Dr Ardy Quek

Consultant Physician

Doctorate in Acupuncture and Tuina for Pain Management (Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, China)

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Bachelor of Medicine (Chinese Medicine) (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China)

Dr Ardy Quek graduated in 2012 with double degrees from NTU & BUCM. During which, was mentored by the Chief Physician of the Tuina & Pain Management Department in BUCM-affiliated Dong Fang Hospital.

Experienced in pain management, Dr Quek is skilled in treating acute/chronic pain using acupuncture and tuina. He is also adept at diagnosing and treating various muscular and skeletal diseases, and applying the “Abdominal Vibration Therapy” for digestive (IBS, Indigestion) and menstrual (Endometriosis, PCOS) issues.

He chose to pursue his doctorate in the field of pain management, with an in-depth analysis of treating migraine using TCM methods; and has obtained an IPMA (International Pediatric Massage Academy) certificate for Pediatric Massage.

Dr Quek’s expertise: Sports Injury, Pain Management, Migraine, Myofascial & Joint Manipulation, Pediatric Massage

Runner’s Knee: A TCM Approach

Runner’s Knee is a set of symptoms most commonly seen in long-time runners. It is characterised by pain in front of the kneecap, sometimes spreading to the sides or the back of the knee, which worsens when walking downhill or down the stairs. 

The pain can also manifest as a sharp “clicking” pain while bending and straightening the knees especially during exercise. With the introduction of more trendy aerobic exercises like HIITs, spin classes, MMA gyms and the like, there has been a significant increase in patients suffering from Runner’s knee.

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Sports Enhancement with TCM

Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB) recommends at least 150 minutes of physical activity a week to achieve a healthy lifestyle. To achieve substantial health benefits, each session should be at least 10 minutes, accumulated throughout the week to achieve 150 minutes of moderately intense exercise or 75 minutes of vigorously intense exercise.

Whichever form of exercise you set your mind on will be beneficial when done correctly with perseverance. As your body endures these new stimuli introduced, it’ll begin to transform and get closer to your goals (be it for weight loss, bulking, or performance). However, it usually reaches a plateau when your body has adapted to your exercise routine. 

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Postpartum Pelvic Management

The gift of a child is undeniably a great one for both parents. However, the whole process of pregnancy creates complications for the mother. Pregnancy changes the female body in many ways, as regular hormonal secretions changes and multiple muscles and joints become stretched to house the growing foetus.

Common postpartum (post-pregnancy) symptoms include depression, hair loss, hormonal imbalance, urinary incontinence, constipation, various pains, aches, and so on. In this article, we will talk about postpartum issues revolving the pelvic region.

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Migraine 101 – Causes & TCM Treatments

What is Migraine?

A migraine is defined as a periodic attack of a headache on one or both sides of the head with a series of accompanying symptoms.

 

Prevalence and Impact on Quality of Life

Migraine usually develops from puberty (or childhood in rare cases) and reaches its peak around 35 to 45 years of age. Women are more susceptible to migraine attacks as compared to men due to certain hormonal factors.

Migraine is ranked as the third most common disease in the world with a 1 in 7 people suffering from it. It also ranks as the seventh most debilitating disease. A person who suffers from migraine may spend as long as 5.3% of his/her lifetime going through an attack.

 

Stages of Migraine

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