The journey to parenthood may not always be smooth sailing for couples facing fertility issues. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can complement IVF and IUI treatments or serve as an alternative approach to improve your chances of conceiving.
Confinement can be a particularly stressful period as you have to take care of the baby while your body is recovering from the toils of the delivery process. Find out how TCM can help nourish and restore your body’s balance during this crucial period.
Thomson Chinese Medicine is a TCM clinic in Singapore that offers gentle, holistic paediatric massage therapy for children between 6 months and 12 years old. Our treatments, combined with herbal packs for external use, aim to improve your children’s he …
From the TCM perspective, pain arises due to congestion of Qi and Blood or deficiencies in the body. TCM treatments help to ease the blockage of Qi and Blood, triggering your body’s self-healing ability. Say no to painkillers and find out how TCM pain management treatments can benefit you.
Stroke causes oxygen-deprivation in parts of the brain, resulting in damage to brain cells and affecting abilities controlled by those areas of the brain. TCM treatments help to improve blood circulation and boost oxygen supply to the brain and also helps to dissipate blood clots for faster recovery.
Skin-related issues can be a real nuisance and may affect your confidence in social settings. Skin being the body’s largest and most visible organ, is closely related to the Lung and problems usually arise from various internal imbalances. These imbalances are often due to toxin build up, Lung heat, Stomach heat, heat in the Blood, Blood or Yin deficiency.
If you always feel weak and unwell, but medical reports indicate that you do not have any serious ailments, you may be in a state known as “Sub-health”. TCM treatments are effective in restoring your health to optimal levels by treating the symptoms and fortifying your body on a holistic level.
Need TCM treatment but unable to make it to the clinic? Be it for yourself, an elderly or your unwell child, our physicians can now treat you in the comfort and convenience of your preferred location island-wide.
ArticlesPrepare These 5 Popular Herbal Soups at Home
Prepare These 5 Popular Herbal Soups at Home
We share some popular TCM herbal soups that can strengthen and nourish your body during this COVID-19 period. Read more for the ingredients and benefits!
When it comes to one’s health, TCM is all about prevention. By building a strong immunity (referred to as Defence Qi or “Wei Qi 卫气”), it can provide you with a broad-spectrum protection from getting sick. As many COVID-19 cases can be asymptomatic, taking simple steps to protect yourself and others are crucial in the long run.
In this article, we share 5 popular TCM herbal soups that you can prepare at home, to strengthen and nourish your body during this COVID-19 period. These soups are affordable and can be easily purchased from local supermarkets such as NTUC, Cold Storage and Market Place. When cooking these delicious soups, add in the herbs together with meat or beans and root vegetables of your choice and stew for an hour.
1. 泡参虫草炖汤（Cordyceps and American Ginseng Tonic Soup）
Main Ingredients: Cordyceps 培植虫草，American Ginseng 泡参, Huang Qi 黄芪
Benefits: Strengthens Lung and Kidney Qi function and regulates blood.
Suitable for: Ginseng and cordyceps have long been known as natural energy boosters. These can help with those with Qi deficiency symptoms such as feeling tired easily or sluggish even after a good sleep.
2. 莲子六味汤（Appetite Enhancement Tonic Soup）
Main Ingredients: Yu Zhu 玉竹，Huai Shan 淮山，Lian Zi 莲子
Benefits: Strengthens the digestive system. In TCM, the Spleen is the most important organ for digestion. Without the proper function of the Spleen, food will not be transformed into energy (Qi). Lack of energy would mean lack of defence energy to build immunity.
Suitable for: Those with digestive issues such as bloating, indigestion, excessive fluctuance or lack of appetite.
3. 人参鸡汤（Ginseng Chicken Soup）
Main Ingredients: Ginseng 人参，Dang Sheng 党参，Dang Gui 当归
Benefits: Strengthens energy level and nourishs the blood.
Suitable for: Those with weak immune system and tend to get sick easily; those that show signs of anaemia such as pale complexion fatigue, light headedness and low blood pressure.
4. 养阴八珍汤（Revitalizing Tonic Soup）
Main Ingredients: Dang Gu i当归，Shu Di 熟地，Fu Ling 茯苓，Bai Zhu 白术
Benefits: Strongly tonifies both Qi and Blood and nourishes the Yin too.
Suitable for: Those with Qi and Blood deficiency. Signs usually show up as feeling colder than usual, pale complexion, palpitation with anxiety, easily fatigued and light-headedness. This is also commonly used for women after their menses to replenish the lost blood.
5. 杜仲补腰汤（Du Zhong Tonic Soup）
Main Ingredients: Du Zhong 杜仲，Ba Ji Tian 巴戟天，Goji berries 枸杞
Benefits: Strengthens the bones and sinews for a stronger back. As the saying goes “The waist is the house of the Kidney”, the Kidney is responsible for the strengthening the waist and lower back area.
Suitable for: Those who sit or stand for a long period of time. Any history of lower back injury leading to lower back pain can benefit from this as well.