[Kin Teck Tong] Leg Three Miles- for Stomach ProblemsLeg Three MileThe Leg Three Miles (ST 36) acupressure point is commonly used

[Kin Teck Tong] Leg Three Miles- for Stomach ProblemsLeg Three MileThe Leg Three Miles (ST 36) acupressure point is commonly used
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Leg Three Miles- for Stomach Problems

Leg Three Mile

The Leg Three Miles (ST 36) acupressure point is commonly used to improve digestive disorders including indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Plus, it boosts the immune system, fights fatigue, strengthens the body and promotes general wellness.

Bend your leg and place your fingers just below the knee cap, beginning with the index finger at the base of the knee cap. You will find the Leg Three Miles point at four finger-widths down from the base of the knee cap, where your little finger rests just to the outside of the shin bone.

Apply moderate to deep pressure on this point for a few seconds daily. You can press this point on both legs at the same time. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Common cause of Sports InjuriesAs the society develops and standards of living elevate, people are increasingly paying more attention

[Kin Teck Tong] Common cause of Sports InjuriesAs the society develops and standards of living elevate, people are increasingly paying more attention
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Common cause of Sports Injuries

As the society develops and standards of living elevate, people are increasingly paying more attention to health, with more and more engaging in physical exercise. While physical exercise helps to improve our health, prevent diseases and promote longevity, it is not uncommon to hear of sports injury, sports diseases, or even sudden deaths due to sports. During competitive sports, sports injury can cause an athlete to stop training or withdraw from competition; while for the general public engaging in sports and fitness, sports injury tends to bring about negative psychological impact upon the society, preventing normal development of sports. Therefore, prior to engaging in physical exercise, it is essential to understand the common causes of sports injury and master the knowhow of prevention and rehabilitation due to such injury.

The common causes of sports injuries are multi-faceted and are closely related to the athlete’s age, gender, weight, physiology, psychological state, training, skills, anatomy and external environmental factors.

For the teenager, his bones develop at a slower pace than his tendons, thus injuries tend to occur at the muscle tendon that is attached to the bone. For the elderly, the organic content within the bone has deteriorated and the bone is brittle, often resulting in fractures. Women suffering from menstruation disorders will be prone to fatigue fracture caused by a drop in oestrogen.

People who are obese have poorer flexibility and endurance, causing the joints to suffer from wear and tear sooner than others. When one exercises under extreme fatigue, one’s energy, precision level, coordination ability, alertness and attentiveness will be significantly reduced, thereby increasing the risk of sports injury.

Every sport has its vulnerability for injury. For example, tennis players tend to suffer from “tennis elbow”; long-distance runners tend to suffer from lateral knee pain syndrome. In addition, external environmental factors are also possible causes of sports injury. Some of these could be slippery roads after a rain, temperatures that are too high, too low or too humid, inappropriate attire and footwear, lack of protective gear, or a sports ground that is uneven or littered with stones and debris. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] TCM for Vitiligo Chinese Herbs to Alleviate Depigmentation of the Skin by Adina Stanescu, R.

[Kin Teck Tong] TCM for Vitiligo Chinese Herbs to Alleviate Depigmentation of the Skin by Adina Stanescu, R.
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TCM for Vitiligo
Chinese Herbs to Alleviate Depigmentation of the Skin
by Adina Stanescu, R.TCMP

Vitiligo is a condition characterized by patches of depigmented skin, made famous by Michael Jackson. In fact, vitiligo is more common in blacks and Asians (2-3% of the population), than whites (1-2%). The cause has not been firmly established although most specialists favour an autoimmune explanation, where antibodies begin to attack the body’s own melanocytes, the melanin pigment producing cells. Additionally there is a genetic component in 30% of cases. The peak incidence of vitiligo is between the ages of 10 and 30, and like many autoimmune conditions, it is more common in women. Surprisingly, perhaps, 50% of sufferers are children.

Whatever the cause, we can generalize about vitiligo’s basic tendencies and modes of expression. It tends to manifest in areas of maximum sun exposure, often after an intense period in the sun. The face, neck and backs of hands are typical in such cases. There is a large increase of incidence in war zones, giving support to extreme emotional stress as a co-factor or trigger in susceptible individuals. Once it begins, chances of spontaneous remission are remote, although intitial onset and advance of the patches may sometimes halt for many years.

Conventional medicine has largely unsatisfactory treatments for this difficult condition. Steroids are sometimes prescribed but may make it worse. If vitiligo is very widespread and the hope of improvement very small, modern medicine offers bleaching treatments that depigment the rest of the skin to make it all uniformly white. This seems to be the route that was taken in Michael Jackson’s case, and in fact for such patients it is a relatively good option.

Psoralen Ultraviolet A (PUVA) light therapy involves application of psoralens to the depigmented skin, followed by exposure to ultraviolet rays. Psoralens are chemicals found in many plants which make the skin more sensitive and responsive to the sun with the hope that this will stimulate melanin production to resume. As we will see, this therapy has some common ground with the treatments of TCM.

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Traditional Chinese Medicine can offer a solid hope of improvement or cure to about 30% of vitiligo patients. This statistic shows what is already well known: vitiligo is not an easy thing to treat.
Prompt treatment early in the course of the illness makes a world of difference to the chance for success. This is the case with all skin disease, and in fact with all conditions that have a tendency to become chronic: if one is able to intervene decisively before the symptoms are very entrenched and the body has adapted to having them, the problem can often be cured. It is for this reason that I wish dermatology patients would reverse the order of their therapy seeking — try TCM first, and modern medicine or other treatments second, if still required. It still amazes me to see how well a severe but recent case responds to herbs compared to a mild case of many years duration. Note that a skin condition may be considered “recent” for up to two to three years, in the context of its tendency to persist for decades.

HERBAL TREATMENT
This consists of two parts, topical and internal. Unlike many other skin problems that are treated largely from the inside, topical treatment is primary in vitiligo. TCM has used psoralen- containing herbs for this condition for thousands of years. An alcohol based tincture is painted on the depigmented patches and the skin is exposed to mild morning or afternoon sunlight in very small increments of three minutes. Great care must be taken to limit exposure due to the very real risk of burning due to the photosensitizing effect of the medicine, although this is also its beneficial therapeutic effect.
Internally, TCM considers hypo or hyper pigmentation diseases to be an expression of disharmony of qi and blood, leading over the years to a deficiency of liver and kidneys. In practice this means that recent cases are treated with herbs that assist qi (energy) and blood circulation, using medicinals such as angelica dang gui, curcuma yu jin with medicinals known to possess specific anti-vitiligo effect such as angelica bai zhi.
Longstanding cases will need kidney tonification with the well-known longevity root he shou wou, as well as astragalus huang qi, black sesame seed and others. In all cases medicines that “guide” the prescription to the affected part of the body are included.

