Understanding Cough and its Remedies

Coughing is your body’s natural reaction to clear irritants in your throat and airways. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the lungs are delicate organs and are most susceptible to be affected by external pathogens or factors.

Physician Kang Ting shares with us acupoints that can help relieve the symptoms and other lifestyle tips.

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Managing Stress the TCM Way

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Stress is an all too familiar part of life in Singapore. According to the 2019 Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey, a staggering 92 per cent of working Singaporeans reported feeling stressed at work, highlighting the prevalence of stress in today’s society.

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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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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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Boosting Immunity with TCM

Boosting Immunity with TCM

As the age-old TCM adage goes, “正气存内,邪不可干”. In summary, what this tells us is that as long as our body’s immunity is strong enough, we should be shielded from any pathogens that would otherwise cause us to become ill. 

Even with precautionary measures like practising good personal hygiene and wearing masks, a compromised immune system would still make one highly susceptible to various infections. Using TCM theories and therapies, here are a few tips to help you ensure that your immune system is running at full capacity.

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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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