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什么是中华 医药?

传统中医(TCM)是一种源自 2000 多年前中国的整体保健系统。它以 “气 ”的概念为基础,“气 ”是沿着经络在体内流动的生命能量。中医注重平衡体内对立的阴(阴)和阳(阳),并采用推拿、艾灸和中医美容等方法。要了解中医如何增进您的健康,请继续阅读。

中医是做什么的?

在新加坡,传统中医师通常被称为 “Sinseh”:

  • 接受严格的教育和培训,通常包括中医学士学位,然后进行临床实践。
  • 使用中医方法(脉象、舌象)诊断病人的病情。
  • 开具中医处方,如中药、针灸、拔罐或推拿。
  • 提供饮食和生活方式建议。
  • 监测患者的病情进展,并根据需要调整治疗方法。

 

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中医四大原则

  • 传统中医的四大原则是
    • 整体观: 中医将人体视为一个受自然和社会环境影响的相互关联的整体系统,治人而不治病。
    • 平衡: 平衡:中医旨在平衡阴阳,即调节人体机能和健康的对立和互补力量,恢复身、心、灵之间的和谐。
    • 预防: 中医注重预防疾病和促进健康,而不仅仅是治疗疾病和消除症状。它采用饮食、运动和生活方式调整等多种方法来增强人体的免疫力和抵抗力。
    • 个性化: 中医承认每个人的独特性和多样性,并根据个人的体质、病情和症状进行诊断和治疗,而不是遵循标准或固定的方案。

国泰的中医治疗

Guo Tai 是新加坡领先的中医服务提供商,提供各种治疗方法,例如:

推拿

  • 推拿的原理: 推拿是一种治疗性按摩,通过对穴位和经络施压、揉捏、滚动和拍打等手法,改善气血循环,放松肌肉和筋腱。
  • 治疗疾病: 可治疗颈肩疼痛、背痛、头痛、失眠、压力和消化系统疾病。

药王灸

  • 如何使用: 药王灸采用经过长期成熟过程的上等艾草。它由 39 种中药组成,包括枸杞子、杜仲、肉桂、白芷等。这种透皮给药方法能刺激穴位和经络,促进疾病的预防和治疗。它能温经通络,解决阳气不足的问题。
  • 治疗病症: 对多种病症有效,包括止痛、改善血液循环、解决寒湿致病因素。

九五裹药

  • 如何使用: 九五裹药疗法利用生物磁效应增强透皮给药效果。在卞石能量台上涂抹温热的中药配方,该配方来自七大类经测试的中医处方。患者躺在专门设计的生物磁理疗舱内,让中药药液通过背部穴位和经络渗入真皮层。整个过程舒适无痛。
  • 治疗病症: 清除毒素、保护器官、缓解疲劳、减轻对寒冷的敏感性、改善睡眠。

中医美容

  • 工作原理: 中医美容结合手动面部调整技术和传统中医针灸,由内而外恢复自然美。细针刺激穴位,促进血液循环,促进胶原蛋白再生,解决内在因素。
  • 优点: V型脸、额头纹、眉间纹、眼袋、黑眼圈、颧骨塑形等。

男性健康(男科调理)

  • 如何发挥作用: 从中医角度来看,肾虚、肝郁气滞、气血不足和生活习惯等因素都会导致男性健康问题。根据个人体质和病情量身定制治疗方案。
  • 治疗过程: 医生咨询,血压、血糖、尿酸检查,个性化中药配方,随访。
  • 为什么选择国泰: 无创、无副作用、无需注射或口服药物、有效且个性化的治疗。

针灸

an acupuncture treatment in progress
  • 针灸的原理: 将细针插入人体特定穴位,刺激气血运行,平衡阴阳。
  • 治疗疾病: 对慢性疼痛、关节炎、偏头痛、过敏、哮喘、抑郁、焦虑和不孕不育等疾病有帮助。

拔罐

cupping-client-with-suction-cup-process
  • 拔罐疗法的原理: 在皮肤上使用吸盘,形成真空,将肌肉和组织中淤积的血液和毒素吸出。
  • 治疗病症: 它有助于治疗肌肉酸痛、炎症、感冒、咳嗽和呼吸道疾病。

刮痧

  • 刮痧的原理: 用边缘光滑的工具刮痧,使皮肤发红、淤血,从而帮助释放体内的热量和毒素。
  • 治疗疾病: 对发烧、头痛、颈肩疼痛、咳嗽和哮喘等疾病有帮助。

草药疗法(中药)

Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • 如何发挥作用: 个性化草药配方,解决疾病根源,恢复身体平衡。
  • 治疗病症: 可治疗感冒、流感、咽喉肿痛、消化不良、便秘、失眠、疲劳、皮肤问题和月经失调等疾病。

