Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that affects the hand and wrist. It is caused by pressure on the median nerve, which runs through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. This pressure can lead to pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and fingers.While traditional treatments for CTS include surgery and medication, many […]
You know that feeling– the dull ache in your back that flares up and persists all day. Back pain can interrupt your daily routine and affect your quality of life. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a history of effectively treating back pain (and other pains) for thousands of years. TCM looks at back pain differently from […]
Knee pain is a prevalent issue affecting people of all ages and lifestyles, from athletes to older adults. Whether it’s a dull ache or sharp discomfort, knee pain can significantly impact mobility and quality of life.The knee joint is one of the most complex and crucial joints in the body, facilitating movements such as walking, […]
ankle sprain being bandaged
Ankle sprains are a common occurrence and a bad fall may cause you to experience one or more of the following symptoms:Swelling and discolouration due to bruisingPain around the ankle or footDecreased mobility and strength in the affected areaChallenges in walking, especially up/ down stairsSensations such as tingling, numbness, or pins and needlesIn traditional Chinese […]
Some festive delicacies are only available during the Lunar New Year, and they have a special significance of being lucky or auspicious.It’s often said that if you eat such foods, they bring good luck, fortune and good health to those who enjoy and eat them. How true is that? PULSE Clinical Dietitian Adelyn Khoo shares more […]
Every month, like clockwork, millions of women experience the intricate dance of hormones and bodily changes that herald the arrival of their menstrual cycle. For some, it’s a seamless transition, but for many, it comes with a monthly list of unwelcome symptoms—premenstrual syndrome (PMS).These symptoms, ranging from mood swings to physical discomfort, can significantly disrupt […]
In 2000, Hanahan and Weinberg published a paper “The Hallmarks of Cancer” enumerating six acquired functional capabilities of human cells for progression into malignancies, which include sustaining proliferative signaling, evading growth suppressors, resisting apoptosis, enabling replicative immortality, inducing angiogenesis, and activating invasion and metastasis.  These crucial traits have since been the guiding principles for the […]
In the introductory segment of our Cancer series, we touched upon the broad categories of factors that drive cell mutation and cancer – hereditary mutations, environmental exposure, and replicative errors.In the second part of the same series, we briefly shared the external factors that possibly collaborate to increase the incidence of one contracting cancer.  Reading […]
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