PROGNOSIS
As we said, recent cases have the greatest hope of a cure, and improvement can be evident very quickly, within the first two to three weeks. This improvement begins as spotty repigmentation around the hair follicles, and if this is seen it is a very good sign. The face responds best to treatment, luckily, while the back of the hands are most stubborn.
In longstanding cases it may take up to eight weeks to see if the treatment is working, and consistency and diligence with internal and topical treatment are paramount.
Finally, while it is possible to predict to some degree, based on clinical features and duration of illness, who is likely to respond and who is not, ultimately “the proof is in the pudding.” The best thing is to try the therapy for a few weeks, preferably in summer, and see if it has worked. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] TCM for Vitiligo Chinese Herbs to Alleviate Depigmentation of the Skinby Adina Stanescu, R.

[Kin Teck Tong] TCM for Vitiligo Chinese Herbs to Alleviate Depigmentation of the Skinby Adina Stanescu, R.
Local Posted 2 months ago

TCM for Vitiligo
Chinese Herbs to Alleviate Depigmentation of the Skin

by Adina Stanescu, R.TCMP

Vitiligo is a condition characterized by patches of depigmented skin, made famous by Michael Jackson. In fact, vitiligo is more common in blacks and Asians (2-3% of the population), than whites (1-2%). The cause has not been firmly established although most specialists favour an autoimmune explanation, where antibodies begin to attack the body’s own melanocytes, the melanin pigment producing cells. Additionally there is a genetic component in 30% of cases. The peak incidence of vitiligo is between the ages of 10 and 30, and like many autoimmune conditions, it is more common in women. Surprisingly, perhaps, 50% of sufferers are children.

Whatever the cause, we can generalize about vitiligo’s basic tendencies and modes of expression. It tends to manifest in areas of maximum sun exposure, often after an intense period in the sun. The face, neck and backs of hands are typical in such cases. There is a large increase of incidence in war zones, giving support to extreme emotional stress as a co-factor or trigger in susceptible individuals. Once it begins, chances of spontaneous remission are remote, although intitial onset and advance of the patches may sometimes halt for many years.

Conventional medicine has largely unsatisfactory treatments for this difficult condition. Steroids are sometimes prescribed but may make it worse. If vitiligo is very widespread and the hope of improvement very small, modern medicine offers bleaching treatments that depigment the rest of the skin to make it all uniformly white. This seems to be the route that was taken in Michael Jackson’s case, and in fact for such patients it is a relatively good option.

Psoralen Ultraviolet A (PUVA) light therapy involves application of psoralens to the depigmented skin, followed by exposure to ultraviolet rays. Psoralens are chemicals found in many plants which make the skin more sensitive and responsive to the sun with the hope that this will stimulate melanin production to resume. As we will see, this therapy has some common ground with the treatments of TCM.

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

Traditional Chinese Medicine can offer a solid hope of improvement or cure to about 30% of vitiligo patients. This statistic shows what is already well known: vitiligo is not an easy thing to treat.

Prompt treatment early in the course of the illness makes a world of difference to the chance for success. This is the case with all skin disease, and in fact with all conditions that have a tendency to become chronic: if one is able to intervene decisively before the symptoms are very entrenched and the body has adapted to having them, the problem can often be cured. It is for this reason that I wish dermatology patients would reverse the order of their therapy seeking — try TCM first, and modern medicine or other treatments second, if still required. It still amazes me to see how well a severe but recent case responds to herbs compared to a mild case of many years duration. Note that a skin condition may be considered “recent” for up to two to three years, in the context of its tendency to persist for decades.

HERBAL TREATMENT

This consists of two parts, topical and internal. Unlike many other skin problems that are treated largely from the inside, topical treatment is primary in vitiligo. TCM has used psoralen- containing herbs for this condition for thousands of years. An alcohol based tincture is painted on the depigmented patches and the skin is exposed to mild morning or afternoon sunlight in very small increments of three minutes. Great care must be taken to limit exposure due to the very real risk of burning due to the photosensitizing effect of the medicine, although this is also its beneficial therapeutic effect.

Internally, TCM considers hypo or hyper pigmentation diseases to be an expression of disharmony of qi and blood, leading over the years to a deficiency of liver and kidneys. In practice this means that recent cases are treated with herbs that assist qi (energy) and blood circulation, using medicinals such as angelica dang gui, curcuma yu jin with medicinals known to possess specific anti-vitiligo effect such as angelica bai zhi.
Longstanding cases will need kidney tonification with the well-known longevity root he shou wou, as well as astragalus huang qi, black sesame seed and others. In all cases medicines that “guide” the prescription to the affected part of the body are included.

PROGNOSIS

As we said, recent cases have the greatest hope of a cure, and improvement can be evident very quickly, within the first two to three weeks. This improvement begins as spotty repigmentation around the hair follicles, and if this is seen it is a very good sign. The face responds best to treatment, luckily, while the back of the hands are most stubborn.

In longstanding cases it may take up to eight weeks to see if the treatment is working, and consistency and diligence with internal and topical treatment are paramount.

Finally, while it is possible to predict to some degree, based on clinical features and duration of illness, who is likely to respond and who is not, ultimately “the proof is in the pudding.” The best thing is to try the therapy for a few weeks, preferably in summer, and see if it has worked. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Understanding Yin and Yang FoodsLinda Prout, M.

[Kin Teck Tong] Understanding Yin and Yang FoodsLinda Prout, M.
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Understanding Yin and Yang Foods

Linda Prout, M.S.

According to Eastern traditions the forces of yin and yang are energetic qualities that shape everything in the universe, including our health. The Chinese symbol for yin is the shady side of a hill, while the symbol for yang is the sunny side. Thus yin qualities include coolness, dampness, and darkness, relative to the yang qualities of warmth, dryness, and light. Winter is yin, while summer is yang, and night is yin while day is yang. Arthritis made worse by cold weather is a yin condition. A red, inflamed rash brought on by heat is a yang condition. A ruddy-faced, irritable man with high blood pressure is relatively yang. An anemic, melancholy woman is relatively yin.