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中医治疗程序

典型的中医治疗包括:

治疗前

  • 咨询: 中医师进行详细咨询,包括病史、生活方式、饮食和情绪健康。
  • 体格检查: 包括观察患者的外观和动作,检查脉搏、舌苔和感觉器官。
  • 诊断和计划: 医生诊断并开具量身定制的治疗方案,可能包括中药、针灸、推拿、拔罐或刮痧,并解释其益处、风险、费用和持续时间。
  • 同意和说明: 患者签署同意书并接受治疗前指导,如饮食限制和生活方式调整。

治疗过程

  • 准备工作: 患者穿着舒适的衣服,可能会被要求摘掉首饰。
  • 治疗应用: 治疗师实施治疗,运用按压或针刺等技术,患者可能会感觉到气的刺激。
  • 持续时间: 治疗一般持续 15 到 60 分钟,治疗师会鼓励患者放松和深呼吸。

治疗后

  • 治疗后护理: 治疗师会安全地处理用过的工具;患者可能会注意到暂时性的痕迹或皮肤变化。
  • 身体变化: 可能会出现排尿或食欲增加的情况,这是排毒的信号。
  • 治疗后指导: 向患者提供治疗后护理建议,包括补充水分、饮食和避免使用某些物质。
  • 进展监测: 患者应监测自己的进展情况,并将任何副作用告知医生。

自我护理和维护

  • 持续过程: 继续坚持治疗计划和生活方式建议可提高疗效。
  • 生活方式和饮食: 强调均衡饮食、定期锻炼、压力管理和避免有害习惯。
  • 中医疗法: 结合太极拳、气功或其他中医运动和家庭疗法。
  • 专业咨询: 根据需要寻求专业建议。

复诊

  • 监测和调整: 定期复诊,监测进展情况并调整治疗方案。
  • 频率和持续时间: 开始时频率较高,随着病情的改善,频率会逐渐降低。
  • 反馈和遵守: 患者应提供反馈意见并遵守医生的指示,以达到最佳效果。

中医的益处

中医的益处包括:

  • 改善免疫系统: 中医可提高免疫力,帮助人体抵御疾病。
  • 减轻炎症: 中药和针灸可以缓解炎症。
  • 提高能量水平: 中医可平衡气(生命力),促进活力。
  • 提高睡眠质量: 太极拳和气功等练习对睡眠有积极影响。
  • 改善心脏健康: 中医原理可用于预防心血管疾病,包括心脏病发作的预防策略。通过促进均衡饮食、鼓励体育锻炼和控制压力,中医旨在改善心脏健康,减少与心脏病相关的风险因素。

 

中医与传统医学相辅相成,强调全面健康。

我适合接受中医治疗吗?

中医药可有效治疗各种健康问题:

  • 慢性病和严重疾病
    • 糖尿病及其并发症,包括视网膜病变
    • 心脏病和高胆固醇
    • 老年痴呆症和帕金森病
    • 癌症,特别是大肠癌
    • 骨质疏松症和癫痫
  • 疼痛和炎症管理
    • 关节炎和背痛
    • 分娩相关疼痛和腹痛
    • 糖尿病神经病变
  • 消化健康
    • 肠易激综合征和便秘
    • 恶心和呕吐
  • 呼吸系统疾病和过敏
    • 哮喘和鼻窦炎
    • 呼吸道感染
  • 心理和情绪健康
    • 抑郁
    • 压力和睡眠问题
  • 女性和男性健康问题
    • 男性和女性生育障碍
    • 更年期症状
  • 体重管理与健康
    • 肥胖症
  • 感染与免疫
    • 复发性膀胱炎(膀胱发炎)
    • 感染,包括呼吸道感染、膀胱感染和阴道感染
  • 其他疾病
    • 过敏
    • 中风
    • 成瘾

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常用中医草药

  • 人参: 增强能量和免疫力,消除疲劳。
  • 黄芪(Huángqí): 增强免疫反应,预防感冒。
  • 枸杞子(Gǒuqǐzi): 富含抗氧化剂,有助于视力和肝脏健康。
  • 甘草根(Gicorice Root, Gāncǎo): 平衡其他草药,降低毒性。
  • 牡丹根(白芍,Báisháo):缓解疼痛和炎症: 缓解疼痛和炎症。

 

针对特定病症的配方:

  • 银翹散(Yín Qiào Sǎn): 主治风寒感冒、咽喉肿痛。
  • 六味地黄丸(Liù Wèi Dì Huáng Wán): 滋阴,治疗糖尿病和更年期。
  • 半夏泻心汤 (Bàn Xià Xiè Xīn Tāng): 和胃、消除消化不良。
  • 桂枝汤(Guì Zhī Tāng): 驱寒,缓解关节炎和头痛。
  • 消遥散(Xiāo Yáo Sǎn): 缓解压力、抑郁和经前综合症症状。

