15 Best TCM Clinics To Visit In Singapore 
May 4, 2021 by The Fun Empire Team
TCM Clinics Singapore
Most of us here in Singapore have probably visit western doctors whenever we're unwell. However, there's also the alternative of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is viewed as a healing approach that utilizes holistic methods such as acupuncture, herbal medication, diet, and cupping to balance the body in an attempt to treat health issues. Some of the conditions that can be addressed using TCM include depression, allergies, anxiety, skin conditions, and much more. Therefore, TCM Clinics are ought to be visited if we are looking for an alternative method of treatment for any ailments.
However, with so many TCM clinics that are available locally, most of us may feel lost on which one should we go to. That is why we have decided to help all of you out. After searching far and wide, we have managed to gather this list of the best TCM clinics in Singapore that all of you can visit whenever you're feeling under the weather. Continue reading on to find out more!
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1. MacPherson TCM & Wellness Clinic
|Key Services||TCM Fertility Support, Pregnancy Care, Pain Management|
|Address||81 MacPherson Lane #01-33 Singapore 360081|
8278 0645 (Whatsapp)
|Operating hours||Monday to Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm, by appointments only|
Closed on Sunday & PH
MacPherson TCM & Wellness Clinic is a one-stop place for holistic TCM treatments. They offer full TCM services, which include Chinese Medicine Prescription, Acupuncture, Therapeutic Tuina (Chinese ancient form of massage), and Moxibustion. Their main areas of expertise include fertility support, pregnancy care, and labor preparation, pain management, as well as chronic disease management such as sleep disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and allergic conditions. MacPherson TCM & Wellness Clinic integrates TCM with Western Medicine perspectives, thereby optimizing their treatment results. Their trusted bilingual TCM physicians are fully certified by the Singapore TCM board. Well equipped with Western and Chinese medicine knowledge, they work closely with their patients to develop a personalized treatment plan, ensuring that it caters to each individual’s specific conditions. In addition, they pride themselves on the highest standards of safety and hygiene.
They offer home visit treatments too. Those who prefer to have treatments at home, either because of tight schedules or having difficulty traveling, can approach them for the service.
- Fertility Support
- Pregnancy Care
- Pain Management
“I was recommended to Dr Kong by a friend who was also pregnant. After some contemplation, I saw him for my brown discharge in the first trimester. After 2nd day of his meds and treatment, the discharge did not appear again! Whenever I had backaches from the pregnancy, his treatments will always ease the pain and it is much more effective than going for pre-natal massages. I had a chronic headache once during 2nd trim and after 1 session, it didn't come back again!
Highly recommend Dr Kong to those who are skeptical about TCM. I also like it that he's not pushy and allows us to consider going back at our own comfort.”Jolene Kwa
2. AMK TCM Clinic
|Key Services||Cost-effective Chinese TCM treatment, medicine, and health products|
|Address||Blk 102 Hougang Ave 1, #01-1191, Singapore 530102|
|Operating hours||Monday to Saturday: 9 am - 8 pm|
Sunday: 9 am - 2 pm
Public Holidays: Closed
AMK TCM CLINIC is a One-stop TCM Healthcare and Treatment Centre with a Physician Trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. They are located in the Hougang area of Singapore to provide cost-effective Chinese Medicine, health tonics, and healthcare products. Also, AMK TCM Clinic performs acupuncture, sports injury treatment, and tui na therapy.
- All our practitioners are well versed with the ancient TCM diagnostics of Yin-Yang, Zang-Fu (Organs), Five Elements, and Meridians to help you understand your physique and how you can restore inner balance and organ functions with deliberate food and lifestyle choices.
- Secondly, AMK TCM Clinic sells health supplements for Joint Support & Nutrition.
- Last but not least, TCM physicians from AMK TCM Clinic have at least 20 years of clinical experience.
A traditional Chinese medicine hall with professional TCM doctor. Very pleasant and friendly people who conversed with me throughout like we had known each other for a long time. Made me felt warm and comfortable. Great consultation and reasonably priced. This will be my TCM to go to in the future.Dominic Chew
3. Yong Kang TCM Clinic
|Key Services||Specializes in pain management, pediatrics, TCM aesthetic treatment, TCM weight management, TCM hair regrowth treatment|
|Address||Jubilee Square #01-04 |
Jurong Point #B1A-20C
YewTee Point #01-29
Sun Plaza #B1-21
|Operating hours||Mon-Sat (10am-8pm), Sun (10am-7pm)|
Jubilee Square #01-04, VivoCity #02-172, Jurong Point #B1A-20C, Sun Plaza #B1-21
Mon-Sat (11am-9pm), Sun (11am-8pm)
YewTee Point #01-29
Established in 2003, Yong Kang TCM Clinic is one of the best leading TCM clinics in Singapore. Powered by our strong team, they are committed to make TCM simple and closer to their customers. Also, they hope to continue to align their business mission to empower everyone’s life with TCM and create a healthy world.
