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Acupuncture

Like many people, I too dislike the needle. I get a bit nervous when the needle used to take blood, or by the dentist to inject the painkiller before pulling out my tooth. After going through the experience, I would like to share some pointers with you: If done by a skilled TCM doctor, it [...]

My best friend twisted her back as she got up while carrying her baby after bathing him. She was  not sure how the pain came about- one moment she was bathing her baby- and then she carried him up in a sudden quick movement and twisted her back. The pain was severe and my friend [...]

Someone I know, who is obese had been suffering from knee pain lately. Usually she does not move around much and is quite sedentary. When she saw the specialist, she was told that her cartilage had dried out because there was no more synovial fluid. The suggested option was knee replacement surgery to be done [...]

In order for holistic and complementary treatments to be effective in long run, it is paramount to accompany these treatments with a change towards healthy lifestyle. Many people tend to complain that 'I went for acupressure- initially it works but after a while, it is not effective'. Months ago, I passed by a shop that [...]

On 2 Sept 08, The Star paper published a letter by a reader pertaining to the bad experience he had on finding treatment using Traditional Chinese Medicine when initially the Western doctors could not help. The story: Unsafe Prescription- an encounter that leaves a bitter taste in the mouth (Speaking Up, Star Two, Tuesday 2 [...]