If you use the computer or handphone for long hours, or do work that requires you to focus and strain your eyes for long periods, you are most likely to suffer from tired eyes from time to time. Here are some ways you can help yourself to relieve eye strain and eye fatigue.
What a breast-feeding mother eats is as important as a pregnant mother. The nutrients go directly to the baby and affects the baby’s health, growth and development. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), there are certain practicesthat the breast-feeding mother ought to observe.
Some mothers experience postnatal blues a few days after giving birth. Signs and symptoms include mood swings, anxiety, sadness, crying, irritability and having trouble sleeping. However, such condition mostly last for a few days or a week. If it continues for more than 2 weeks, one may be suffering from postnatal depression and should seek professional advice as soon as possible.
The ability of a woman to conceive is a complex issue that involves both the woman and the man. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) infertility in woman occurs when the woman is not able to get pregnant (provided the sexual function of the male partner is normal) even though there is unprotected and normal sexual activities for 1 year.
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Chinese New Year marks a period of merry eating and drinking. However, there is also a Chinese proverb that says “illness comes from what goes into the mouth”. Hence, to let you maintain a well-balanced body during the CNY period, here are a few tea suggestions to help counter the effect of festive eating, as well as tea suggestions for serving guests.
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Meridians are pathways in the body where qi (vital-energy) travels. There are 12 meridians in relation to each organ in the body, and each meridian has a specific time when they are most active. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the organ very much refers to the functions and characteristics that it possesses rather than the physical organ.
Christmas is a time for gatherings and partying. For those of you who may have had a little too much to drink, we have some natural ways to make you feel better the day after.
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Lower back pain is one of the most common types of pain experienced by many people.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH, source), about 80% of adults may experience lower back pain at some point of their lives.
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Here are a few herbs that may help you fight against cold and flu. Take them as precautionary measures or when the first signs of discomfort appear.
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