come up with various kinds of Wayanad honeymoon packages that range from Luxury to Standard to Budget packages. So, choose the best honeymoon package & enjoy your honeymoon trip in a delightful & unforgettable way. The Wayanad honeymoon packages offered by most tour operators can be customized as per your budget. You can select the one that best suits your budget & requirements. Moreover, there are many hotels, home stays and resorts where you can get a comfortable stay at cost-effective prices. There are different kinds of Wayanad honeymoon resorts that provide you excellent accommodation at economical rates, ranging from luxury resorts to holiday resorts, tree houses, plantation resorts, mid-price hotels and budget hotels. Most of the Wayanad hotels are well-furnished and integrated with the latest,tra-modern facilities that give you the unique feel of a home away from home. Book your stay in one of the beautiful plantation resorts or tree houses amidst luxuriant tea & spice plantations to make your Wayanad honeymoon tour a truly enchanting & out-of-the world experience! Staying in one of the Wayanad honeymoon resorts allow tourists to savour the mind-blowing beauty with plenty of adventure, fun & romance! Set in the most panoramic surroundings, the resorts offer you mind-blowing comfort, personalized customer service, mouth-watering delicacies & unmatched convenience. A superb combination of traditional kerala architecture and cutting-edge amenities, these immaculately furnished Wayanad honeymoon resorts also offer Ayurvedic treatments for guests. Plantation resorts in Wayanad offer the ideal retreat for honeymooners! Most of the plantation resorts offer a splendid array of accommodation facilities for you that include tree houses, honey moon cottages, bamboo cottages etc. The cottages are often situated in scenic surroundings with lofty mountains, cascading waterfalls and thick greenery. Spending a few days & nights in one of the plantation resorts in Wayanad gives you immense scope to indulge in trekking, hiking, rock climbing & other such adventure activities. If you are a passionate nature lover, you can even go for wildlife watching! You can undergo Ayurvedic therapies at an Ayurvedic spa or relish the sumptuous Kerala delicacies amidst the lush coffee plantations. In short, plantation resorts wayanad give you the distinctive opportunity to be in close communion with nature without sacrificing the basic amenities of the modern world. If you have decided on taking a honeymoon trip to Wayanad, then choose the best honeymoon packages offered by some of the renowned tour operators in Kerala & spend your days together in absolute comfort & privacy. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, head to Wayanad, the green abode of Kerala & make your honeymoon an incredibly romantic & exhilarating experience.
With a population of approximately 4.5 million, Sydney is Australia's most populated city as well as the largest, covering about 4,689 square miles. In 2008, it's estimated that 2.7 million international visitors came to the city. Ranked as one of the world's top ten mostvable cities, Sydney has a lot to offer with a good number of national parks, museums, beaches, and other attractions. Generally, the hottest month is January and the coldest month is July. Most Australians can speak English and the currency used is the Australian dollar. Here are some of the best things to do and see in Sydney. Sydney Opera House The Sydney Opera House is one of the most well-known buildings in the world. It's the masterpiece of Danish architect Jørn Utzon, a recipient of the Prtizker Prize in 2003. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, there's no other building in Australia that symbolizes the country and continent quite as beautifully as the Sydney Opera House. Started in 1959, the Opera House was completed in 1973, at a cost of $102 million. It's estimated that over 7 million people visit the iconic art complex each year, making it one of the most popular attractions in the country. The performance venues found in the Opera House are the Concert Hall, the Drama Theatre, the Opera Theatre, the Studio, the Playhouse, the Forecourt, the Utzon Room, and other areas. If you want to attend a performance at the Opera House, you will be pleased to know that there are some 1,500 performances in each calendar year so there's surely an opera, ballet, play, musical, or concert which catches your fancy. img Sydney Harbour Bridge From the Sydney Opera House, you can see the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is another top tourist attraction in the city. With the bridge, motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and