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 […]
A recent article from Channel News Asia (CNA) features a breakthrough study that suggests acupuncture is a viable treatment option for people who suffer from dry eye syndrome.The study jointly published by Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institute (SCHMI) shows that acupuncture significantly improves composition of actual tears and lowers […]
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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