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If you constantly feel weak, are prone to symptoms such as migraine, sudden weight changes, painful menstrual cramps, but your medical reports indicate that you do not have any serious ailments, you may be in a state known as “Sub-health”.

Sub-health (or suboptimal health status) is not an illness in itself, but it still affects a person’s quality of life. TCM treatments are effective as a means of restoring health to optimal levels by treating the symptoms and fortifying your body on a holistic level. Find out how to improve your body constitution and more about some of the common sub-health areas that can be treated with TCM.

Women's Health

From PMS to fertility to menopause, female hormones can greatly affect a woman’s wellbeing at different life stages. Stress, anxiety, poor dietary and lifestyle habits can result in hormonal imbalances and affect your mood and energy levels.

Thomson Chinese Medicine has a host of health plans to address these issues and help you handle the challenges of life with vitality, grace and confidence. The following conditions can be effectively resolved through TCM treatments:

  • Menstrual Issues
    Heavy or scanty menses, painful menses, irregular cycle, abnormal bleeding, premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
    Treatment aims to regulate the menstrual cycle through enhancing the Kidney, Spleen and Liver.
  • Abnormal Growths
    Ovarian cysts, fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
    Treatment aims to reduce blood stagnation and phlegm-dampness for healthy circulation.
  • Menopausal Symptoms
    Hot flush, night sweating, mood swings, vaginal dryness.
    Treatment aims to nourish and supplement vital essence for a smooth transition into menopause.
  • Pregnancy Care
    Morning sickness, pregnancy related pain management, water retention and breeched baby.
  • Postpartum Care (after confinement period)
    Mood swings, excessive or low milk supply and primary stage of mastitis.
  • Feminine Care
    Urinary Tract Infections and thrush.

Men's Health

Generally speaking, health issues that are related to men are due to the imbalance in Kidney function. These following conditions can be effectively resolved through TCM treatments:

Sperm Health

Acupuncture and herbs can help to invigorate the Kidney to address issues with sperm count, motility and morphology.

Prostate Health

TCM sees prostate health related with damp heat and Kidney deficiency and we can provide adjuvant treatment to address symptoms associated with prostatitis.


TCM sees this as a condition of damp heat or stagnant Qi in the Liver. By addressing these issues, TCM can improve male sexual performance.


Stress, anxiety and lifestyles can all affect testosterone hormone production which affects libido. TCM can manage these symptoms to improve your energy levels and regulate healthy
testosterone balance.


Recharge your Yin and Yang by getting a good night’s sleep. During the day, Yang governs and as the day passes, Yin takes over. When you have sleeping issues, that is usually because the Yang is not interacting with Yin, leaving the mind to be overactive and restless.

Poor sleeping patterns can happen to people of all age groups, and it often comes with other health problems. With a thorough examination, your physician can determine the root cause of your sleep-related issues and treat it accordingly with acupuncture and/or Chinese medicine.

Signs that you are lack of sleep:

  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Dream disturbed sleep
  • Waking up frequently at night
  • Overactive mind
  • Muscles stiffness and aches


Digestive ailments are increasingly prevalent due to stress, sedentary lifestyle and poor diet choices. These ailments are often chronic and recurring. In TCM, Spleen and Stomach are the key organs responsible for transforming food into Qi and Blood. Maintaining a good digestion is important so that we can absorb vital nutrients for optimal health.

Your physician will do a consultation and examination to identify patterns and syndromes of your digestive issues. These will then be treated with the use of prescribed Chinese herbal medicine and/or acupuncture. Patients can often see remarkable results within a short time by following the treatment and abiding by the physician’s advice on making lifestyle adjustments.

Common digestive issues:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Acid reflux
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Poor appetite
  • Nausea
  • Excessive burping

Weight Management

Struggling to keep to a healthy weight? Perhaps there is a fundamental issue that needs to be addressed. With our weight management treatments, your physician will assess your diet and lifestyle habits as well as emotional health to determine your underlying body condition that may have led to weight gain.

In TCM, fat tissues are considered as excess phlegm or dampness in the body. By selecting acupuncture points on the stomach area, arms and legs, the treatments aim to get rid of the excess phlegm in the body, balancing the body’s functions to help improve metabolism.

Not only does TCM weight management help to get rid of excess weight, it can also help to improve other health conditions such as bone and joint pain, balance blood sugar and lipid levels, sleep apnoea and fatigue.


  • Boosts metabolism
  • Gets rid of fluid retention
  • Improves digestive functions
  • Improves other health conditions

Learn how to achieve healthy weight loss or manage your weight confidently with acupuncture & cupping at Thomson Chinese Medicine. 

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