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 […]
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 […]
In the introductory article, cancer was presented as an insidious genetic disease, a disease of old age, and an integrated part of evolution that turned rogue.  It is brought about by the accumulation of genetic abnormalities over time that confers growth advantages to a cell over its surrounding tissue. This very trait and characteristic of evolution, […]
In the beginning… darkness covered the surface of the Earth that was filled with an aura of mystery and shrouded with a thick heavy mist of water.  When life was found on Earth some 3.6 billion years ago after the thick mist coalesced, the earliest life form was a marine dwelling of single-cell organisms. Fast forward […]
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 […]
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