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.
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.
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.
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!
If you’re experiencing headaches, dry & itchy throat, irritable eyes or the feeling that your sinusitis is acting up, you could be part of the sensitive individuals during this haze season.
Exposure to air pollution can cause temporary discomfort to your eyes, nose, throat and even your skin. Individuals with allergies or underlying heart or lungs medical conditions also have a higher risk of triggered symptoms.
On top of checking the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and following the health advisories, here are some TCM remedies to survive the haze!
Growing up in Singapore, most of us obediently abided by quirky beliefs from our mommy dearest that have been passed down for generations. From “Girl ah. You’re coughing, don’t eat chicken.” to “Aiyo, your body so heaty. Come drink Liang Teh.”. How much truth do these old wives’ tales carry? Our physicians weigh in!