中医与西医

中医与西医相辅相成,为各种健康状况提供整体而有效的解决方案。以下是它们的主要区别。

分类中医(TCM)西医
基础整体方法,注重气(能量)的平衡和流动以生物医学为基础
诊断方法观察、舌诊和脉诊,考虑体质、情绪和环境因素实验室检查、影像学检查、体格检查
治疗方法中药、针灸、艾灸、拔罐、饮食和生活方式的改变药物、手术、放射
重点预防、标本兼治标本兼治
理论基础以阴阳、五行、脏腑藏象理论为基础以解剖学、生理学、病理学为基础
患者参与鼓励积极参与健康的改善和维护通常比较被动,听从医生的指示
时间视角从长期治疗的角度出发,逐步见效通常旨在快速缓解和治疗
证据基础传统上以数百年的实践为基础,较少强调临床试验以证据为基础,得到研究和临床试验的支持
与其他疗法相结合通常与其他疗法结合使用,或作为其他疗法的补充一般作为主要的医疗保健方式,但可与替代疗法互补

中医风险

虽然中医总体上是安全的,但其风险包括过敏反应、相互作用、误诊以及文化或法律问题。将风险降至最低:

  • 选择信誉良好的医师
  • 告知现有病情和药物
  • 遵循他们的建议并报告任何不良反应

 

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中医并发症

  1. 赫氏反应: 在中医治疗过程中因毒素释放而引起的暂时性不适。
  2. 症状加重: 在症状改善之前的最初恶化。
  3. 器官过度刺激: 过度刺激穴位。
  4. 感染或污染: 消毒不当或药材受污染。
  5. 艾灸灼伤: 使用不当。
  6. 对草药过敏: 对特定草药敏感。
  7. 与药物相互作用: 草药与药物的相互作用。
  8. 心理反应: 情绪反应。
  9. 延迟诊断: 完全依赖中医。
  10. 依赖中医: 避免传统治疗。

在新加坡寻找合格的中医师

在新加坡,中医必须在TCMPB注册,以确保他们符合严格的资格和道德标准。选择注册医师可确保获得国家医疗保健法规认可和负责的医师提供的医疗服务。

如何验证执业医师的资质

  • 为什么注册至关重要?只选择在新加坡中医管理局(TCMPB)注册的中医。这可确保他们符合高标准的资格和道德规范。
  • 验证证书: 使用TCMPB门户网站的搜索工具,输入医师姓名或执照号码,核实注册和资质,这对确保优质护理和问责制至关重要。
  • 注册的重要性: 注册执业医师致力于持续的专业发展,并遵守监管框架,在出现问题时可安心求助。
  • 选择合适的从业人员: 除了检查注册情况外,还要考虑评论,向执业医师咨询您的健康问题,并询问他们的专业领域,以找到最适合您需求的执业医师。

新加坡中医的费用

新加坡中医治疗的费用因治疗类型、持续时间和频率以及中医师的资质和经验而异。

治疗费用估算(新元)
推拿每次 20 至 80 新元
药王灸每次 120 元及以上
95帝王本草泻热疗法每次约 500 新元
中医美容每次约 600 新元
男士保健每次最多 500 新元
针灸每次 30 至 100 新元
拔罐每次 20 至 60 新元
刮痧每次 20 至 60 新元
草药疗法每天 10 至 50 新元

新加坡中医药补贴

  • 不包括在 MediShield Life 或 Integrated Shield 计划内
  • 补贴和计划:
    • CHAS:在参与计划的诊所为中低收入居民提供补贴。
    • 保健储蓄: 使用保健储蓄资金支付认可的医疗费用,包括中医药费用。
    • 灵活保健储蓄: 老年人(60 岁以上)每年最多可使用 200 美元用于门诊中医治疗。
    • 私人医疗保险: 根据保单条款,承保范围有所不同。

为什么选择国泰进行中医治疗?

  1. 传承千年中医文化: 我们的中医从古老的中医学中汲取智慧,将传统与现代技术相结合。我们的执业医师恪守传承百年的中医疗法,确保治疗的真实性和有效性。
  2. 康复类治疗项目:我们提供专门的康复治疗。这些项目针对特定的健康问题,强调康复和整体健康。
  3. 非侵入性,无副作用:与一些传统疗法不同,我们的方法温和无创。患者在获得缓解的同时,无需担心不良反应。
  4. 定制康复计划:每位患者都能得到个性化的护理。我们根据个人需求量身定制治疗方案,确保达到最佳效果。
  5. 专业、礼貌、友好的工作人员:我们的团队由技术娴熟的医生组成,他们将患者的舒适度放在首位。

 

