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Phoenix Rehab Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM Singapore
Why Choose phoenix rehab Chinese Medicine
Bilingual TCM Physicians who speak English and Mandarin
Our TCM physicians are registered with the TCM Practitioners Board in Singapore.
Best of Eastern & Western medicine
Our TCM physicians manage medical conditions such as fertility, women’s health, and pain management.
Established TCM clinical practices
Reap the benefits of TCM that are safely administered and managed according to modern quality standards
tcm treatment programs
Phoenix Rehab Chinese Medicine takes a holistic approach to your health and
Our TCM physicians are trained and experienced in diagnosing and addressing a range of medical
conditions in internal medicine, gynaecology, paediatrics, dermatology
There are several groups and categories of Phoenix Rehab TCM Service Care, and they are TCM assessments and treatments of (please click on each link for more information):
Adults Health TCM
Adults medical, neurological (nerve), respiratory (lungs & breathing), gastrointestinal (stomach and gut), urological (bladder), opthalmological (eye), dermatological (skin) and endocrine (hormone) health
Women's Health TCM
TCM has very specific and distinct advantages in treating gynecological disorders - our TCM physician will assess and factor in disease and syndromes and differential diagnoses before customizing women's health treatment to the individual women for constitution, uterine, ovarian, pelvis, fertility etc.
Orthopedics & Sports TCM
There are two kinds of treatment here, which are either acute (new injuries) or chronic injuries (conditions) - these cover damage or pain in dermal (skin), musculoskeletal (muscle, bone, tendon, joint, ligament), vascular (vein and arteries), visceral and meridional injuries, be it due to by external forces, such as slip and fall, sport injury, etc.
Weight Management TCM
The advantage of choosing TCM for weight management is personalized care
plan. The treatments allow the body to restore homeostasis, metabolize
excessive fat, remove edema, and restore health. It can be done with a combination of herbal medicine, acupuncture, TuiNa, and ear acupuncture.
Pain Management TCM
Pain is one of the most common complaints of our patients - most of the time, pain is a natural phenomenon which has a good function, which is to protect and warn us from aggravation. Pain signals danger and alerts
us that something needs to be done immediately to avoid damage.
Pain is a subjective first-person
experience and everybody’s perception and tolerance to pain is different.
However, acute or chronic pain can all have many negative consequences.
It affects sleep quality, emotional health, libido and overall quality
of life. Most chronic pain worsens over time, and eventually weighs on
the body, not to mention all the medical expenses and reduction in
productivity and may even lead to depression.
Yellow Emperor’s Inner Cannon states that the best physician provides
preventive care; the mediocre catches illness at its start; the worse
treats diseases. TCM emphasizes preventive care and strives to facilitate one’s optimal health.
Not only does it take
the whole person into consideration, it also analyzes many other
environmental and social factors, such as weather, emotion and
Three subcategories of preventative Aftercare TCM include:
- Suboptimal Health
- Post-partum (post pregnancy & delivery) health
Please click on each link for more information.
tcm treatment methods
Here are some of the treatments that our TCM physician provides:
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Each of us has a unique body constitution, which is influenced by hereditary traits, environmental factors and lifestyle habits.
TCM’s approach to treating
diseases takes into account your body
constitution and targets the root cause to address your symptoms. It
aims to help you regain internal balance and strengthen your body’s
resistance to diseases. This can be done through herbal prescriptions,
which can consist of sachets of purified concentrated herbal granules,
or come in pill or capsule form. Consumption is convenient:
just dissolve the herbal granules in hot water and consume the resulting
brew; for pills and capsules, take with a glass of warm water.
Our physicians prescribe herbal medications to treat various health issues including:
- Skin conditions
- Respiratory diseases
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Endocrine diseases
- Neurological conditions
- Stroke rehabilitation
inserting thin, sterile needles into your body to stimulate specific
acupoints. It is based on the TCM concept that energy, or Qi,
circulates throughout our body along energy pathways called meridians.
Each meridian is connected to a specific organ system and has important
stimulation points situated along it, called acupoints.
In a healthy person, Qi flows
smoothly along the meridians,
and energy is well-dispersed throughout the channels. Energy flow may be
disrupted by a variety of pathogenic (disease-causing) factors,
such as wind, cold or dampness. This causes the energy flow to be
imbalanced within the body, and pain or symptoms will arise.
Acupuncture will restore your internal energy balance and activates
your body’s natural ability to heal.
Acupuncture can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Pain management
- Sports injuries
- Fertility enhancement
- Men’s and women’s health issues
- Stroke rehabilitation
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Respiratory diseases
- Neurological disorders
It can also be used for:
- Facial rejuvenation
- Weight management
- Insomnia, fatigue, poor memory and depression
Read more about acupuncture here.
