Physician Kang Ting Tan

TCM Physician

Double Degree (First Class Honours): Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences & Bachelor of Medicine (Chinese Medicine), Nanyang Technological University and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Physician Tan Kang Ting graduated with a First-Class Honours in B.sc. in Biomedical Science and Bachelor’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Nanyang Technological University and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She was a scholarship recipient of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Foreign Student Scholarship. She was also awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal in NTU.

She has a passion for learning. She continuously upgrades herself by reading TCM books, journals and e-learning platforms. Her caring personality is well-liked by her patients.

Physician Tan’s expertise: General Wellness, Pain Management, Injury Management and Women’s Health

Managing Cholesterol with TCM

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy substance and it is a crucial building block in cell membranes. 

Cholesterol comes from two sources. Your liver makes about 80% of the cholesterol you need to stay healthy. The remaining 20% of the cholesterol in your body comes from the food you eat. 

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TCM for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (妈妈手)

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What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, commonly known as “Mother’s Hand” (妈妈手) is a painful condition affecting the tendons around the base on the thumb side of your wrist.  It occurs when there is inflammation in the tenosynovium and tendons in the wrist. 

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The Importance of Sleep and Consequences of Inadequate Sleep

Have you ever wondered why we need sleep? Is there a primary function of sleep? Or does sleep serve many functions? 

In modern society today, most people do not get enough rest. We can stay up all night to work, study, or have fun and neglect sleep. However, most people do not know that a lack of rest, especially on a regular basis; can have many short-term and long-term consequences/effects. 

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How to get rid of or prevent a Stiff Neck

A stiff neck is typically characterised by pain and soreness in the neck and/or shoulder and difficulty moving the neck. It is usually felt upon waking up in the morning and can affect your daily activities. 
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Quirky Beliefs from our Singapore Parents (Confinement Edition)

Quirky TCM Confinement Edition

#1 I cannot wash my hair or shower during confinement for fear of “wind” entering the body. I will be plagued by headaches and rheumatism for the rest of my life.

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What Your Tongue Reflects About Your Health

Your Tongue Reflects Your Health
A picture is worth a thousand words. What does your tongue reflect about your health?

Observing the tongue is one of the main 4 diagnostic methods to obtain information.
What does a physician look out for in a tongue?

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DIY Acupressure Massages to survive this haze season

Much to our displeasure, the haze is back. If you’re experiencing headaches, dry and itchy throat, irritable eyes or running nose, check out our previous article for some tea concoctions you can brew at home as well as the below DIY acupressure points to relieve discomforts!

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Beat the Bloat

Beat the Bloat

Most people describe abdominal bloating as feeling tight, full, uncomfortable, or swollen in the abdominal region. Bloating occurs when the gastrointestinal tract is filled with gas and is often accompanied by burping, flatulence or pain. 

Besides causing physical discomfort, it can affect the outward appearance too. Today, bloating is a surprisingly common symptom faced by many.

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