Runner’s Knee: A TCM Approach

Runner’s Knee is a set of symptoms most commonly seen in long-time runners. It is characterised by pain in front of the kneecap, sometimes spreading to the sides or the back of the knee, which worsens when walking downhill or down the stairs. 

The pain can also manifest as a sharp “clicking” pain while bending and straightening the knees especially during exercise. With the introduction of more trendy aerobic exercises like HIITs, spin classes, MMA gyms and the like, there has been a significant increase in patients suffering from Runner’s knee.

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Lower Back Pain Management

Lower back pain (LBP) has become increasingly prevalent and affects people from all walks of life. It is characterised by pain localised in the region between the lower margins of the 12th rib and the gluteal fold. 

LBP is commonly associated with our lumbar vertebrae or the muscles and nerves surrounding it. The lumbar vertebrae are the larger and heavier segments of our spine. It supports the upper body weight while allowing movements around the area. 

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PULSE Your Tea Series: Chrysanthemum Tea

Chrysanthemum Teas are what we would usually be told to drink when you feel like you are getting heaty (上火). For example, when you feel an oncoming sore throat, dry mouth, acne outbreak or when your eyes feel tired and sore. However, there are many kinds of chrysanthemum flowers out there in the market and you might be confused as to which type of chrysanthemum flower is best for your symptoms.

The different types of chrysanthemum flowers are all able to expel wind heat, clear heat, and to brighten the eyes. However, different flowers are more suited for different types of functions. Fret not, because in this article, we will be sharing what types of Chrysanthemum flowers are out there and which should be used for different situations.

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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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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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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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