Traditional Chinese Medicine

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A Healthy Poke: Demystifying the Science Behind Acupuncture

Many of us have started to embrace the use of alternative medicine, but acupuncture, with its qi, yin, and meridians, still raises eyebrows… While many practices in alternative medicine are slowly but surely making their way into the mainstream, acupuncture is one that still produces skeptical eyebrow raises. This phenomenon is partly due to linguistics….

9 Things Every Woman Should Know About Menstruation

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the study of gynecology is a vast and detailed discipline help to shed light on the complex factors at play in female body. We pay a great deal of attention to every detail of the menstrual cycle from the age of menarche (1st period), to the length of the cycle,…

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To cleanse or not to cleanse, that is the question…

This autumn, there has been an increasing number of clients who are telling me, “I’m thinking of doing cleanse”… And then, I spend a bit of time talking them out of it. As a Chinese Medicine practitioner, what are my thoughts about it? Fall is rolling in foggy, chilly and damp. You can start to…