Yin foods tend to be cooling and/or moistening for the body. Yang foods tend to be warming and drying. This has less to do with the actual temperature or moisture of the food and more to do with its "energetics." Boiled spinach for example, is cooling and moistening, as is baked tofu. Chilled wine is warming, as is roast beef. Toast, while dry to touch, actually moistens the body. The effects of such food qualities on health have been observed for thousands of years.

Your acupuncturist is trained to balance your body's constitution. By observing your body and understanding the energetics of food, you can make food and activity choices to speed your body's healing progress. Imbalance can come from an excess, or deficiency, of yin or yang. Although more complex than this, the following is an overview of yin and yang patterns of imbalance and the food choices that can help restore balance. Your constitution is ever changing, so be sure you adjust with the seasons and your life situation.

Yin Patterns of Imbalance

Cold
Tendency to feel chilled
Urine tends to be clear
Dresses warmly, likes heat
Tendency toward loose
Pale complexion stools
Preference for warm food/drinks
Slow metabolism drinks
Soft, fleshy muscles
Rarely thirsty
Often tired, sleeps a lot
Tendency to feel depressed
Health worse in cold pressed weather
Quiet, withdrawn
A cold pattern often occurs in vegetarians or those who eat primarily raw foods, especially when they live in the cold. Cold can also set in with age and may be combined with dampness. Regular, warming aerobic exercise is essential. Healing food choices include warm lamb or beef dishes, dark poultry, meat-based soups and stews, free-range eggs, eel, trout, and wild salmon. Beneficial vegetables include cooked root veggies, baked winter squash, onions, and mustard greens. Nuts and seeds are warming, as are butter, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, turmeric, and pepper. Helpful grains include oatmeal, quinoa, and buckwheat. Food and drinks are best eaten cooked and warm. Salads, raw fruits, frozen desserts, pasta, white flour, and iced beverages should be minimized.

Dampness
Strong dislike of humidity
Stuffy nose, postnasal drip
Health worsens in dampness
Mentally "foggy"
Abdominal bloating
Retention of fluids
Little thirst or hunger
Overweight, soft fat
Urine tends to be cloudy
Puffy eyes or face
Easily short of breath
Feeling of heaviness especially in lower body
Dampness can be associated with cold or heat and is exacerbated by damp living conditions. Chronic dampness is brought on by eating on the run, excessive worry, or from a diet rich in fried foods, breads, pasta, commercial dairy, ice cream, and other sweets. Too many salads and raw fruits weaken digestion and lead to dampness. Aerobic exercise is essential for balance.

Helpful foods include lightly cooked greens including broccoli, turnip greens, asparagus, and kale. Fish and grilled or roasted meats and poultry are balancing. The best grains for a damp pattern are rye, jasmine, and basmati rice as well as sprouted grains. Radishes, turnips, pumpkin seeds, green tea, and bitter foods and herbs help to dry dampness.

Sweets, dairy, and starchy foods contribute to dampness. Ice cream, lasagna, white bread, and milk should be avoided.

Yang Patterns of Imbalance

Heat
Tendency to feel warm
Tendency to be talkative
Uncomfortable in hot weather
Urine tends to be dark
May suffer fever blisters, canker sores
Dresses in short sleeves
Tends toward ruddy complexion
May suffer headaches, nose bleeds, bleeding
High blood pressure gums
Often thirsty, craves cold drinks
Sleep often restless, disturbing dreams
Tendency toward impatience, irritability or anger
May be constipated
A heat pattern often shows up in hot weather or with stress. Overwork, alcohol, and sugar heat the body. Meditation, walks in nature, swimming, and/or yoga are ideal for balancing the agitated nature of a heat imbalance. Ideal foods are salads, cucumbers, and lightly cooked green leafy vegetables especially spinach and watercress. Vegetables of all kinds are helpful whereas meats should be limited.

Other cooling foods include melons, pears, bean dishes, mung beans, sprouts, sushi, non-spicy soups, and lots of water. Alcohol and sugar are best avoided. Mint is a beneficial cooling herb whereas pepper, garlic, ginger, and onions should be reduced.

Dryness
Dry skin, dandruff
Cravings for sweets
Dry stools, constipation
Preference for warm liquids in small sips
Dry throat or eyes
Night sweats
Menopause
Can easily become both hot or cold
Thin body type
Easily stressed, irritated or frustrated
Rosy cheeks, especially after exercise
A dry pattern is a deficiency of yin, or fluids. Hormones, skin oils, saliva, digestive juices and secretions provide us our yin element. Fluids are akin to a car's antifreeze; when low you can easily overheat or freeze. We see dryness at menopause, or as we age and skin becomes dry. Although hot flashes feel like heat, they are a sign of diminishing yin, which allows the normal heat of the body to go unchecked. Stress also depletes yin.

Remedies include meditation, yoga, walks in nature and gardening. Beneficial fats are critical. Healthful choices include fatty fish, free-range eggs, grass-fed butter, goat and sheep cheeses, olive and coconut oil, dark poultry meat, pork, nuts, and avocado. Soups and stews rich with grass-fed animal fats are very helpful. Other moistening foods include black beans, green beans, Napa cabbage, winter squash, yams, sea vegetables, millet, whole wheat, fermented soy, and shellfish. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] The Five FlavoursAll foods in traditional Chinese medicine are assigned properties according to the five flavours: sour, bitter, sweet,

[Kin Teck Tong] The Five FlavoursAll foods in traditional Chinese medicine are assigned properties according to the five flavours: sour, bitter, sweet,
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The Five Flavours

All foods in traditional Chinese medicine are assigned properties according to the five flavours: sour, bitter, sweet, pungent and salty; and the four natures: cool, cold warm and hot.

The flavour of food (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent and salty) can be used to predict its effects on the body. The nature of food (cool, cold, warm and hot) also has a direct effect on the body. The way food is prepared can make it more suitable to an individual’s constitution:

From coolest to warmest:
Raw – Steamed - Boiled - Stewed - Stir fried – Baked - Deep fried - Roasted

Bitter foods such as rhubarb and dandelion leaf tend to descend qi, drain heat and dry dampness. Some bitter foods have a purgative effect as they induce bowel movements. Energetically, the flavor bitter goes to the Heart and the spirit (shen); excess injures the bones.