trains can cross over to the North Shore from the Sydney Central Business District. Due to its arch-based design, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is also known by its nickname: “The Coathanger”. Construction of the bridge began in 1923 and it was officially opened in 1932. The Sydney Harbour Bridge has a total length of 3,770 feet, width of 161 feet, and height of 456 feet. If you want to enjoy panoramic views of Sydney, you may want to try the three-and-a-half-hour BridgeClimb. In this adventurous tour, you can climb to the top of the eastern side of Sydney Harbour Bridge and cross over to the western side at the summit where you make your descent. top; Bondi Beach image from wikimedia Bondi Beach What's a trip to Sydney without a trip to the beach? One of the most popular beaches around Sydney is Bondi Beach, which is just about 4 miles from the Central Business District. The Aboriginal word “Bondi” means “water breaking over rocks” so you can guess the strength of the waves at the beach. Measuring about 0.6 miles in length, Bondi Beach actually has something for most types of beach lovers. For surfboard riders, the south end is the place to be. The southern side of Bondi Beach has a hazardous rating of 7 out of 10 because of the “Backpackers' Express”. For a more safe swimming area, the northern end is recommended. During the migration months, you have the opportunity to see whales, dolphins, and even fairy penguins! Some of the events held at Bondi Beach are City to Surf Fun Run, Flickerfest, Sculpture by the Sea, and World Environment Day. Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens care of wikimedia Royal Botanic Gardens Located east of the Central Business District, the Royal Botanic Gardens offer a great chance for visitors to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Occupying about 30 hectares in total area, the Royal Botanic Gardens have about 45,000 plants and more than 1 million preserved plant specimens in the National Herbarium of NSW. Some of the feature gardens are the Begonia Gardens, Herb Garden, Government House Grounds, Rainforest Walk, Rare and Threatened Plants Garden, Palace Rose Garden, and Sydney Tropical Centre. The Royal Botanic Gardens are also home to some spectacular wildlifeke Grey-headed Flying-foxes, Buff-banded Rail, Powerful Owl, Brush-tailed and Ringtail possums, Pearl White Butterflies, snakes, spiders,zards, frogs, and many other species. Go on a guided tour to learn more about the horticulture and plants in the gardens. Sydney Aquarium Sydney Aquarium/strong Opened in 1988, the Sydney Aquarium ranks as one of the world's largest aquariums. With more than 12,000 marine animals from 650 species, there's no shortage of things to see at the aquarium. Have you ever seen a dugong? You will see these wonderful creatures as well as sharks, jellyfish, penguins, stingrays, platypuses, turtles, seadragons, tropical fish, and almost any marine animal you can imagine. It's great to see all these creatures in fabulous exhibitske the Great Barrier Reef, Northern Oceans, Sydney & Surrounds, Mermaid Lagoon, Claws, Southern Oceans, Northern Rivers, and Southern Rivers. The Sydney Aquarium is definitely an excellent place to bring your family. strongDarling Harbor Darling Harbor in Sydney is one of the must-visit places for tourists. Other than the Sydney Aquarium, you will find numerous options for shopping and entertainment. At the Harbourside Shopping Centre, there's the first retail Jet flight simulator in Australia, M9 Laser Skirmish, and Kingpin Bowling Alley. If you want to go to a museum, you can visit the Australian National Maritime Museum or the Powerhouse Museum. Darling Harbor is also home of the LG IMAX theatre which is where you will find the largest cinema screen in the world. Other places of interest at Darling Harbor are Paddy's Markets, Star City Casino, Aboriginal Centre, Sydney Wildlife World, Tumbalong Park, and Sydney's Chinese Gardens.p Darling Harbour image from wikimedia Sydney is a true cosmopolitan city with a great variety of attractions for all kinds of tourists. Some other attractions include Luna Park Sydney, Sydney Mint, Sydney Chinatown, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Tower, Randwick Racecourse, Port Jackson, Fox Studios Australia, Museum of Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum, and Blue Mountains. There are simply too many attractions to visit on one trip. It's best to plan your trip properly to enjoy all that Sydney has to offer. Sydney Opera House/strong strongSydney Harbor Bridge/strong strongBondi Beach/strong strongRoyal Botanic Gardens/strong strongSydney Aquarium/strong strongDarling Harborbr class=clearp