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Acupressure for Sleep Disturbances in Old Age

Acupressure is safe and easy to apply. It can help to improve sleep for old people. Two acupressure points that are useful to improve sleep quality are Shenmen (神门) and Neiguan (内关). It is also good to combine acupressure with essential oils, especially lavender.

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Is Vaccine the Answer to The Coronavirus Pandemic?

The world is racing to find a suitable vaccine for SARS-COV-2 virus, but it is unrealistic to expect any vaccine can fully eradicate the COVID-19 soon, if not ever. It is essential to maintain a healthy body with a robust immune system, our natural protection against coronavirus.

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To mask or not to mask, this is the question

One of my WhatsApp chat groups had a heated discussion on the merit of wearing masks during this COVID-19 pandemic. The chat group consists of participants from three different countries: Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. Interestingly, I observed different attitudes towards mask-wearing in these three countries. Singaporeans are abiding with the directive of ‘mask up when […]

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Don’t be paranoid over CoVID-19!

Singaporeans celebrated Chinese New Year this year under the shadow of a novel coronavirus (CoVID-19) outbreak. This outbreak originates in Wuhan in China and has since spread to many countries. The case in Singapore was confirmed on 23 January 2020, two days before the Chinese New Year [1].  By 7 February, there were 33 confirmed […]

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Mindfulness and healing

Mindfulness can be a tool for healing of disease. Here is a sharing from a long-term meditator on how mindfulness helps to release emotional blockages during an acupuncture session.

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Beware of Chronic Inflammation

Tell-tale signs of chronic inflammation include pain, fatigue, insomnia, depression, anxiety, digestive problems, weight gain, and frequent infections. A multi-pronged approach that incorporates changes in diet, lifestyle and environment factors is needed to fight chronic inflammation.

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Osteoarthritis – preventing and easing the pain naturally

Osteoarthritis is a painful condition, and there is no effective treatment other than symptom management. A combination of weight loss, wearing joint protecting braces, reducing inflammation, and eating a healthy diet can have to put osteoarthritis at bay naturally.

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How to keep your bone strong after menopause?

How to keep bone strong after menopause? Keep an active lifestyle, maintain a sufficient level of vitamin D, and eat a healthy diet rich in calcium are the three main strategies.

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Orange hue under the skin – a sign of good health

Want to have good health, look more attractive, prevent degeneration of your eyes, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases? Eat more fruits and vegetables! In time, you will find carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, begin to cumulate under the skin to give it an orange hue. Don’t be alarmed. It is a sign of good health!

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Seven alternative lifestyle therapies for lowering blood glucose

Diabetes is now a major pandemic of the world with the number of people with diabetes worldwide has more than doubled during the past 20 years [1]. Many countries including Singapore has now declared “War on Diabetes” – attempting to mobilise the general public to raise awareness on diabetes and how to prevent it. One […]