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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 […]
The arrival of a newborn brings immense joy and happiness to a new mother’s life. However, amidst the joyous moments, many women also face a common postpartum phenomenon: hair loss.Postpartum hair loss, also known as postpartum alopecia, is a common occurrence experienced by many women after giving birth. It is a temporary condition characterised by […]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a chronic condition associated with symptoms such as abdominal cramping, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhoea, the severity and extent of which vary widely across individuals. Women are much more likely to suffer from IBS than men (2 in 3 […]
Motherhood is one of the most significant life events for a woman. Giving birth to a child can evoke intense emotions in a woman, ranging from happiness and excitement to anxiety and depression. Postpartum “baby blues” is a common experience among new mothers after childbirth. They typically experience symptoms such as mood swings, crying spells, […]
In Singapore, many mothers practise confinement, a traditional practice of seclusion or special treatment which typically begins immediately after birth and lasts for 30 days. Practice and duration may vary depending on different cultures.1 After this month, many mothers may feel that they are free from these restricting and rigorous guidelines, but in fact, there […]
Menstrual cramps are a common side effect of our monthly period. From a TCM perspective, menstrual cramps occur when there are drastic changes of Qi and blood happening in the Chong and Ren meridians (冲任二脉). Physician Hao Li shares more about why this happens and how TCM can help.
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