Quirky Beliefs from our Singapore Parents (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

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

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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TCM for Insomnia

Do you struggle to fall asleep no matter how tired you are? Or do you wake up in the middle of the night and stay awake for hours, anxiously waiting to fall asleep?

What is Insomnia?

The word “insomnia’ originates from the Latin “in” (no) and “somnus” (sleep). Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterised as having difficulty falling and/or staying asleep.

Insomnia is defined by the quality of your sleep and how you feel after sleeping, therefore having chronic insomnia might contribute to health problems. If you feel drowsy and tired during the day even though you slept for 8 hours, you may be experiencing insomnia.

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6 Eye Exercises for Refreshing Vision

 

Sight and vision are vital and essential for conducting daily activities. We use our eyes in almost every activity we perform.

Nowadays, the modern lifestyle places greater demands on our eyes. In Singapore, a study has shown that the majority of people now spend an average of 12 hours on digital devices like mobile phones, tablets, computers or video game consoles. Digital eye strain and dry-eye diseases amongst adults and children are on the rise.

Digital eye strain is the physical discomfort felt after 2 or more hours in front of a digital screen.

 

Eye Exercises

Here are a few simple eye relaxation exercises that can help improve vision. They only take a few minutes each day and can be done anywhere and anytime. Before massaging your eyes, it is important to have clean hands.

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Moxibustion Therapy: The Uses & Benefits

What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a TCM technique that involves burning of mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris), a small spongy herb, on particular acupoints on the body to facilitate healing. Moxibustion “heat” therapy mainly helps to warm the meridians, improve blood circulation, dispel cold and dampness, and strengthen the immune system. Scientific reviews have reported an increase in red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets around the area of treatment, effectively improving oxygen uptake by the cells of the body and driving the targeted systemic functions. Many patients report a warm, soothing sensation during and after a session of moxibustion.
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