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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, […]
By Psychologist Jaswyn, Dietitian Adelyn & Physician Chelsea.In Singapore, obesity and overweight rates for both adults and children are on the rise. In MOH’s annual National Population Health Survey for 2019/2020, it was found that the obesity rate of adult Singaporeans has increased to 10.5%. This was the same obesity rate last seen in 2010, […]
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 […]
Cancer is, no doubt, a frightening condition to think about; “anti-cancer” has become a byword in marketing, and cancer sufferers will often try anything in the hope of improving their chances at recovery. Unfortunately, all this has led to many false and exaggerated claims in the health industry, from companies trying to profit off people’s […]
Have you experienced small red bumps forming around your eye before? Styes are very common in adults and can cause irritation and discomfort. While styes usually resolve on their own, TCM can help speed up recovery and lessen symptoms, especially for severe cases. What is a stye? A stye (or hordeolum) is a painful reddish […]
For many, the year-end festive season (Christmas, New Year, Chinese New Year) marks a time of celebration and happiness. However, there are also those who experience “holiday blues” (i.e. feelings of sadness that last throughout the festive season) during this time. We know that food and drink are big part of the festive celebration. It […]
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