Sour foods such as grapefruit and olives are astringent, generating yin fluids and are cooling. In small amounts they aid digestion. Energetically, the flavor sour goes to the Liver and spirit soul (hun); excess injures the nerves.

Pungent or spicy foods such as onion and cayenne pepper have a warming action, promoting energy to move upwards and outwards to the body’s surface, moving qi and circulating the blood. They also are useful to disperse mucus from the lungs. Energetically, the flavor spicy goes to the Lungs and animal soul (po); excess injures the qi.

Salty foods such as kelp and soya sauce are cooling and hold fluids in the body. They have a downward flowing action, soften hardness and act as a purgative. Energetically, the flavor salty goes to the Kidney and will (zhi); excess injures the blood.

Sweet foods can be divided into two groups: sweet foods that are neutral and nourishing or warm and nourishing, these include meat, legumes, nuts, dairy products and starchy vegetables; sweet foods that are cooling, these include fruits, sugar, honey and other sweeteners, as well as potatoes, rice and apples. Energetically, the flavor sweet is tonifying and goes to the Spleen and mind (yi); excess injures the muscles. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Tackle DepressionIn Western medicine, depression is a symptom that there is an abnormal chemistry in the brain so physicians

[Kin Teck Tong] Tackle DepressionIn Western medicine, depression is a symptom that there is an abnormal chemistry in the brain so physicians
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Tackle Depression

In Western medicine, depression is a symptom that there is an abnormal chemistry in the brain so physicians prescribe pharmaceutical drugs to correct the brain’s chemistry and create a sense of normalcy. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, however, depression is not viewed as a mental problem per se but more of a problem in the chest area.

Certain emotions related to loss or grief, repressed feelings, and stressful circumstances cause tightness in the chest that restricts the flow of Qi and vital fluids to the organs such as the Heart and Liver. So, what TCM refers to as Liver Qi Stagnation is identified as depression in Western medicine. When chest energy is constrained and pent up, it leads to an agitated feeling (Heat in the Heart).

The chest Qi must be moved in order to relieve stagnation of Liver Qi, which manifests as feelings of anxiety. Physically releasing Qi from the chest offers relief and this happens when a person laughs or cries. In the same way, many people report that they feel better after performing upper body exercises such as push-ups or boxing. Breathing exercises and yoga are also known to have similar calming effects.

Chinese herbal medicine is another approach used by TCM practitioners to relieve depression. Naturally, the herbs used are those that will stimulate the release of the Chest Qi such as bupleurum (chai hu). Herbs are combined to enhance their effects. For instance, the combination of bupleurum with mint is one of the best known herbal formulations to ease depression.

Herbs that nourish the heart such as mimosa bark (he huan pi) are also used as well as substances that are said to effectively calm the spirit such as amber and oyster shell. Chinese herbal medicines are very safe and their effects can be felt within a few weeks or even days of taking them. Other TCM approaches that are used to relieve depression are acupressure and acupuncture, which both work to release blocked Qi.

Most people who try Traditional Chinese Medicine to alleviate depression are those who’ve seen disappointing results from anti-depressant drugs or experienced adverse side effects. The TCM approach is also a great alternative to a lifetime of taking drugs. More importantly, TCM doesn’t just deal with specific symptoms of depression but aims to improve the overall quality of life. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] 4 at home TCM tricks for an upset stomach1.

[Kin Teck Tong] 4 at home TCM tricks for an upset stomach1.
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4 at home TCM tricks for an upset stomach

1. Fresh Ginger

Ginger root is a commonly used herb in Chinese Medicine and cooking. It is incredibly versatile and has many different applications. It might be best known however for its ability to calm upset tummies. The properties of ginger in Chinese Medicine are warming, tonifiying and sweet. These characteristics make it an ideal at home remedy for stomach aches, gastritis, nausea, and digestion issues. For quick relief from nausea, boil water and add 6-8 slices of fresh ginger and drink like a tea. Honey or mint are good additions to this home remedy as well – especially if one also has a sore throat or the beginnings of a cold.

2. Acupressure on Ren 12

Ren 12 or Zhong Wan, which translates to Central Vent in Chinese is an acupuncture point located on the midline of the abdomen – halfway between the belly button and the base of your sternum. It is needled at an acupuncture treatment to help regulate stomach pain or discomfort. It is anatomically close to where the esphogeal sphincter connects to the stomach. Problems with this link in the digestive system are often related to issues of heartburn and acid reflux. Using your fingers to apply pressure and gently massage this point can help relieve bloating, gas, indigestion, heartburn and nausea.

3. Avoid Dairy

Many people know to avoid spicy foods when their stomach is sensitive but they may not realize that dairy products may be playing a role in their discomfort as well. Dairy is a mucus producer and can greatly exacerbate symptoms like nausea, bloating and loose stool.

4. Rice Porridge or Congee

Food as medicine is a great concept and can help keep your body feeling more balanced on a day to day basis. A lot Chinese herbs are easily incorporated into meals to help with things like stomach discomfort or bowel issues like diarrhea. Rice porridge or Congee as it is called in China, is a simple, easy to digest base food to eat when your body isn’t digesting at its best. It can be really tasty too. Rice is a soothing, neutral grain without a lot of complexity that you’re body has to work at to digest. It’s essentially like giving your upset tummy some TLC and this preparation of the rice makes it very effective at tempering diarrhea and allowing your body to absorb nutrients again. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] The importance of delivering high quality therapy requires innovationIntegrating advanced sports science and traditional Chinese medicine, Kin Teck Tong

[Kin Teck Tong] The importance of delivering high quality therapy requires innovationIntegrating advanced sports science and traditional Chinese medicine, Kin Teck Tong
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The importance of delivering high quality therapy requires innovation

Integrating advanced sports science and traditional Chinese medicine, Kin Teck Tong is a modern medical institution with a chain of clinics that offer sports injury rehabilitation and pain management.

Executive Director of Kin Teck Tong, Ms Coco Zhang, said the new physiotherapy robot has the potential to be a disruptive innovation, especially in the TCM and sports science industry.

“Like many developed countries, Singapore has the problem of an aging population. Over the next decade, more people are going to suffer from physical ailments such as arthritis and will be seeking treatment,” Ms Zhang said.

“However, as the younger generation prefer knowledge-based jobs rather than physically intensive jobs such as massage therapists, there will likely be a shortage of trained therapists in future. In our trials with the robot, the experience has been very good, as it can perform most treatments as well as our therapists.”