在您的中医之旅中,我们将为您提供专业、亲切和温馨的氛围。

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中医药与癌症治疗

  • 针灸: 用于缓解疼痛,减轻化疗引起的恶心,提高能量水平。研究表明,针灸可大大减少对药物治疗的需求。
  • 草药疗法: 针对癌症治疗的个别症状和副作用(如疲劳、失眠和食欲不振)开具定制的草药配方。黄芪(黄芪)和人参等中草药在提高免疫力和促进康复方面具有显著的潜力。
  • 太极和气功: 这些温和的运动可促进放松,改善身心健康,并有助于减轻癌症患者常见的压力和焦虑。

中医药的学术和研究方面

  • 中医得到学术和研究传统的支持,将古代智慧与现代科学相结合。
  • 《本草纲目》提供了草药的详细信息,根据能量、味道和器官靶向特性指导个性化治疗。
  • 网络药理学深入揭示了中医治疗的分子机制,解释了其对生物靶点和途径的影响。
  • 对照试验,包括中医药在COVID-19治疗中的作用研究,为中医药实践增添了循证可信度。
  • 一项发表在《民族药理学杂志》(Journal of Ethnopharmacology)上的随机对照试验表明,六味地黄丸能显著改善糖尿病肾病患者的肾功能,显示了中药配方在补充传统药物方面的潜力。

在新加坡就近寻找中医诊所

  • 新加坡拥有遍布全岛的中医诊所网络,无论您是在中峇鲁、裕廊、百利宫还是其他任何地方,都能享受到全面的中医护理。查找您附近的中医诊所:
  • 在线搜索: 使用搜索引擎,如 “我附近的中医诊所 ”或 “新加坡中医”,快速查找附近的中医诊所。
  • 中医管理局(TCMPB)门户网站: 访问 TCMPB 网站,查看注册中医师和诊所的完整列表,确保您获得合格专业人士的治疗。
  • 医疗保健应用程序和网站: HealthHub或Practo等平台可帮助您查找诊所、阅读评论,甚至在线预约。
  • 社区推荐: 向本地论坛、社交媒体群组或邻居打听您所在地区值得信赖的中医诊所。

 

利用这些资源,您可以轻松找到符合自己健康需求和偏好的中医诊所。

如何找到国泰中医

111 Somerset Rd #03-29

TripleOne Somerset

Singapore 238164

Nearest MRT:

Somerset MRT (Exit A)

常见问题

不,中医并非无稽之谈。它是一个拥有数千年历史的综合医疗体系,强调平衡和自然疗法,通过实践和一些科学研究发现,它对某些疾病有效。

一般来说,一个中医治疗疗程为 15 至 60 分钟,不包括问诊和检查时间。

中医治疗时间取决于病情、患者和治疗因素。对于某些患者,可能会立即或短期缓解或改变病情,而对于慢性或复杂病情,可能需要数周或数月才能看到明显改善。您的中医师将跟踪和调整治疗方案,并为患者提供建议。

是的,中医医疗证书(MC)得到雇主的认可,但主要用于酌情批准带薪病假。

  • 避免将中草药与药物或食物等可能影响中草药的东西一起服用
  • 避免在空腹或饱腹时服用中草药,以免引起问题
  • 避免服用不良、错误或未经中医师指导的中草药遵照中医师的指导服用中草药
  • 向中医师报告服用中草药过程中出现的任何问题

可以,但不建议。空腹服用中药可能会造成伤害或降低药效。在服用中药的时间和剂量方面,请务必遵照中医师的处方和建议。

中医在新加坡很受欢迎,约有一半人口曾看过中医。

医学参考文献

Matos, L. C., et al. “Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapeutics: An Overview of the Basics and Clinical Applications.” Healthcare, vol. 9, no. 3, 2021, p. 257. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030257

Wang, J., et al. “What has traditional Chinese medicine delivered for modern medicine?” Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine, vol. 20, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1017/erm.2018.3

Yang, J., et al. “TUI NA for Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 10, no. 1, 2021, e20615. https://doi.org/10.2196/20615

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什么是传统中医?

传统中医(TCM)是一种源自 2000 多年前中国的整体保健系统。它以 “气 ”的概念为基础,“气 ”是沿着经络在体内流动的生命能量。中医注重平衡体内对立的阴(阴)和阳(阳),并采用推拿、艾灸和中医美容等方法。要了解中医如何增进您的健康,请继续阅读。

中医是做什么的?

