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.
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.
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.
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.
ArticlesSmarter Way to Lose Weight with TCM & Medical Aesthetics
Smarter Way to Lose Weight with TCM & Medical Aesthetics
Work smarter, not harder by strengthening muscle fibers and reduce unwanted fat all at the same time, with our latest collaboration between holistic TCM treatments and medical aesthetics.
Struggling to maintain a healthy weight? Perhaps there is a more fundamental issue that needs to be addressed. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has long been used to support weight loss by taking a holistic approach and looking at excess weight as a symptom of a greater health problem. At the same time, medical aesthetic body treatments such as EmSculpt, Venus Legacy and CoolSculpting bring a completely new approach to body shaping. When done in unison with TCM weight loss treatment, it creates a synergistic effect to bring about ideal results.
Combining Medical Aesthetic and TCM Treatments for Smarter Weight Loss
Non-invasive body treatments provided by medical aesthetics focuses on effectively shaping and contouring the body line with little to no downtime. In addition to fat reduction, there are other body treatments that can help to safely reduce the appearance of cellulite, strengthen core muscles and lift sagging skin.
On the other hand, TCM focuses in restoring the body’s natural balance and improving metabolism to shed excess weight. In TCM, fats are viewed as dampness or phlegm. This dampness is believed to accumulate due to overconsumption of sweet, greasy and processed food which in turn damages the Spleen function. Spleen plays an important role in turning food into energy and getting rid of excess body fluids. However, when Spleen function is compromised, it fails to move and transform waste fluids and foods. Instead, these excess wastes will gather, collect and transform into dampness which will congeal into phlegm and become “fat”.
3 Body Types Responsible for Weight Gain in TCM
Spleen Weakness and Stomach Heat Over consumption of heavy, greasy and spicy foods or alcohol causes heat to accumulate in the stomach. The heat digests food faster and causes you to eat more, however at the same time the Spleen is overloaded and unable to function properly. As a result, excess metabolic products turn into dampness and phlegm which take up as extra weight on your body.
Liver Qi Stagnation For those who are under emotional stress, the Liver fails to regulate Qi (energy) flow. When this smooth flow of Qi is obstructed, blood flow is affected too. This sluggish flow of Qi can block organ meridians, block blood flow and impede damp clearance which result in weight gain. Managing stress and letting go of unnecessary emotion is also crucial when it comes to weight management.
Kidney Yang Deficiency Kidney is the fundamental root of all Yin and Yang. Yang is the warmth and the energy that keep the metabolism active. When Kidney Yang is deficient, fluids are not metabolized efficiently and fluid retention may occur. Body metabolism slows down and makes it difficult to lose weight.
TCM Acupuncture for Weight Loss
It is a common misconception that acupuncture is used to “poke” fats away. Acupuncture works in a holistic way and does not work as a spot reduction treatment. It has a cumulative effect on your whole body to reduce cravings and appetite and curve your hunger hormones. By addressing the different underlying patterns, the treatment aims to balance the body’s functions that can help to improve metabolism.
What to Expect
Acupuncture and Cupping at Thomson Chinese Medicine
The session will start with a detailed consultation and checking of the tongue and pulse. Based on your body type, acupuncture points will be selected on the stomach area, arms and legs and left for 30 minutes. The stimulation will help to boost your metabolism, get rid of fluid retention and improve your digestive functions that will support weight loss.
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