TCM Basics 101: Supermarket Herbs - Pomegranate
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by Xiang Jun Lim
1w ago
Book Appointment TCM Nature: Neutral TCM Taste: Bitter, sweet, astringent TCM Meridian Affinity: Lung, Liver, Stomach, Spleen, Bladder Benefits: ·       Tonifies Yin ·       Clears Heat ·       Stimulates contraction of bodily tissues with astringent property ·       Soothes skin ·       Stops bleeding ·       Eases inflammation in stomach ·       Treats fever that causes diarrhoe ..read more
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Inner Practice: If You Are Having A Hard Time Now
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by Xiang Jun Lim
2w ago
If you are having a hard time now. If you are in pain and suffering now. If your life is unsatisfactory and unhappy now,   You must rejoice.   受苦是了苦,享福是消福 As the ancient saying goes, “Taking hardships is clearing obstacles. Enjoyment of blessings is the elimination of blessings." 人无寿夭,禄尽则亡 The fortune and blessings of each person are just like the deposits in the bank of happiness. There are just so many blessings that a person can enjoy in this life. If you enjoy them too early or squander them wantonly, they will be gone early. And the tabooest thing in life is actually perfect ..read more
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Acupoint Medicine - Ba Xie
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by Xiang Jun Lim
2w ago
Nomenclature: English name/meaning: Eight Pathogens Chinese name: Ba Xie Chinese pinyin:  八邪   Location: With a loose fist, the eight points are located on the dorsum of the hand, at the junction of the red and white skin of hand webs. Traditional Chinese Medicine Benefits: Clears excessive heat Dissipates swelling Expels Wind and Dampness Invigorates the Blood Calms Heart Scientific Benefits: Treats snake bite Treats swelling, numbness and pain at the dorsum of the hand Alleviates eye pain Book Appointment Spirituality Fact: Ba Xie are found under the group of ..read more
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Bazi Fengshui Series: Your Future Is Always In Your Hands
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by Xiang Jun Lim
3w ago
In the past article I wrote on Bazi Fengshui Series: Is your life fated and destined?, I mentioned that fate is the energetic potential and imprints that come with you when you are born. Destiny is what you do with the potential and conditions fated in your life. In other words, what you are born with, the people you meet, the experiences you have in this life are simply the brought over of the seeds of your past actions to your current life span. Bazi and other ancient astrological calculations are the systems our very wise ancestors have come up with that are able to convert a person’s life ..read more
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Women's Health Series: How Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture treat Fibroids
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by Xiang Jun Lim
3w ago
Fibroids are benign growths that develop in or around the uterus or womb. Fibroids are made up of muscle and fibrous tissue and they are usually hard, white masses. Book Appointment Causes & Diagnosis of Fibroids Many women with fibroids are unaware that they have them until they are discovered during a routine pelvic examination. From a conventional medical standpoint, no one knows what cause fibroids. But we can identify some risk factors that can cause them to grow. -          Family history -         ..read more
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TCM Basics 101: Supermarket Herbs - Pineapple
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by Xiang Jun Lim
3w ago
Book Appointment TCM Nature: Cooling TCM Taste: Sweet, sour TCM Meridian Affinity: Stomach, Spleen, Bladder Benefits: ·       Tonifies Yin ·       Clears Heat and Dampness ·       Regulates water ·       Disperses Wind ·       Quenches thirst ·       Diuretic ·       Supplements the Spleen ·       Increases digestion ·     &nb ..read more
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Men's Health Series: How Acupuncture treats Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia according to Science
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by Xiang Jun Lim
1M ago
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland and is the most common benign tumor found in men. BPH is also the most encountered urologic disease among older men as it produces symptoms by obstructing the urine flow through the urethra. Signs and Symptoms of BPH The signs and symptoms of BPH can be those caused directly by obstruction of urethra and also those due to secondary changes in bladder. Difficulty starting to urinate despite pushing and straining A weak stream of urine with several interruptions Dribbling at the end of urination S ..read more
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Scientific Proof to How your Body react to Acupuncture - Gout
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by Xiang Jun Lim
1M ago
Frequent and regular sessions of Acupuncture are effective in the treatment of gout. Book Appointment Gout is a kind of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and swelling in the joints especially at the big toe or lower limb. It usually flares for a week or two and will resolve thereafter. Gout occurs when high levels of urate build up the body and form needle-shaped crystals in and around the joint over a long period of time. This leads to inflammation and arthritis of the joint. Current management of gout requires the use of a combination of anti-inflammatory and urate-lowering agents ..read more
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Inner Practice: How To Be Grateful When You THINK You Have Nothing To Be Grateful About
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by Xiang Jun Lim
1M ago
Above are just 2 of the hundreds of scientific diagrams when I was doing my Biomedical degree that we had to understand and try to memorize. The first diagram shows how the cellular biomechanisms of eye rods and cones work to allow us to just see objects while the second diagram shows what the cells do to keep our immunity defense up when there are the presence of antigens in the body. Although they look super complex and overly intricate and everyone was either snoozing during the lectures or silently swearing at how much things we need to squeeze into our puny brains, I was actually quite ..read more
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TCM Basics 101: Colours of Phlegm - What do they mean in Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine?
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by Xiang Jun Lim
1M ago
Although there are overlapping similarities, the concept of Phlegm in Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine are still essentially different in the two schools of thoughts.  In Western Medicine, phlegm is a type of mucus that comes from the lungs and the respiratory tract. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, phlegm is not just limited to the definition of mucus that comes from the lungs but is also broadly representative of the endogenous pathological factor which occurs when the body fluid is not metabolized properly and accumulates in the body. Read more about What is the Di ..read more
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