在新加坡,传统中医师通常被称为 “Sinseh”:

  • 接受严格的教育和培训,通常包括中医学士学位,然后进行临床实践。
  • 使用中医方法(脉象、舌象)诊断病人的病情。
  • 开具中医处方,如中药、针灸、拔罐或推拿。
  • 提供饮食和生活方式建议。
  • 监测患者的病情进展,并根据需要调整治疗方法。

 

立即向国泰的中医师咨询诊断。

Four Key Principles of TCM

The four key principles of traditional Chinese medicine are:

  • Holism: TCM views the human body as a whole and interconnected system that is influenced by the natural and social environment, and treats the person, not the disease.
  • Balance: TCM aims to balance the yin and yang, the opposing and complementary forces that regulate the body’s functions and health, and restore the harmony between the body, mind, and spirit.
  • Prevention: TCM focuses on preventing diseases and promoting health, rather than merely curing diseases and eliminating symptoms. It employs a variety of methods, such as diet, exercise, and lifestyle modifications, to enhance the body’s immunity and resistance.
  • Individualisation: TCM recognises the uniqueness and diversity of each individual, and tailors the diagnosis and treatment according to the individual’s constitution, condition, and symptoms, rather than following a standard or fixed protocol.

TCM Treatments With Guo Tai

Guo Tai, a leading TCM service provider in Singapore, offers various treatments like:

Tui Na (推拿)

  • How it Works: Tui Na is a form of therapeutic massage that applies pressure, kneading, rolling, and tapping techniques to the acupoints and meridians to improve the qi and blood circulation and relax the muscles and tendons .
  • Conditions treated: It can help with conditions such as neck and shoulder pain, back pain, headache, insomnia, stress, and digestive disorders.

Herbal King Moxibustion (药王灸)

  • How it Works: Herbal King Moxibustion utilises superior graded wormwood that has undergone a long maturation process. It consists of 39 types of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including Herba lycopodii, Eucommia ulmoide, Cinnamomum cassia, Angelica dahurica, and more. This transdermal drug delivery method stimulates acupoints and meridians, promoting disease prevention and treatment. It warms meridians, unblocks collaterals, and addresses deficiencies of Yang energy.
  • Conditions Treated: Effective for various conditions, including pain relief, improving blood circulation, and addressing cold and damp pathogenic factors.

95 Imperial Herbal Diaphoretic Therapy (九五裹药)

  • How it Works: 95 Imperial Herbal Diaphoretic Therapy enhances transdermal drug delivery using biomagnetic effects. A warm herbal concoction, derived from seven major genres of tested TCM prescriptions, is applied on a Bian Stone energy table. The patient lies in a specially designed biomagnetic physiotherapy cabin, allowing the herbal concoction to infiltrate the dermis through back acupoints and meridians. It’s a pleasant and painless process.
  • Conditions Treated: Cleanses toxins, protects organs, relieves fatigue, eases cold sensitivity, and improves sleep.

TCM Cosmetology (中医美容)

  • How it Works: Combining manual facial adjustment techniques and traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture, TCM Cosmetology restores natural beauty from the inside out. Fine needles stimulate acupuncture points, promote blood circulation, regenerate collagen, and address internal factors.
  • Benefits: V-shaped face, forehead lines, frown lines, eye bags, dark eye circles, cheekbone sculpting, and more.

Men’s Health (男科调理)

  • How it Works: From a TCM perspective, factors such as kidney deficiency, liver stagnation, insufficient Qi and blood, and lifestyle habits can contribute to men’s health issues. Customised treatment plans are based on individual constitution and condition.
  • Process: Physician consultation, blood pressure, blood sugar, and uric acid checks, personalised herbal formulations, and follow-up visits.
  • Why Choose Guotai?: Non-invasive, no side effects, no injections or oral medication, effective and personalised treatments.

Acupuncture (针灸)

an acupuncture treatment in progress
  • How it Works: The insertion of fine needles into specific acupoints on the body to stimulate the qi and blood flow and balance the yin and yang.
  • Conditions treated: It can help with conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, migraine, allergies, asthma, depression, anxiety, and infertility.

Cupping (拔罐)

cupping-client-with-suction-cup-process
  • How it Works: The application of suction cups to the skin to create a vacuum and draw out the stagnant blood and toxins from the muscles and tissues.
  • Conditions treated: It can help with conditions such as muscle soreness, inflammation, colds, coughs, and respiratory problems.

Gua Sha (刮痧)

  • How it Works: The scraping of the skin with a smooth-edged tool to create redness and bruising, which helps to release the heat and toxins from the body.
  • Conditions treated: It can help with conditions such as fever, headache, neck and shoulder pain, cough, and asthma.

Herbal Remedies (中药)

Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • How it Works: Personalised herbal formulas that address the root cause of the disease and restore the body’s balance.
  • Conditions treated: It can help with conditions such as colds, flu, sore throat, indigestion, constipation, insomnia, fatigue, skin problems, and menstrual disorders.

