Managing Stress the TCM Way


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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TCM for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (妈妈手)

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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Introduction to your Monthly Affair

Did you know that the regularity, blood flow/colour/viscosity of your period can determine if your period is considered normal or abnormal? How much do you really know and understand about your monthly affair? Read on to learn more.

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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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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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2 DIY Acupressure Points to put a pause to Menopause Symptoms

During menopause, several women experience irregular periods, hot flashes, mood swings, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue and many other problems that may persist for many years. These symptoms are caused by hormonal imbalance and can lead to higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, urinary tract disease and dermatological conditions.

From TCM’s perspective, the cause of these symptoms is due to kidney yin and/or yang deficiency, mostly accompanied by liver stagnation, blood stasis and phlegm accumulation. The severity of symptoms vary according to individual and is affected by her lifestyle, body constitution and past medical history.

Patients with kidney yin deficiency may suffer from symptoms like night sweats, warmer extremities, and backache. Recommended lifestyle changes include sleeping before 11pm, eating less of food that is warm and dry in nature like pepper, chilli, ginger, garlic, and more of yin-nourishing food like eggs, duck, scallop, watermelon, strawberry, white fungus, as well as herbs like lily bulb, wolfberry, ‘mai dong’ and American ginseng.
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The natural way to acne-free days

We are all aware that acupuncture relieves physical discomfort and internal ailments. However, do you know that acupuncture can combat acne too?

Acupuncture can be used to cure acne, for both adults and youths. It is especially useful for those who has tried conventional acne treatments such as anti-acne cleansers, spots creams and prescription medicine, as TCM enhances its effectiveness.


Why does one have breakouts?

Acne development can be compounded by genetics, digestive or gastrointestinal function, skin care products, the environment or even your emotions.
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Acupuncture for a happier period

Menstrual pain – it’s horrible & we don’t deserve that.

Contrary to popular belief, menstrual pain is not a natural part of the menstruation process. Menstruation should be painless and accompanied by minimal pre- and post-menstrual signs and symptoms (PMS). It is entirely possible to eliminate pain and discomfort with acupuncture, Chinese medicine and a few adjustments to your lifestyle.

Chinese medicine and acupuncture have enjoyed a rich history in treating gynecological issues. Even today, many women turn to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for an array of women’s health concerns. Of which, Menstrual cramps and PMS usually respond very well to TCM treatments.
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