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.
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 more about some of the common sub-health areas that can be treated with TCM.
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.
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:
Acupuncture and herbs can help to invigorate the Kidney to address issues with sperm count, motility and morphology.
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:
Dream disturbed sleep
Waking up frequently at night
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:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Struggling to keep to a healthy weight? Perhaps there is a more fundamental issue that needs to be addressed. During this 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 phlegm and balancing the body’s functions can help to improve metabolism.
Not only does TCM weight management help to get rid of excess weight, it can also improve other conditions such as bone and joint pain, balance blood sugars and lipids, sleep apnoea and fatigue.
Gets rid of fluid retention
Improves digestive functions
Improves other health conditions
Available only at Waterway Point, enjoy a therapeutic session of different types of massage where our massage therapist uses calming aromatherapy essential oils and various healing techniques to focus on different parts of the body.
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT)
Cellulite Massage for Ladies
Abdomen Massage for Healthy Digestion
To book an appointment for Massage Therapy, please call 6386 5575 or use the online appointment request form and indicate “Waterway Point” as your preferred clinic.
Leona Chia is a Certified Sports Massage Therapist and has been practising body therapy for more than 19 years. As a practitioner, she has found great joy and passion in helping clients deal with somatic symptom disorder.
The therapies she practises include, but are not limited to, myofascial sports massage, trigger point release, manual lymphatic drainage, abdomen massage for slimming and meridian massage, with a special interest in deep tissue myofascial bodywork.
She has obtained teaching qualification and has conducted massage courses at several institutes including Bodywork Training Institute (2002-2004), SPAcademy, 2003-2004 (Raffles Knowledge P.L.) and TCM & Healthcare College (2013-2018).
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