Top 6 Vitamins and Minerals for boosting your kids’ immunity

Flu season is in. Are your kids prepared for it? Advance Kids Singapore published an op-ed piece by HST Medical’s general manager, Simone Tan, on “Top 6 Vitamins and Minerals for boosting your kids’ immunity”. Continue reading “Top 6 Vitamins and Minerals for boosting your kids’ immunity”

Treatment of Eczema: Western vs Chinese Medicine

Eczema is a non-contagious condition where the skin becomes red, itching, with little blisters which gives out clear liquid when broken, followed by crusting, and later, scaling and thickening of skin and pigmentation. It often appears on the arms, legs (especially the inner creases of arms and legs), palms, face and neck. Itch from eczema can be severe and can interrupt sleep. Upon scratching, broken skin can lead to infection.
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TCM Techniques to relieve tired eyes

If you use the computer or handphone for long hours, or do work that requires you to focus and strain your eyes for long periods, you are most likely to suffer from tired eyes from time to time. Here are some ways you can help yourself to relieve eye strain and eye fatigue.

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Special Diet for Breastfeeding Mothers

What a breast-feeding mother eats is as important as a pregnant mother. The nutrients go directly to the baby and affects the baby’s health, growth and development. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), there are certain practicesthat the breast-feeding mother ought to observe.

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TCM Treatment and Prevention of Postnatal Depression

Some mothers experience postnatal blues a few days after giving birth. Signs and symptoms include mood swings, anxiety, sadness, crying, irritability and having trouble sleeping. However, such condition mostly last for a few days or a week. If it continues for more than 2 weeks, one may be suffering from postnatal depression and should seek professional advice as soon as possible.

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Infertility (a TCM perspective)

The ability of a woman to conceive is a complex issue that involves both the woman and the man. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) infertility in woman occurs when the woman is not able to get pregnant (provided the sexual function of the male partner is normal) even though there is unprotected and normal sexual activities for 1 year.
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Tea Suggestions for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year marks a period of merry eating and drinking. However, there is also a Chinese proverb that says “illness comes from what goes into the mouth”. Hence, to let you maintain a well-balanced body during the CNY period, here are a few tea suggestions to help counter the effect of festive eating, as well as tea suggestions for serving guests.
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