Since Kin Teck Tong is the exclusive TCM Partner of the Singapore Athletic Association and Basketball Association of Singapore, delivering high quality therapy is extremely important for the athletes’ recovery, Ms Zhang added. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Which kind of tea is best for you?

[Kin Teck Tong] Which kind of tea is best for you?
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Which kind of tea is best for you?

Green tea:

Suitable for busy young and middle-aged works, mental worker as well as people who work with computer.

Green tea has not been oxidized and so the nutritional ingredients such as vitamins, chlorophyll, tea polyphenol and amino acids are preserved very well in green tea leaves. According to TCM theory (theory of traditional Chinese medicine), green tea has good effect on clearing internal heat and helping keep calm. Besides, studies both in East and West reveal that green teas have good effects on improving brain function and strengthening the immune system as well as other good benefits.

Please note that
According to TCM theory, green tea is cold in nature and beneficial to us, however, it may cause certain irritation for the stomach in some cases. People who have
poor digestive function of the spleen and stomach should reduce tea amount when brewing.

Black tea

Suitable for people who suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms or with weak physical condition are recommended to drink black tea.

In China, black tea is only second to green tea in term of output. It is commonly called “红茶(red tea)” in China for its red liquid color. Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than other lightly fermented teas (such as green tea) and it is gentle and warm in nature so for those who are looking for simple way of keeping health the habit of drinking black tea regularly will be a good choice. As a side note, people who feeling weak when they drink tea can add some sugar and milk for an extra energy boost.

Please note that
According to TCM theory which advocates that black tea is “warm-natured “so it is not recommended to people who are in an agitated mood or has a short temper.

White tea:

Suitable for diabetic people. White tea undergoes less processing (involves no frying and kneading processes) which helps in retaining high levels of phytochemicals, including polysaccharose substance which is believed to have positive effects on diabetics. In addition, white tea is cool/cold in nature so work well in decreasing internal heat and relieving symptoms of constipation.

White tea is not popularized as widely as green tea or black tea and its yearly output is also lower than the both two, however, it is truly one of the rare luxuries for tea lovers.

Please note that
Drinking white tea in early morning and night brings more benefits to you. One thing you need to pay more attention to is: Don’t use boiling water to brew white tea. Boiled water of about 80℃ is ideal for brewing since excessive heat may spoil the tea polysaccharide.

- Oolong tea

The polyphenol compound found in oolong tea is very effective in controlling the metabolism of fat in the body. Therefore, oolong tea help lower blood pressure, degrade cholesterol and because this oolong tea is also called beauty-slimming tea in Japan.

Besides, People like students or mental workers who often work overtime can refresh themselves with several cups of oolong tea.

Please note that:
Drinking Oolong tea on an empty stomach isn't smart! It can not only aggravate your hunger feelings, but also lead to “tea drunk”(醉茶) with symptoms such as headache, dizziness and feelings of nausea. Pregnant woman is not recommended to drink oolong tea for fear that it may potentially affect the health of the fetus.

- Pu'erh tea

Pu'erh tea is a form of black tea which undergoes a special fermentation process – usually for 30 to 40 days, although sometimes for years or even decades – which gives it a unique flavor and some potential health benefits not present in other forms of tea. Pu'erh originates from the Yunnan province in China and has been prized for its health benefits for over 2,000 years.

Pu-erh tea contains caffeine, although not as much caffeine as other teas. Caffeine works by stimulating the central nervous system (CNS), heart, and muscles. Pu-erh tea also contains antioxidants and other substances that might help protect the heart and blood vessels. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Injury RehabilitationRehabilitation refers to physical activities that are done after an injury, aimed at restoring or improving bodily functions.

[Kin Teck Tong] Injury RehabilitationRehabilitation refers to physical activities that are done after an injury, aimed at restoring or improving bodily functions.
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Injury Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation refers to physical activities that are done after an injury, aimed at restoring or improving bodily functions. While serious injuries would need rest for recovery, one does not need to completely suspend physical exercises when suffering from general injuries. Physical exercises that are appropriate and scientific are particularly useful for healing and functional recovery.

Objectives of Rehabilitation
(1) Maintain the physique in good form. Rehabilitation can prevent atrophy and contracture of the muscles, promote the functional capability of the limbs and that of the heart and lungs. Once the injury is healed, one will then be able to resume normal training immediately.

(2) Prevent “stop-training” syndrome. The human body under long-term physical training would have built up conditioned reflexes. Once training stops, these reflexes may be damaged, resulting in serious disorders such as neurasthenia, gastric dilatation or gastrointestinal tract disorder.

(3) Post-injury rehabilitative exercises can help to strengthen the joints and improve the metabolism and nutrition of the injured tissues, thereby speeding up the healing process from a wholesome perspective that integrates function, form and structure.

(4) With post-injury rehabilitative training, the energy metabolism will be stabilized, preventing weight increase and reducing the time needed to resume training after recovery.

Principles of Rehabilitative Training
(1) Accurate Diagnosis. A scientific and reasonable rehabilitation program must be based upon accurate and complete diagnosis of the condition. Any inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis will delay or hinder the rehabilitative process. If the athlete is suffering from lumbar spondylolysis with a herniated disk, it will not be advisable to exert force on the side during tui-na manipulation. If spondylolisthesis is present at the same time, when training the back muscles, one must be cautious not to over-stretch.

(2) Personalized approach. The training methodology, closed stance and amount of training should be planned according to the individual’s age, illness and functional state in order that muscle functions (strength, speed and endurance) and the range of joint motion can be developed and enhanced.

(3) Post-injury rehabilitation programme must be carried out on the premise that it will not aggravate the injury or affect the healing process. It is best not to stop full body or localized body movements. It is also advisable to commence rehabilitation training of the injured muscles as early as possible.

(4) A rehabilitation training programme should be holistic, implemented step-by-step and suited for high volume of exercise. During the healing process, the degree, frequency, duration and the load of rehabilitative training should be increased in a gradual pace. Otherwise, it will not only aggravate the injury or delay its recovery, but more so, cause the unhealed injury to develop into a stubborn injury. Rehabilitative training should focus on local specialized training integrated with full body movement. During the initial stage of the injury, due to localized swelling and hyperaemia causing pain and disruption to movement, the focus should be placed on full body movement. Appropriate localized movement may be exercised if it does not aggravate the swelling and pain of the pain spot. As time goes, the injury begins to heal; the amount and time of localized movement may increase in stages. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] TCM to alleviate strain on healthcare services -The Straits TimesTraditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can play an important role in

[Kin Teck Tong] TCM to alleviate strain on healthcare services -The Straits TimesTraditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can play an important role in
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TCM to alleviate strain on healthcare services
-The Straits Times

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) can play an important role in meeting healthcare challenges thrown up by Singapore's ageing population, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong at a global Chinese medicine event yesterday.

