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TCM Ankle Pain and You – What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

About 45,000 Singaporeans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.  Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is viewed in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as a condition involving an imbalance of vital energy (Qi) and blood within the body. TCM sees the body as a network of meridians through which Qi and blood flow, maintaining the body’s overall balance. When this balance …

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TCM Ankle Pain and You – Gout-induced ankle pain

Prevalence of Gout in Singapore TCM recognizes gout as a condition caused by an accumulation of “dampness” and “heat” in the body. Dampness refers to an excessive buildup of fluids and waste, and heat represents an elevated state of inflammation. These imbalances disrupt the flow of Qi and blood, leading to the symptoms of gout. …

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TCM Ankle Pain and You – Exercise and acute ankle pain

Have you ever experienced the frustrating and disheartening moment of being abruptly brought to a halt right in the midst of your invigorating workout session, all thanks to the unwelcome and unforeseen guest that is ankle pain, a sensation that pierces through your determination and interrupts the seamless flow of your physical exertions? Ankle pain …

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TCM Ankle Pain and You – Causes and Treatments

Ankle pain is a common ailment that affects people of all ages and lifestyles. From athletes to office workers, ankle pain can strike anyone, often stemming from seemingly innocuous activities like wearing high heels or spending extended hours behind the wheel. While conventional medicine provides valuable insights into the causes and treatments of ankle pain, …

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TCM Let’s Find Out – ‘Warming’ and ‘Cooling’ food

In the realm of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the concept of food goes far beyond mere sustenance. It delves into the energetic properties of various ingredients and their effects on the body. Central to this understanding are the classifications of ‘warming’ and ‘cooling’ foods, which play a vital role in achieving optimal balance and well-being. …

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TCM Let’s Find Out – Musculoskeletal Injuries and You

Nobody wishes to injure themselves during the course of their daily activities. But in the event that you do accidentally hurt yourself, what can you do to speed up the recovery process? In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), poor posture and excessive strain disrupt the flow of Qi and blood in the meridians, leading to stagnation …

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TCM Self Checks – Common problems faced by working professionals

Office workers often endure the silent suffering brought on by poor ergonomics. Aching backs, painful wrists, stiff shoulders and strained necks are some examples of unwelcome companions throughout the work day. Hours spent hunched over desks and staring at screens breed discomfort, while repetitive tasks can trigger the wrath of repetitive strain injuries. The price …

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TCM Let’s Find Out – What are meridians?

In TCM, meridians are strings connecting acupuncture points and act as passageways for energy to flow throughout our bodies. There are 12 primary meridians and 8 extraordinary meridians in our bodies. The primary meridians are connected to different organs like heart and lungs while the extraordinary meridians are known as the “reserved meridians” that help …

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