Over the years, Yong Kang TCM Clinic has achieved massive success in benefitting more than 2 million customers by enhancing the treatments with TCM modern techniques. In pursuance of providing more efficient and better service, our TCMPB registered physicians have continuously carried out numerous in-depth studies and practices to advance their medical skills. Based on years of experience, our physicians have formulated and developed a series of herbal supplements and herbal soup packs that help to support and strengthen overall body health.
Moreover, we are the first TCM clinic in Singapore to adopt modernised extraction and concentration technologies in preparing Chinese herbal medicine.
- Firstly, we are extremely strict in screening suitable candidates, especially when we are hiring physicians. This is because their responsibility and passion for treating patients is the most essential element in TCM clinics. Therefore, only the best TCM physicians with outstanding performance in all aspects can pass our assessment and be able to serve in our TCM clinics.
- Secondly, in our company, we always appreciate and welcome any suggestions, comments, and feedback to improve our ability to serve our customers better. Therefore, our team members are willing to share their thoughts and even research results as peer-to-peer learning are uniquely well suited to the way we learn and each of us can gain new insights and skills best in any situation. With the feedback and recommendations of team members, we can even make it as our reference when it comes to developing a new product or service.
- We strive to provide location convenience to our customers in Singapore. Our TCM clinics are strategically located at various shopping malls and within a mere distance of 5 minutes walking from MRT stations. Hence, it is very convenient especially for those who rely on public transportation.
I am so impressed with the clinic service. I was walking in due to my 1 week non resolve ankle sprain despite seeing A&E. The moment the doctor suggested I do acupuncture in a split minute my ankle pain went away. I can walk normally. The doctor was also very kind as it was my first time having acupuncture. Definitely recommended.Lyon Mackenzie
4. Eu Yan Sang TCM Clinic
|Address||Over 15 clinics island-wide!|
|Phone||1800 225 1887 (Hotline)|
See Website for Branch Contact
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|Operating hours||See Website for Branch Opening Hours|
Eu Yan Sang TCM Clinic emphasises a holistic approach to total health and well-being. Their Premier TCM Centres, Wellness clinics, general clinics and sessional clinics offer you a comprehensive range of traditional chinese medicine and therapies to bring about effective healing and a renewed sense of vitality.
Whether you are seeking treatment for acute or chronic health conditions or simply want to maintain your health at its peak, Eu Yan Sang's experienced team can provide a complete health assessment and personalised treatment plan for you.
- Firstly, Eu Yan Sang is a trusted brand celebrating its 141st anniversary.
- Secondly, they provide quality service as per the needs of every customer.
- Thirdly, Eu Yan Sang has an experienced team of TCM physicians.
"If you are looking for a certified acupuncture place go here. There are clinics all over the city. The doctors speak English. The price is fair and certain clinics are open late after work hours. If you are not used to acupuncture my doctor allowed me to pay for one session to see if I wanted to continue before purchasing a package. I only visiting Singapore and my naturopath at home told me to do some acupuncture for weight loss which is what they offer. The doctor also understands that being European I have never been exposed to acupuncture so she is very kind and actually comforting. If you want to experience acupuncture or cupping go to the clinic in tiong bahru."Lora, F.
5. TCM at Home
|Key Services||- Acupuncture|
- Tui Na
- General TCM Checkup
|Address||NIL (TCM at Home conveniently provide home service.)|
The inspiration behind TCM At Home Pte Ltd came about from veteran TCM physician Liau Vui Hon. TCM Physician Liau came up with the idea of having TCM home services with the main purpose of attending to the special needs of elderlies that suffer from stroke and arthritis, which caused disability of movement.
The company provides TCM treatments wherever you think its more convenient for you, whether it be at your home, your workplace, your friend’s place or even at the TCM physician’s home. It is a free platform for patients and physicians to connect.
This can help promote TCM services in Singapore and enable TCM services to reach out to more people who need them
- TCM Home Service
"Received acupuncture and cupping treatment recently due to lower back sprained. Strongly recommend Doctor Liau as she is very caring and patience. She follow up very closely to understand the improvement of the condition after the treatment as well."Lee Yong
6. Madam Partum
|Key Services||Pre-Natal Massage, Post-Natal Massage, Lactation Massage, TCM Consultation, Pre-Conception|
|Address||Madam Partum by Chien Chi Tow|
192 - 196 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 436995
Chien Chi Tow Outlets
44 Bendemeer Road #01-1454 - 1462 Singapore 330044
78 Redhill Lane, $01-01, Singapore 150078
107 Tampines St 11 #01-349, Singapore 521107
253 Jurong East St 24 #01-219 Singapore 600253
452 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-1783, Singapore 560452
101 Upper Cross Street #01-25 Singapore 058357
|Phone||66 633 933 (Main)|
8166 0060 (WhatsApp)
|Operating hours||Madam Partum by Chien Chi Tow (@Katong)|
Mon - Fri (10am - 10pm)
Sat, Sun & PH (10am - 6pm)
Chien Chi Tow Outlets
Mon - Fri (10am - 9pm)
Sat, Sun & PH (10am - 6pm)
Madam Partum is the leading Pre-Partum and Post-Partum Care, as well as Confinement Care specialist. Backed by Chien Chi Tow, a renowned heritage TCM brand of over 50 years in Singapore. Madam Partum harnesses the effectiveness of meridian massage (Tuina) to help mommies achieve a complete & wholesome recovery through a customized plan.