By 2030, more than one-fifth of Singapore's population will be over 65 years old, and about a quarter of Singaporeans aged 40 and above will have at least one chronic disease, he noted.

"Our ageing population will not only mean a heavier chronic disease load, but also one with increased complexity," he added.

He said TCM has the potential to help meet the healthcare challenges of an ageing population, citing acupuncture.

"Acupuncture, for niche areas like pain management and stroke rehabilitation, is now available at public hospitals, an important step to a more holistic approach to patient care," he said at the International Conference for the Modernisation of Chinese Medicine at Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The event is organised by the Nanyang Technological University's Institute of Advanced Studies and the Academy of Chinese Medicine, Singapore (ACMS). About 500 people attended the one-day event.

TCM can help to prevent chronic diseases commonly faced by the elderly, such as coronary heart disease, said another speaker, Singaporean TCM physician Karen Wee, who practises at Renhai Clinic in Neil Road.

"TCM has a strong culture in life cultivation, or yang sheng. For example, as we age, we get tired more easily. A Western doctor might say there's nothing wrong with you - you just need more rest.

"But a TCM physician can prescribe some herbal tonics to boost your vitality. We also encourage them to go for qigong exercises. Once we feel your qi (vital energy) and blood flowing well, chronic diseases can be prevented," she said.

At the event, World Health Organisation director-general Margaret Chan noted that TCM is a way to reduce the burden on healthcare services.

TCM has "pioneered interventions like healthy and balanced diets, exercise, herbal remedies and ways to reduce everyday stress", said Dr Chan.

Touching on the challenges of TCM research, Dr Chan said its medicine seldom acts as a single compound, but is the result of multiple ingredients working in concert.

This contrasts with the Western scientific approach to testing, which is about isolating ingredients and testing them one by one, she said.

On research, ACMS executive council member Hong Hai pointed out that many Chinese medications have been around for "hundreds of years" and cannot be patented.

"There is no financial incentive for big pharmaceutical companies to put them through the very expensive and extensive clinical trials."

He said observational trials could be a way around this. This involves collecting a great deal of information about patient responses to different medications and analysing them statistically, he explained.

In his speech, Mr Gan noted that more evidence-based research into the safety and efficacy of TCM treatments can help healthcare providers and the public make more informed decisions.

In 2014, the Ministry of Health launched a $3 million grant for TCM research, and six studies have received funding.

They cover areas such as acupuncture and the use of TCM to treat irritable bowel syndrome.

The studies are done collaboratively by TCM practitioners and researchers from healthcare institutions. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Menstrual Renewal by TCM1.

[Kin Teck Tong] Menstrual Renewal by TCM1.
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Menstrual Renewal by TCM1.

During menstruation is one of the three times that a woman has to either improve or damage her health.

Avoiding the following behaviours that allow the invasion of cold into the uterus:

1. No swimming

2. Avoid drafts (including air conditioning)

3. Avoid cold drinks and food such as raw foods, iced drinks and ice cream

4. Avoid overtaxing the body-physically and mentally-no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise, spin classes, hot room yoga, avoid studying as hard as usual (especially on the computer which depletes the liver blood)

5. Avoid staying out late or excessively drinking alcohol.

6. A good general rule is to try to avoid cold and fatigue.

How TCM Woman Treats Menstruation Problems

1. Internal Medicine: Herbs are used to strongly influence the hormonal system, addressing any weakness or excess in the body. Herbs are available in powders, pills and decoctions which we can cook or can be cooked at home.

2. Herbal medicine is taken daily until the symptoms affecting the cycle have been eliminated.

3. Treatment can last from 1-3 cycles on average, but last longer depending on other complicating factors and how long the problems have been going on for.

4. Hip Bath: Raw herbs are boiled at home and the liquid is added to a small bath, deep enough to soak the hips in. The herbs in the hip bath soaks the pelvic region in herbs with substances that improve the circulation and promote the proper function of the pelvic organs.

5. Hip baths are taken daily for 15- 20 minutes for as long as internal herbs are being taken, stopping during the period.

6. Acupuncture: Acupuncture is done 1-2 times per week, until the symptoms have resolved. Acupuncture is particularly useful for menstrual irregularities and hormonal problems.

7. Heat Lamp: An infrared heating lamp is an added tool used during acupuncture treatments. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Join us at Body Sos Health Carnival 2017, one of Singapore’s premier health fairs, bigger and better this weekend!

[Kin Teck Tong] Join us at Body Sos Health Carnival 2017, one of Singapore's premier health fairs, bigger and better this weekend!
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Join us at Body Sos Health Carnival 2017, one of Singapore's premier health fairs, bigger and better this weekend! Great chance to gain 'Myofascial Chain Rehab' knowledge from Dr Bi Yiming, Kin Teck Tong Sports Rehab consultant. (Free Admission)

Date 1: 11 March Time: 4pm-5pm @ stage
Date 2: 12 March Time: 1pm-1.45pm @ Seminar Room
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition, Hall 401-403 (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Do not overfeed our children, what they need is nutritionRefuse food or taking lesser food then before, indigestion with

[Kin Teck Tong] Do not overfeed our children, what they need is nutritionRefuse food or taking lesser food then before, indigestion with
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Do not overfeed our children, what they need is nutrition

Refuse food or taking lesser food then before, indigestion with abdominal pain, bloated stomach. Unrest and cried often at night, frequently down with flu,sometimes with a fever or without, stools emit an extremely foul smell or vomit contains traces of undigested food or milk fats.

A care-giver can take preventive measures to avoid overfeeding or stop it. Never force an infant to finish the last bit of a bottle if the infant is refusing it. If an infant is pushed far enough he/she will continue to eat, infant simply lacks the ability to always tell you that he/she is full.

Pay close attention to their body language instead as it the only way when verbal communication has yet to be available. The same thing goes for if a child is on baby foods. Never force the toddler to finish a dish he/she is refusing. Cuddle and calm the infant through touch instead of food for a crying baby especially if the infant had just ate a little while ago.

