The journey to parenthood may not always be smooth sailing for couples facing fertility issues. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can work as a complement to IVF and IUI or as an alternative treatment to improve your chances of conceiving.
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Children have vastly different body constitutions from adults and are prone to falling sick due to weaker immune systems. TCM combines gentle paediatric massage and herbal treatments to improve your child’s delicate constitution and build up their resistance against illnesses.
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.
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.
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Qi is the vital energy that flows through the body to maintain a person’s health. Acupressure massage helps to free the energy flow in the meridians and reinforce a healthy Qi in our body to build our immunity.
Qi is the vital energy that flows through the body to maintain a person’s health. Acupressure massage helps to free the energy flow in the meridians and reinforce a healthy Qi. During this COVID-19 period, it is especially important to strengthen the healthy Qi in our body to build our immunity.
One of the classic TCM books, Huang Di Nei Jing (黄帝内经 Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor) stated that “invasion of pathogen must be due to deficiency of healthy Qi”. By having a strong healthy Qi (immunity), our body may prevent us from being sick and if we do get sick, our body will be able to recover faster and hopefully keep the symptoms mild.
Here are some acupressure points that you can massage at home for a better health:
Ying Xiang (Large Intestine 20)
Location: On both sides of the nose, in the nasolabial grooves, at the same level as the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala of the nose.
Method: Before getting up in the morning or going to sleep at night, massage the acupoints with your fingers repeatedly for about 5 minutes or until it gets warm.
Protect the Lung from getting attacked by external pathogens
Promote blood circulation around the nose
Disperse wind and cold
Alleviate runny nose, nasal congestion and loss of smell
Feng Chi (Gall Bladder 20)
Location: At the back of the head, near the neck. Below the occipital bone, in the depression between the origins of sternocleidomastoid and the trapezius muscles, at the same level as earlobe.
Method: Sit upright, lift elbow at the same level as shoulder, then bend your elbow toward head, put hands behind ears (palm inward, fingertip upward), then lightly put four fingers on both sides of head. The positions of the thumbs are Feng Chi acupoints.
Free the meridians, tonifying qi and invigorate Yang
Prevent pathogenic wind-cold and dampness invasion
Relieve headache and neck pain
Zu San Li (Stomach 36)
Location: On outer sides of both legs. 4 fingers width below the lower border of the knee cap and 1 finger width away from the shin bone.
Method: Massage the acupoints on legs with index and middle fingers of hands at the same time
Fortify the Spleen and resolve dampness – help to alleviate any digestive issues
Tonifying the digestive system to replenish Qi
Disperse wind and cold to reinforce healthy Qi
Eliminate the pathogenic factors and boost immune system