TCM Treatment Procedure

A typical TCM treatment involves:

Before the Procedure

  • Consultation: The TCM physician conducts a detailed consultation covering medical history, lifestyle, diet, and emotional well-being.
  • Physical Examination: Involves observing the patient’s appearance and movements, and checking pulse, tongue, and sensory organs.
  • Diagnosis and Plan: The physician diagnoses and prescribes a tailored treatment plan, possibly including herbal medicine, acupuncture, tui na, cupping, or gua sha, and explains the benefits, risks, costs, and duration.
  • Consent and Instructions: Patients sign a consent form and receive pre-treatment instructions, such as dietary restrictions and lifestyle modifications.

During the Procedure

  • Preparation: Patients wear comfortable clothing and may be asked to remove jewellery.
  • Treatment Application: The therapist administers treatment, applying techniques like pressure or needles, with patients likely feeling sensations indicative of qi stimulation.
  • Duration: Treatment typically lasts 15 to 60 minutes, with patients encouraged to relax and breathe deeply.

After the Procedure

  • Post-Treatment Care: The therapist safely disposes of used tools; patients may notice temporary marks or skin changes.
  • Body Changes: Increased urination or appetite may occur, signalling detoxification.
  • Post-Treatment Instructions: Patients are advised on post-treatment care, including hydration, diet, and avoiding certain substances.
  • Progress Monitoring: Patients should monitor their progress and communicate any side effects to the physician.

Self-Care and Maintenance

  • Ongoing Process: Continued adherence to the treatment plan and lifestyle recommendations enhances outcomes.
  • Lifestyle and Diet: Emphasis on a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management, and avoiding harmful habits.
  • TCM Practices: Incorporating tai chi, qi gong, or other TCM exercises and home remedies.
  • Professional Consultation: Seeking professional advice as needed.

Follow-up Appointments

  • Monitoring and Adjustment: Regular follow-ups to monitor progress and adjust treatment.
  • Frequency and Duration: More frequent initially, becoming less frequent as the condition improves.
  • Feedback and Compliance: Patients should provide feedback and adhere to the physician’s instructions for optimal results.

Benefits of TCM

TCM’s benefits include:

  1. Improved Immune System: TCM enhances immunity, helping the body fend off illnesses.
  2. Reduced Inflammation: Herbal remedies and acupuncture can alleviate inflammation.
  3. Increased Energy Levels: TCM balances Qi (life force), promoting vitality.
  4. Enhanced Sleep Quality: Practices like tai chi and qigong positively impact sleep.
  5. Improved Heart Health: TCM principles can be applied to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, including strategies for heart attack prevention. Through promoting a balanced diet, encouraging physical activity, and managing stress, TCM aims to improve heart health and reduce risk factors associated with heart disease.

TCM complements conventional medicine, emphasising complete well-being.

Am I a Good Candidate For TCM?

TCM effectively treats a wide range of health problems and issues:

  • Chronic and Serious Diseases:
      • Diabetes and its complications, including retinopathy
      • Heart disease and high cholesterol
      • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
      • Cancer, with a specific mention of colorectal cancer
      • Osteoporosis and epilepsy
  • Pain and Inflammation Management:
      • Arthritis and back pain
      • Pain related to childbirth and abdominal pain
      • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Digestive Health:
      • Irritable bowel syndrome and constipation
      • Nausea and vomiting
  • Respiratory Conditions and Allergies:
      • Asthma and sinusitis
      • Respiratory infections
  • Mental and Emotional Health:
      • Depression
      • Stress and sleep problems
  • Women’s and Men’s Health Issues:
      • Male and female fertility disorders
      • Menopausal symptoms
  • Weight Management and Wellness:
      • Obesity
  • Infection and Immunity:
      • Recurrent cystitis (inflammation of the bladder)
      • Infections including respiratory, bladder, and vaginal
  • Additional Conditions:
    • Allergies
    • Stroke
    • Addictions

Common TCM Herbal Remedies

  • Ginseng (人参, Rénshēn): Boosts energy and immunity, combats fatigue.
  • Astragalus (黄芪, Huángqí): Enhances immune response, prevents colds.
  • Goji Berries (枸杞子, Gǒuqǐzi): Rich in antioxidants, supports vision and liver health.
  • Licorice Root (甘草, Gāncǎo): Balances other herbs, reduces toxicity.
  • Peony Root (白芍, Báisháo): Relieves pain and inflammation.

Formulas for Specific Conditions:

  • Yín Qiào Sǎn (銀翹散): Treats cold, flu, sore throat.
  • Liù Wèi Dì Huáng Wán (六味地皇丸): Nourishes yin, aids in diabetes, menopause.
  • Bàn Xià Xiè Xīn Tāng (半夏瀉心湯): Harmonizes stomach, addresses indigestion.
  • Guì Zhī Tāng (桂枝汤): Expels cold, relieves arthritis and headaches.
  • Xiāo Yáo Sǎn (消遥散): Eases stress, depression, and PMS symptoms.

