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.
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.
Preparing for pregnancy or in the process of doing IUI or IVF? Foot bath and moxibustion are useful self-care routines you can do at the comfort of your home.
For ladies who are preparing for pregnancy or in the process of doing IUI or IVF, we introduce 2 self-care fertility routines where you can do at the comfort of your home during this circuit breaker period.
Together with a healthy diet, relaxed mind and leisurely exercise, incorporating these self-care fertility routines into your baby-making lifestyle that can help improve your body’s Qi and blood circulation as well as your egg quality.
1. Foot Bath
When to do it: Once a day, usually before shower. Duration: 10 to 15 minutes
Soaking to be done in room temperature. Soaking to be avoided during menstrual days.
What you need:
A pail of warm to hot water (water level up to the calf or below knee)
Optional: Salt or wormwood (Ai Ye herb 艾草)
How to do it:
Soak both feet in the warm to hot water at your comfortable temperature (as high as possible). About 10 minutes later, you should start to feel body getting warmer and start to sweat. Some of you may feel your heart beating faster, especially if you are just started doing this foot bath.
Stop soaking once you start to sweat, avoid staying in aircon room or windy place immediately after soaking, as you might easily catch cold when the skin pores are open.
Change if your dress is wet to avoid catching cold. Shower about half an hour after the foot bath.
When to do it: Few times a week, or as often as possible. Do it after shower, or any time of the day, but DO NOT touch water within 2 hours of the procedure.
Duration: 30 to 45 minutes each session.
What you need: Moxibustion stick, lighter, glass bottle extinguisher.
Acupuncture points and areas：
Yong Quan 涌泉
1 palm area around umbilicus (including Zhong Wan 中脘，Xia Wan 下脘，Qi Hai 气海，Guan Yuan 关元，Tian Shu 天枢)
Back area (Back Shu points 背俞穴, including Kidney Shu 肾俞，Ming Men 命门，Ba Liao Xue 八髎穴)
How to do it:
Light up the moxaibustion stick about 2cm long, place it at 2cm above the skin, doing circular motion.
Change to different areas when it is getting warm and slightly red, repeat for a few rounds.
Be conscious about the ash, regularly dust off the ash to prevent it from dropping on the skin which might cause blister.
Put the tip of the stick into the glass bottle, extinguish the fire by sealing off the opening.