For infant , breast milk is still the recommended food. Enforce a strict feeding regime with an appropriate amount of intake per session. After six months, look out for the readiness of your infant for solid food. For a toddler besides providing three main course per day, add an additional 1-2 times of snacks. If possible, cut off all junk food, processed and canned food. To get the full spectrum of nutrient for the growing needs of a child, it is important to introduce a vast variety of fresh produce comprising of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, dairy product, poultry and meat.

Conclusively, parents can watch for signs of overfeeding in their infant and by simply cutting back on feeding the infant more than is necessary. By trying to prevent or correct these signs, parents will not have to worry about the child who ill frequently or simply not growing well physically or developing mentally due to insufficient nutrients absorbed because the child has a weak spleen constitution.

To reduce stomach bloatedness due to overfeeding,a common food cure is to boil 20g of fried matt (炒麦芽)& 20g radish seeds (莱菔子)with a cup of water in medium low fire for about 15min. Let the child drink the warm tea of about 30cc-50cc each time and up to three times a day.This herbal concortion is never meant for a prevention, it merely to alleviate some discomfort.Thus,do not offer it to the child when he/is eating well and has no other discomfort.

Comparatively, Pediatricia Tui Na (小儿推拿-捏脊)is commonly recommended for infants and toddlers for its effectiveness. Let the child lay on the tummy on a flat firm mattress。 Use your first and index finger to pinch and lift gently the muscles along the spine from the buttock to the base of the neck. Repeat for five times and once a day is sufficient. For a better result it is recommended to do this Pediatricia Tui Na for six consecutive days. The child may dislike it at the begining due to your inexperience or the discomfort. Thereafter they would enjoy it very much and pester you for more. Remember more is not always good though and sufficient should be the guide.

Contributed by Physician Li Limei (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] What is Myofascial ReleaseMyofascial Release is a specialised physical and manual therapy used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation

[Kin Teck Tong] What is Myofascial ReleaseMyofascial Release is a specialised physical and manual therapy used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation
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What is Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a specialised physical and manual therapy used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue and fascial tension and restrictions.

‘Myo’ means muscle and ‘fascia’ means band. Fascia, an embryological connective tissue, is a 3D continuous web of elastin and collagen fibres surrounded by a viscous fluid called the ground substance. These two fibre types allow it to be very strong yet have a high degree of flexibility whilst the ground substance is a fluid transportation medium and acts a slide and glide mechanism between structures.

Fascia surrounds, infuses and protects every other tissue, tendon, muscle, bone, ligament and organ of the body. In healthy conditions the fascial system is relaxed and wavy in configuration. This provides a cushioning and supportive mechanism allowing us to move safely without restriction or pain. Fascia is also dynamic in nature, it responds to internal and external forces applied on it meeting the resistance in order to protect.

Research has proven that fascia, like muscle, has the ability to contract and relax and plays a major role in mobility and stability of joints. Fascia acts as a tensegrity (tension and integrity) model where tension and resistance rely on each other for stability and function.

Following all physical and emotional trauma and through poor posture, fascia scars and hardens in the affected site and along the tension lines imposed on it. This causes the fascial network to lose its cushioning mechanism and internal structures become pulled out of alignment. This in turn creates an abnormal pressure, up to 2,000 pounds (Katake 1961) per square inch, crushing nerves, blood and lymphatic vessels and further creating tension on adjacent pain-sensitive structures and those along the fascial pull.

Fascial restrictions do not show up on CAT scans, MRI’s or X Rays therefore many patients are suffering unresolved physical and emotional pain due to undiagnosed fascial trauma. Conditions are a label for a symptom. Traditional healthcare treats the symptom, MFR with it’s whole body approach treats the cause at the deepest level.

Myofascial Release Therapy, like many alternative therapies, promotes the philosophy that the mind and body work together to maintain health. Effectively this supports the understanding that the mind and body are one and the same. The body has the ability to remember postural positions, actions and emotions without the brain reminding it to do so. Throughout the body’s fascial system flow microscopic cells containing energy which have the ability to retain memory. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] The best time for exerciseTCM believes that our body’s function is closely related with the nature, especially relative

[Kin Teck Tong] The best time for exerciseTCM believes that our body’s function is closely related with the nature, especially relative
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The best time for exercise

TCM believes that our body’s function is closely related with the nature, especially relative movement of the sun, moon and earth. The revolution of the earth to the sun determines the one year period and four seasonal changes. In one year , the sunlight to the earth increases from spring to summer, hence the temperature is rising from spring to summer.

The rotation of the earth determines the one day period, there are four seasons of one day as well, morning (3am to 9am ) can be regarded as spring, lunch time ( 9am to 3pm ) can be regarded as summer, afternoon ( 3pm to 9pm ) can be regarded as autumn, evening and night ( 9pm to 3am ) can be regarded as winter. From morning to lunch time, the temperature is rising, after that, the temperature is dropping.

Our body’s Yang energy is the same as nature, its rising in spring, summer of one year, in morning and lunch time of one day. Since the movement can encourage the Yang of the body, the stillness can encourage the Yin of the body. So the best time to exercise is spring and summer of one year, in morning and lunch time of one day. On the other hand, the best time to rest and keep stillness is in afternoon till night of one day, in autumn and winter of one year. once our exercise is against this natural flow, our body functions would be disturbed and illness could happen without any doubt. Once we follow this natural flow, health will be guaranteed. To apply this principle in one year, we may reduce exercise in autumn and winter, but still can do proper exercise in morning and lunch time of autumn and winter, as to follow one day’s rhythm. Nowadays, so many people believe that exercises can benefit their health whenever they do it, a lots of people doing exercise after work, even at night time, unfortunately these are harmful to health.

Balance of exercise and rest

The balance of exercises and rest will promote the Middle Qi, which is the source of vital energy as I mentioned. The balance can be achieved during one year’ cycle, one day’s cycle, between exercises, and during exercises. For example, we can do more exercise in spring and summer, less in autumn and winter, we can have regular breaks during exercises, sleep hours match the amount of daily exercises, apply a little bit of controlling during exercise itself, those are all the methods of balance. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] TCM lifestyle:eat warm and promote digest fireFood that is warm and cooked decreases the work of the digestion

[Kin Teck Tong] TCM lifestyle:eat warm and promote digest fireFood that is warm and cooked decreases the work of the digestion
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TCM lifestyle:eat warm and promote digest fire

Food that is warm and cooked decreases the work of the digestion system, which must warm up food and break it down. Precooked and warmed foods, such as soups, stews and curries, are more easily absorbed and create less work for the Spleen. Avoid raw, cold foods, which are more difficult to digest.