Traditional Chinese Medicine vs. Western Medicine

TCM and Western medicine complement each other, offering holistic and effective solutions for various health conditions. Here are their key differences.

Aspect

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Western Medicine

Foundation

Holistic approach, focusing on balance and flow of Qi (energy)

Based on biomedical sciences

Diagnosis Method

Observation, tongue and pulse diagnosis, considering physical, emotional, and environmental factors

Laboratory tests, imaging, physical exams

Treatment Approach

Herbal remedies, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, diet, and lifestyle changes

Pharmaceuticals, surgery, radiation

Focus

Prevention, treating the root cause of disease along with symptoms

Mainly treating symptoms and diseases

Theory

Based on theories of Yin and Yang, Five Elements, and Zang-Fu organs

Based on anatomy, physiology, pathology

Patient Involvement

Encourages active participation in health improvement and maintenance

Often more passive, following physician’s instructions

Time Perspective

Long-term treatment perspective, gradual effects

Often aimed at quick relief and treatment

Evidence Base

Traditionally based on centuries of practice, less emphasis on clinical trials

Evidence-based, supported by research and clinical trials

Integration with Other Therapies

Often used in conjunction with or as complementary to other treatments

Generally stands as the main form of healthcare, but can be complemented by alternative therapies

TCM Risks

While generally safe, TCM risks include allergic reactions, interactions, misdiagnosis, and cultural or legal issues. To minimise risks:

  • Choose reputable practitioners
  • Inform them about existing conditions and medications
  • Follow their advice and report any adverse reactions

Guo Tai is committed towards ensuring your health and safety. Drop us a message to find out more.

TCM Complications

  1. Herxheimer Reaction: Temporary discomfort due to toxin release during TCM therapies.
  2. Aggravation of Symptoms: Initial worsening before improvement.
  3. Organ Overstimulation: Excessive acupoint stimulation.
  4. Infection or Contamination: Improper sterilisation or contaminated herbs.
  5. Burns from Moxibustion: Incorrect application.
  6. Allergic Reactions to Herbs: Sensitivity to specific herbs.
  7. Interaction with Medications: Herb-pharmaceutical interactions.
  8. Psychological Reactions: Emotional responses.
  9. Delayed Diagnosis: Relying solely on TCM.
  10. Dependency on TCM: Avoiding conventional treatments.

Finding a Qualified TCM Practitioner in Singapore

In Singapore, TCM practitioners must be registered with the TCMPB, ensuring they meet strict qualifications and ethical standards. Choosing a registered practitioner guarantees care from someone recognized and accountable under national healthcare regulations.

How to Verify a Practitioner's Credentials

  • Why Registration is Crucial: Only choose TCM practitioners registered with the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board (TCMPB) in Singapore. This ensures they meet high standards of qualification and ethics.
  • Verifying Credentials: Use the TCMPB portal’s search tool with the physician’s name or licence number to verify registration and qualifications, essential for ensuring quality care and accountability.
  • The Importance of Registration: Registered practitioners are committed to ongoing professional development and adhere to a regulatory framework, offering peace of mind and recourse in case of issues.
  • Choosing the Right Practitioner: Besides checking registration, consider reviews, consult with the practitioner about your health concerns, and inquire about their specialisation areas to find the best fit for your needs.

Cost of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Singapore

The cost of TCM treatment in Singapore varies depending on the type, duration, and frequency of the treatment, as well as the qualification and experience of the TCM practitioner.

Treatment

Cost Estimates in SGD

Tui Na

$20 to $80 per session

Herbal King Moxibustion

$120 and above per session

95 Imperial Herbal Diaphoretic Therapy

About $500 per session

TCM Cosmetology

Around $600 per session

Men’s Health

Up to $500 per session

Acupuncture

$30 to $100 per session

Cupping

$20 to $60 per session

Gua Sha

$20 to $60 per session

Herbal Remedies

$10 to $50 per day

Subsidies for TCM in Singapore

  • Not Covered by MediShield Life or Integrated Shield Plans
  • Subsidies and Schemes:
    • CHAS: Subsidies for lower- and middle-income residents at participating clinics.
    • Medisave: Use Medisave funds for approved medical expenses, including TCM.
    • Flexi-Medisave: Seniors (60+) can use up to $200/year for outpatient TCM.
    • Private Health Insurance: Coverage varies based on policy terms.

Why Choose Guo Tai for TCM Treatment?

