Sub-Health

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.

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:

Gynaecology
  • 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.
Women’s Wellness
  • Stress management
    Relieve stress the natural way through endorphins released during acupuncture.
  • Pain management
    For chronic aches and pains, muscular strains and sports injuries.
  • Migraine relief
    To alleviate recurring headache and nausea.
  • Sinusitis
    To relieve blocked and runny nose, and boost protective immunity.
  • Sleep booster
    To improve quality of sleep for better energy and mental alertness.
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Skin

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.

TCM treatments target the underlying issues to clear up the surface manifestations and aim to balance any disharmony in the body. Some skin conditions that can be improved with TCM treatments include:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Hives
  • Sores
TCM Aesthetics

Skin health is dependent on the overall health of the body. TCM aesthetics not only target the local points on the skin, it also aims to nourish the body to ensure that adequate nutrients, blood flow and lymphatic drainage nourish your skin from the inside out.

TCM Aesthetics Benefits

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Gives complexion a fresher glow
  • Gives a more harmonious and balanced look
  • Reduces puffy eyes, face and body
  • Lifts and tones sagging muscles and skin

At Thomson Chinese Medicine, we currently offer 2 types of TCM Aesthetics services:

  • Luxe Facial Acupuncture
  • Constitutional Facial Acupuncture

Luxe Facial Acupuncture

Treat yourself to a 60-minute rejuvenating facial treatment. With regular treatments, more collagen stimulation and better blood circulation will bring out a naturally radiant skin that you’ve always wished for.  Our skincare products from Thomson Wellth are specially formulated with ingredients containing anti-oxidising and anti-ageing properties that repair, rehydrate and rejuvenate.

Our full course treatment includes:

    • Facial acupuncture
    • Gua sha
    • Jade rolling
    • Stem Cell Activator Mask
    • Apple stem call serum
    • UV Shield SPF60++

Exclusively at Paragon Medical Centre


Constitutional Facial Acupuncture

We are all born with a unique constitutional body type and this determines your skin complexion, physique, personality traits and Yin-Yang balance.

By identifying which type you belong to, a tailored treatment will be selected accordingly to balance and energise from the inside out. Treatment includes facial acupuncture and one or more of these techniques:

  • Moxibustion
  • Ear seeds
  • Body guasha
  • Body cupping

Exclusively at NUH Medical Centre

Not suitable if you:

  • Have a cold or flu
  • Have history of fainting after acupuncture or have needle phobia
  • Have very sensitive skin or prone to keloid
  • Have ulcerated, irritated, bruised skin, severe active acne, severe sunburn
  • Did Botox, fillers, micro-dermabrasion, chemical peel or laser resurfacing in the last month
  • In the 1st trimester pregnancy
  • During very heavy menses
  • Have serious migraines or high blood pressure
  • On blood thinners or have blood coagulation disorders

Sleep

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

Digestion

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 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.

Benefits

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

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)
  • Sports Massage
  • 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

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).

For enquiry or appointment request, kindly fill up the form and we will get back to you by the next working day.

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