Tuina: Ancient Chinese Healing Techniques

This ancient Chinese healing technique was not always known as Tuina, but has always been relied upon to relieve injuries. WHAT IS TUINA? Tuina practitioners brush, knead, roll, press and rub an injured person’s body, using their palms, fingertips and knuckles to remove blockages along the meridians of the patient’s body to stimulate qi and blood to promote healing. As […]

Recharge Your Batteries With This Fungus

Remember the team of female runners from China that dominated long-distance running from early- to mid-1990s? They were dubbed Ma’s Army because their coach was Ma Junren. In addition to his tough training regimen, Ma attributed his charges’ amazing performances to a diet that included turtle’s blood and a curious animal-vegetable hybrid known as cordyceps. […]

Alleviating Hypertension Naturally

Life Lesson Blessed with a solid build and bulging biceps, the ruddy-faced Kheng, an entrepreneur in his mid-30s, looks like he’s in the pink of health. Many people are thus surprised to learn that the fit father of one, who counts fencing and jogging among his hobbies, has been grappling with hypertension for over a […]

5 Classifications of Excessive Sweat

1. Deficient Lung, Defensive Qi Symptoms: flu, fatigue, pale complexion, aversion to wind while perspiring Treatment Principle: replenish qi Prescription: Yu Pin Feng pills 2. Disharmony of Nutritive & Defensive Qi Symptoms: sweating, pain, feeling hot and cold Treatment Principle: watch diet Prescription: cinnamon twig soup 3. Heart-Blood Deficiency Symptoms: spontaneous or night sweating, heart […]

What To Eat To Lose Weight

Can you really eat more and lose weight? Many believe that to shed that bit of extra weight, you have to severely reduce the amount you eat. However, starving yourself is not the answer; instead, it may slow down the body’s metabolism, preventing any long-term weight loss. 1. Understand Your Body’s Needs  The first step […]

Get Full Fast With Fibre

It is advisable to use natural foods instead of taking the drugs or surgery route. It may be as simple as consuming fibrous foods, or drinking a glass of water to enhance fullness. “Choose fibrous foods to keep you satiated; you will automatically feel fuller faster,” advises Sheeba Majmudar, a nutritionist in private practice. “Fibre-wholesome […]

Ways To Maintain A Healthy Weight

High-fat, high-sugar diets and the lack of physical exercise are the major factors behind problems with being overweight and other chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. In TCM, being overweight is generally regarded as a sign that imbalances exist in the body. The root causes of these imbalances have to be addressed […]

Tumeric – A Healing Spice

While turmeric may be the latest super-food to add into your coffee, it has been used as a healing food in the practice of Ayurveda for centuries. Known as the golden spice because of its dark yellow bark, turmeric is a rhizome native to South Asia. The scientific name for the plant is Curcuma longa. […]

No Sweat

Perspiration is a normal bodily function. The human body contains up to five million sweat glands, which release perspiration to the surface when our body temperature rises. When the fluid on our skin surface evaporates, we cool down. This is the body’s way of maintaining our body temperature at an average of 37°C. Sometimes, though, […]

9 tips to promote sleep

1. Avoid overeating during dinner. Eating too late, too fast or too much for dinner may cause stagnation of food, which could give rise to sleep discomfort that is accompanied by stomach bloatedness, epigastric distension or acid reflux. Avoid eating food that is difficult to digest during dinner. 2. Maintain proper work-rest balance. Your body […]