  1. Inherits Millennium-Old Chinese Medicine Culture:
    • Our TCM draws wisdom from ancient Chinese medicine, blending tradition with modern techniques.
    • Our practitioners honour centuries-old practices, ensuring authenticity and effectiveness.
  2. Rehabilitation-Type Therapy Programs:
    • We offer specialised rehabilitation-focused treatments.
    • These programs address specific health concerns, emphasising recovery and overall well-being.
  3. Non-Invasive, No Side Effects:
    • Unlike some conventional treatments, our methods are gentle and non-invasive.
    • Patients experience relief without worrying about adverse effects.
  4. Customised Rehabilitation Plans:
    • Each patient receives personalised care.
    • We tailor treatment plans based on individual needs, ensuring optimal results.
  5. Professional, Courteous, and Friendly Staff:
    • Our team comprises skilled practitioners who prioritise patient comfort.
    • Expect professionalism, kindness, and a warm atmosphere during your TCM journey.

Contact our friendly team to set up your first appointment today.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Cancer Treatment

  • Acupuncture: Used to alleviate pain, reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea, and improve energy levels. Studies suggest acupuncture can significantly lessen the need for pharmaceutical interventions for symptom management.
  • Herbal Remedies: Customised herbal formulations are prescribed to target individual symptoms and side effects of cancer treatment, such as fatigue, insomnia, and appetite loss. Herbs like Astragalus (Huang Qi) and Ginseng have been noted for their potential in boosting immunity and enhancing recovery.
  • Tai Chi and Qi Gong: These gentle exercises promote relaxation, improve physical and emotional well-being, and have been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety, which are common among cancer patients.

Academic and Research Aspects of TCM

  • TCM is supported by academic and research traditions, combining ancient wisdom and modern science.
  • The Materia Medica provides detailed information on herbs, guiding personalised treatment based on energy, taste, and organ-targeting properties.
  • Network pharmacology offers insights into the molecular mechanisms of TCM treatments, explaining their effects on biological targets and pathways.
  • Controlled trials, including research on TCM’s role in COVID-19 treatment, add evidence-based credibility to its practices.

A randomised controlled trial published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology demonstrated that Liu Wei Di Huang Wan significantly improved kidney function in patients with diabetic nephropathy, showcasing the potential of TCM formulations in complementing conventional medicine.

Finding a TCM Clinic Near You in Singapore

Singapore boasts a wide network of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clinics spread across the island, ensuring that whether you’re in Tiong Bahru, Jurong, Paragon, or anywhere in between, access to holistic TCM care is never far away. To find a TCM clinic near you:

  • Search Online: Use search engines with terms like “TCM clinic near me” or “TCM Singapore” for a quick list of nearby options.
  • TCM Practitioners Board (TCMPB) Portal: Visit the TCMPB website to access a comprehensive list of registered TCM practitioners and clinics, ensuring you receive care from qualified professionals.
  • Healthcare Apps and Websites: Platforms like HealthHub or Practo can help you locate clinics, read reviews, and even book appointments online.
  • Community Recommendations: Ask in local forums, social media groups, or neighbours for trusted TCM clinics in your area.

By utilising these resources, you can easily find a TCM clinic that meets your health needs and preferences.

Where to Find Guo Tai TCM

111 Somerset Rd #03-29

TripleOne Somerset

Singapore 238164

Nearest MRT:

Somerset MRT (Exit A)

FAQ

No, TCM is not nonsense. It is a comprehensive medical system with thousands of years of history, emphasising balance and natural healing, and has been found effective for certain conditions through both practice and some scientific studies.

Generally, a TCM treatment session lasts from 15 to 60 minutes, excluding the consultation and examination time.

TCM treatment time depends on condition, patient, and treatment factors. For some patients, it may give immediate or short-term relief or changes, while for chronic or complex conditions it may take weeks or months to see significant improvements. Your TCM physician will track and adjust treatment plans and advise patients.

Yes, TCM medical certificates (MCs) are recognised by employers, but primarily for granting paid sick leave at their discretion.

  • Avoid taking Chinese herbs with things that may affect them, like drugs or foods
  • Avoid taking Chinese herbs on an empty or full stomach, which may cause problems
  • Avoid taking Chinese herbs that are bad, wrong, or without a TCM practitioner’s advice
  • Follow the TCM practitioner’s instructions on taking Chinese herbs
  • Report any issues with taking Chinese herbs to the TCM practitioner

Yes, but it’s not recommended. Taking Chinese medicine on an empty stomach may cause harm or reduce efficacy. Always follow your TCM practitioner’s prescription and advice on the timing and dosage of Chinese medicine.

TCM is popular in Singapore, with about half the population having visited a TCM practitioner.

Medical References

Matos, L. C., et al. “Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapeutics: An Overview of the Basics and Clinical Applications.” Healthcare, vol. 9, no. 3, 2021, p. 257. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9030257

Wang, J., et al. “What has traditional Chinese medicine delivered for modern medicine?” Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine, vol. 20, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1017/erm.2018.3

Yang, J., et al. “TUI NA for Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 10, no. 1, 2021, e20615. https://doi.org/10.2196/20615

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