Cupping is a treatment method that is used to:
- Relieve myofascial tension, neck, shoulder and backaches
- Dispel toxins and promote Qi-Blood circulation to aid in the treatment of a variety of conditions ranging from acne, cough to weight-loss
- Relieve stress and improve general well-being
It involves applying suction
to affected areas or acupoints using special cups made of glass or
plastic. This suction loosens the soft tissue and increases
microcirculation in the area.
Depending on your condition, different cupping techniques may be used:
- Stationary cupping: Cups are placed on your body for five to ten minutes
- Flash cupping: Cups are quickly placed and removed from the body
- Glide cupping: Lubricant is applied to allow cups to glide back and forth on the skin painlessly
Cupping therapy is often complemented with Chinese herbal medication or acupuncture.
Moxibustion is a form of herbal heat therapy. It strengthens immunity, improves Qi-Blood circulation and dispels pathogenic factors such as cold and dampness.
Moxibustion is suitable for those with a TCM diagnosis of Yang deficiency or Qi-Blood
stagnation. It commonly used in the treatment of women’s health and
fertility issues, chronic pain, and gastrointestinal diseases.
Moxibustion is often complemented with Chinese herbal medication or acupuncture.
Auricular therapy is a therapeutic method that involves stimulating acupoints in the ear to treat various disorders.
The ear is a microcosm of the whole body. It contains acupoints or
auricular points, which represents internal and other anatomical
structures. By stimulating these auricular points, the functions of the body’s internal organs and structures can be regulated.
Auricular therapy can treat various conditions such as:
- Appetite reduction to combat obesity
- Pain management
- Myopia in children
Treatment may be carried out using thin sterile needles or non-invasive ear seeds.
Auricular acupoints may be
stimulated for a longer period of time with ear seeds. Ear seeds are
small seeds from the Vaccaria plant. Adhesive tape holds these seeds in
place, and may be replaced every three to five days. The acupoints are
stimulated by applying gentle pressure on the pellets for one minute
each, two to three times a day.
Read more about auricular therapy here
Gua Sha (Scraping)
or otherwise known as guasha, is a therapeutic method for pain
management using tools to scrape or rub the surface of the body to
relieve blood stagnation.
Using the therapeutic technique of scraping
- jade stone
- porcelain spoon
- buffalo horn
- and other means
stimulation in specific areas produce local therapeutics effects
and to restore the organic functions, being able to be used as a
tcm for total health and wellness
More and more individuals including parents are exploring and embraing
TCM as a complement to the usual conventional Western medicine. The main
reason why is because of TCM's holistic nature, which emphasises a lot
on total wellness, which includes mind and body healing; as well as
TCM's aim to prevent disease, increase immunity and improve quality of
What's more TCM is natural with minimal side effects, plus
it aims to treat the root causes of disease, conditions and discomfort.
Our TCM physician is bilingual (speaks English, Mandarin as well as
We pay particular attention to details, even twins may
not necessarily get the same type of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
treatments or herbs or dosages - because everyone's body, constitution
etc is different at different stages of disease, age and life.
being said, TCM isn't always the answer, especially with acute
conditions such as high fever, vomiting, convulsions, fractures - these
kinds of acute issues need to be quickly treated at hospitals.
The Right TCM Partner Provider
As TCM becomes more and more widely accepted as a form of treatment in the world, authorities are taking steps to regulate TCM practitioners - this is good because this provides a layer of safety and starting point as to who patients can choose to trust with their health and wellness.
Our TCM physicians are regulated and licensed by Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board (TCMB) which is a branch managed by Ministry of Health.
Of course good lifestyle and nutritional habits need to be practiced consistently, and this includes getting enough sleep, having moderate exposure to cold weather to improve natural resistance, getting moderate sun exposure to improve yang qi, eating nutritious food and eating less of non-nutritional food - all of which work together with regular TCM treatments and management for building layers and layers of natural health protection.
History of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM; simplified Chinese: 中医;
traditional Chinese: 中醫; pinyin: zhōng yī; literally “Chinese medicine”)
is a broad range of medicine practices sharing common concepts which
have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than
2,000 years, including
- various forms of herbal medicine
- massage (Tui na)
- exercise (qigong) and
- dietary therapy
The doctrines of Chinese medicine are rooted in books such as the
Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon and the Treatise on Cold Damage, as well as
in cosmological notions like yin-yang and the five phases.
the 1950s, these precepts were standardized in the People’s Republic of
China, including attempts to integrate them with modern notions of
anatomy and pathology.
Read more on TCM traditional Chinese medicine treatments, growth and history here.
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Phoenix Rehab Physio Services
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
See all the conditions our principal physiotherapists treat.
HAND THERAPY & CUSTOMIZED SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, usually will benefit / require Hand Therapy to
- manage and decrease hand pains
- improve range of motion, strength and dexterity
- increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
REFORMER CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
- Cupping TCM
- Auricular Therapy TCM
- Herbal TCM Medicine & Supplementation
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime / recovery period required.
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
performance. Having regular deep tissue and sports massage will keep your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence.
Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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