Having some raw ginger before or during meals or adding warming spices such as black pepper, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon to food helps increase the Spleen's ability to digest food properly. Eating pungent foods such as onions, leeks, fennel and garlic also help increase the body's digestive fire. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Our Physician David Huang Xueyi was interviewed by Lianhe Zaobao regarding the topic of Sports Injuries. The article is published

[Kin Teck Tong] Our Physician David Huang Xueyi was interviewed by Lianhe Zaobao regarding the topic of Sports Injuries. The article is published
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Our Physician David Huang Xueyi was interviewed by Lianhe Zaobao regarding the topic of Sports Injuries. The article is published on the Newspaper today. Go to any outlets of us and get a free copy of Lianhe Zaobao!(For the first 20 visitors Only) (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Less qi stored up, less weight loss.TCM views health as a matter of building up and conserving energy, or “

[Kin Teck Tong] Less qi stored up, less weight loss.TCM views health as a matter of building up and conserving energy, or “
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Less qi stored up, less weight loss.

TCM views health as a matter of building up and conserving energy, or “qi” (pronounced chee). When we have an abundant supply of qi flowing freely through the body, our internal organs and systems can function properly to keep us healthy.

Make sure your food is not stealing your qi: Raw, cold, sugary, and caffeine loaded foods/drinks “steal” qi by utilizing more qi in the body to process. When your body consumes cold and raw foods/drinks, it uses stored qi to heat it up and process it. Sugary and caffeine loaded foods/drinks give you artificial qi short-term but steal so much more qi long-term. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Modern medical research into the efficacy of Chinese Medicine for weight loss suggests that its approach can inhibit fat production,

[Kin Teck Tong] Modern medical research into the efficacy of Chinese Medicine for weight loss suggests that its approach can inhibit fat production,
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Modern medical research into the efficacy of Chinese Medicine for weight loss suggests that its approach can inhibit fat production, enhance intestinal peristalsis to increase stool clearance, improve blood circulation, and speed up the metabolism. Acupuncture plays a key role in this, but here are five things you can do on your own to support your weight loss efforts.

Use acupressure points on the ears to suppress hunger !

Located on the tiny triangle (or diamond) of cartilage that’s in front of the entrance to the ear canal are two powerful points for reducing appetite. Pinch that bit of cartilage intermittently for 30-90 seconds starting about 10-20 minutes before meals, or whenever you feel uncharacteristically hungry to prevent overeating. You can pinch either or both ears. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Modern medical research into the efficacy of Chinese Medicine for weight loss suggests that its approach can inhibit fat production,

[Kin Teck Tong] Modern medical research into the efficacy of Chinese Medicine for weight loss suggests that its approach can inhibit fat production,
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Modern medical research into the efficacy of Chinese Medicine for weight loss suggests that its approach can inhibit fat production, enhance intestinal peristalsis to increase stool clearance, improve blood circulation, and speed up the metabolism.

Replace sweets and starches with bitter foods!

Bitter is one of the five flavors in Chinese Medicine (along with spicy/pungent, sweet, salty, and sour/astringent). It is thought of as the weight loss flavor because bitter tastes are difficult to overeat and help to purge the bowels, including flushing toxins. Bitter flavors also increase digestive enzyme secretion, which improves signaling of fullness cues. Examples of bitter foods include cucumber, bitter melon, asparagus, and some lettuces. (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Types of food- Ginger, Green onion, chives, parsley & corianderInduce perspiration & Promote Energy Circulation, particularly helps our lungs & large intestine

[Kin Teck Tong] Types of food- Ginger, Green onion, chives, parsley & corianderInduce perspiration & Promote Energy Circulation, particularly helps our lungs & large intestine
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Types of food- Ginger, Green onion, chives, parsley & coriander

Induce perspiration & Promote Energy Circulation, particularly helps our lungs & large intestine

Contributed by Physician Li

http://kintecktong.com.sg/en/contact/make-an-appointment/ (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] Sign up for our annual TCM talk by Dr Bi to learn more about Functional Anatomy and Rehabilitation from 13-

[Kin Teck Tong] Sign up for our annual TCM talk by Dr Bi to learn more about Functional Anatomy and Rehabilitation from 13-
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Sign up for our annual TCM talk by Dr Bi to learn more about Functional Anatomy and Rehabilitation from 13-16 March 2017!

More about Dr Bi
- Beijing University of Physical Education, Ph.D
- Sports Consultant of Kin Teck Tong
- Founder of Bright Sports Institute
- Founder of China Myofascial Rehabilitation Training Course
- Vice-Chairman, Asian Ji Mei Professional Coach Association
- Sports Expert, Beijing Sports Channel
- Expert (Contract), A_T Sports Medical Treatment
- Vice-Chairman, World Spinal Health Association
- Vice President, Non-drug Therapy Branch, China TCM Research Promotion Association (more…)

[Kin Teck Tong] What is TCM Facial Treatment about?The TCM approach defines beauty to be more than skin deep, setting itself apart

[Kin Teck Tong] What is TCM Facial Treatment about?The TCM approach defines beauty to be more than skin deep, setting itself apart
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What is TCM Facial Treatment about?

The TCM approach defines beauty to be more than skin deep, setting itself apart from the many facial treatments in the market. The facial treatment at Kin Teck Tong includes a scraping or “gua-sha” (“刮痧”) facial, which involves scraping of the face to remove underlying toxins, followed by a facial massage and a herbal facial mask to create a tightened and radiant complexion.

Facial scraping uses a little scraping tool is to massage and release stagnant oil seeds, muscle tension and tightness. The procedures utilises consistent strokes along specific channels and acupoints on the face. In general, this method is used to decongest the skin, improve blood circulation and enhance the ability of the skin to absorb products.

What does TCM Facial Treatment do?

With scraping as the primary therapy, the treatment promotes the growth of new skin cells, helps renew complexion by tightening skin around the face and chin. It prevents acne and breakouts, helps decongest the sinuses and has shown lasting effects for combating skin pigmentation, dark circles and fine lines.

At Kin Teck Tong, facial treatment is available across all 3 outlets (Eunos, Chinatown Point and Sports Hub) and performed by professional and experienced therapists. Each treatment session is typically 20 minutes. (more…)

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