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.
We asked our physicians to share with us their favourite TCM tea, which you can prepare at home for you and your family. Energise your body and relax your mind with these teas during this circuit breaker period.
Our physicians share with us their favourite TCM tea, which you prepare at home for your and your family. These TCM teas can relax your mind and energise your body by nourishing Qi and improving digestion during this circuit breaker period.
Physician Chen Fang
Favourite TCM tea: Ginger Tea 姜茶 Ingredients and benefits: “I put a tablespoon of ginger powder into a tea pack and steep in my thermo flask. Ginger has a warming property and helps to keep me warm in the cold clinic. I use it if I have any digestion issues too.”
Physician Ho Chin Ee
Favourite TCM tea: Dendrodrium Nobile and Chrysanthemum Tea 石斛菊花茶 Ingredients and benefits: “Pack the ingredients into a tea bag and steep it in a thermal bottle with hot water.
I do extensive reading on gadgets, which causes a lot of dryness and discomfort to my eyes. This helps to soothe the eyes and is fairly tasty (for TCM tea that is). If you happen to pack the chrysanthemum flower separately from the dendrodrium nobile, you can even cool it in the fridge after use and do an “eye mask” at night!”
Physician Ho Wee Kok
Favourite TCM tea: American Ginseng Water 西洋参茶 Ingredients and benefits: “Add a few slices of raw American Ginseng into a thermal flask with hot water. You may mix with a few slices of ginger to neutralize the cooling characteristic of American Ginseng.
It can help you to keep fresher during the daytime, as the American Ginseng can enrich the Qi as well as nourish the Yin.
Note: This tea may not be suitable for women trying to conceive as American Ginseng may interfere with ovulation by creating a functional cyst.”
Physician Huan Chew Ting
Favourite TCM tea: Ginseng Chrysanthemum Wolfberries Tea 人参菊花枸杞茶 Ingredients and benefits: “Mix hot water with 1 small piece of ginseng, 4 to 5 pieces of chrysanthemum and wolfberries then steep in the thermal bottle for 10-15min. These three herbs can strengthen the Qi and Yin, improve vision and calm the nerves.”
Physician Jun Negoro
Favourite TCM tea: Sesame Latte 黑芝麻拿铁 Ingredients and benefits: “Mix 1 tablespoon of grounded black sesame and marine collagen and some honey to hot soymilk.
I love to have this nutty flavoured drink for breakfast. Black sesame can nourish the Kidney and Liver Yin and Blood for healthy hair and skin.
Note: Sesame seeds have a natural lubricating effect. Hence it is also good for those with constipation. Those who tend to get loose stools should refrain from taking too much daily.”
Physician Lai Ming Woan
Favourite TCM tea: White Fungus and Lily Bulb Dessert 银耳百合汤 Ingredients and benefits: “Ingredients include White Fungus, Lily Bulb, Lotus Seed, Wolfberry, Rock Sugar.
First, soak white fungus until it become soft. Next, boil the softened white fungus with a pot of water. After it boils, add in the lily bulb and lotus seed. Finally, add wolfberry and rock sugar before turning off the fire.
It keeps me cool in hot weather, provides moisture to my throat. It also helps to alleviate anxiety and helps to sleep better.”