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 6 years old. Our treatments, combined with herbal packs for external use, aim to improve your children’s hea …
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.
ArticlesSlowing Down the Ageing Process During Menopause With TCM
Slowing Down the Ageing Process During Menopause With TCM
For women, the onset of menopause marks a significant milestone in the ageing process, signifying the end of reproductive years and the start of a new phase in life. However, there is always hope! Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) takes on a holistic approach to ageing that can help slow down the process and promote overall health and wellness during menopause.
Ageing is an inevitable and natural process that affects us all – as we grow older, our bodies undergo several changes that can impact our physical, emotional and mental well-being. For women, the onset of menopause marks a significant milestone in the ageing process, signifying the end of reproductive years and the start of a new phase in life.
However, there is always hope! Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) takes on a holistic approach to ageing that can help slow down the process and promote overall health and wellness during menopause.
With its roots dating back thousands of years, TCM has been used to improve the quality of life for people of all ages and continues to be relevant and effective today. Through a combination of all-natural therapies, TCM adopts a holistic approach for anyone looking to age gracefully and maintain optimal health.
Keep reading to find out how TCM comes into play during menopause.
TCM’s Views on Life Cycles and Menopause
According to TCM, the ageing processes are referred to as “life cycles” and counted in years of eight for men and years of seven for women. This means that women age faster than men while having to go through many big life changes such as puberty, pregnancy and menopause.
Menopause, in particular, can be challenging – while some women may welcome the change, others may experience symptoms that can make the transition taxing.
From TCM’s perspective, menopause is not an isolated event but rather, symptoms present themselves due to imbalances in the body. To address these imbalances, physicians use a combination of therapies including acupuncture, herbal medications and dietary recommendations, to help women balance their hormones, maintain their energy levels and enhance their overall well-being.
Whether you are experiencing hot flashes, night sweats or mood swings, or simply looking for ways to maintain your health and vitality as you age, TCM is a safe, natural and alternative solution to managing menopausal symptoms in a different way.
TCM Therapies That Help to Manage Menopause Symptoms
Needles are inserted into acupoints during acupuncture to stimulate the flow of Qi, managing symptoms like hot flashes and pain by balancing hormones and regulating the body’s energy levels. It has been used for years to help women maintain their health and balance during this important time in their lives.
But what sets acupuncture apart from conventional treatments is that it addresses the root causes of imbalances in the body, helping to promote overall health and longevity of the results. Not only will you experience relief from your symptoms, but can also look forward to increased energy, better sleep and a sense of calm and balance during these tumultuous times.
During a moxibustion treatment in Singapore, a small amount of dried mugwort is burned near specific acupoints on the body and the heat generated stimulates the flow of Qi, which is believed to help balance hormones, reduce inflammation and improve overall well-being.
Moxibustion is also a form of self-care that can be done in the comfort of your own home with moxa sticks and by targeting the right points. Consult your TCM physician when in doubt as they will be more than happy to provide advice on how you can approach moxibustion on your own.
Herbal medications are a key component in promoting wellness and balancing the body, and it is no different when it comes to managing the symptoms of menopause. Bai shao and dang gui are some common herbs prescribed to help relieve hot flashes and ease other menopause symptoms.
Each herb has its own unique properties and benefits – they target deficiencies in the organs to sustain vitality and allow maximum nourishment – and can be combined in specific formulas to address individual health needs.
Discover the Power of Traditional Healing for a Manageable Menopause Journey
Thomson Chinese Medicine is a TCM clinic in Singapore offering acupuncture, moxibustion and more that will help women transition smoothly and comfortably through menopause.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to managing the symptoms of menopause. Thus, our TCM physicians are committed to providing personalised treatment plans while also educating patients on lifestyle changes.