Adopting a holistic approach - from their meridian massages to confinement care products and post-partum services such as lactation massage, childbirth education. Madam Partum believes in delivering the best to ensure our mommies are well cared for at each stage of your pregnancy and motherhood journey. They also provide a customized and home-based massage so that mommies are able to enjoy the massage in the comfort of their home.
- Firstly, Madam Partum has customized pre-partum and post-partum treatments.
- Secondly, here at Madam Partum, each TCM physician is professionally and medically trained.
- Thirdly, they provide home service massages & they have 7 TCM clinic outlets islandwide.
“If you have been following me throughout my pregnancy journey you might already know that I’m deeply in love with my pre-natal massages and I’ve emphasized countless times the benefits from it, growing a little one in my belly is a tiring and straining process and I’m super blessed I have @madam.partum massages to soothe muscles and relieve pain and also to ease water retention. “Berlin Ng (SG Influencer Mommy)
7. Thomson TCM
|Key Services||Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic which specializes in motherhood care|
|Address||Paragon Medical, 290 Orchard Road #18-11/12, Singapore 238859|
NUH Medical Centre, 1 Lower Kent Ridge Road #04-08/09, Singapore 119082
Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central #02-27, Singapore 828761
|Operating hours||Paragon Medical: Opening Hours|
Monday to Wednesday
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday to Sunday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Closed on Public Holidays
NUH Medical Centre: Opening Hours
Monday to Wednesday
8.30 am - 7.30 pm
8.30 am - 5.30 pm
Closed on Thursdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays
Waterway Point: Opening Hours
Monday to Wednesday, Saturday
8.30 am - 7.30 pm
8.30 am - 6.30 pm
Closed on Thursdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays
Thomson TCM was first established within Thomson Medical Group in 2009 in support of fertility patients who were going through IVF. Thomson TCM believes that every treatment should start with gaining an understanding of the body first. Since everyone's bodies are different from one another, our professional TCM practitioners have been providing personalized care for each unique individual. Also, Thomson TCM clinics work in conjunction together with Thomson Medical Group as well, combining both Western medicine treatments with TCM to achieve an integrated medical plan.
- Firstly, Thomson TCM can integrate western medicine into their treatment plans.
- Secondly, Thomson TCM specializes in motherhood-related medical matters such as confinement and fertility.
- Finally, they offer treatment for stroke patients who are also undergoing rehabilitation.
I come to Thomson TCM Paragon to seek fertility treatment before embarking on my IVF journey. Dr Huan Chew Ting is my physician and I feel so lucky to have her. I must say what she has done was WAY MORE than a physician’s responsibility. Without any doubt, she possesses all the necessary knowledge and skills, she is also very genuine, patient, and sincere. She did not hesitate to lend a listening ear and comforted me during the stressful days of IVF, even though it was out of her working hours. She was also very generous to give advice when I share my dad‘s health problems with her. I have been to many other TCM in the past and no one is like her.
Having said I am going to bring my dad to her as well to improve his health condition.
Kudos Dr Huan!Joy Gooi
8. ECON Chinese Medicine
|Key Services||A brand of TCM clinics that focuses on paediatrics, gynaecology, post-natal care, geriatrics, stroke rehabilitation, pain management|
Blk 150 Bishan St 11 #01-135, S570150
Yung Kuang Branch
175B Yung Kuang Rd #01-27, S612175
Blk 3 Lorong Lew Lian #01-62, S531003
|Operating hours||Bishan Branch: Opening hours|
9.00am - 9.00pm
Tue, Fri, Sat:
9.00am - 5.00pm
9.00am - 6.00pm
Yung Kuang Branch: Opening hours
Tue: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Thu: 9.00am - 9.00pm
Sat: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Serangoon Branch: Opening hours
Mon, Thu 9.00am - 7.00pm
Tue, Wed, Fri 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sat: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Last but not least, we have ECON Chinese Medicine. They are a wholly-owned subsidiary of ECON Healthcare Group, an established brand with 30 years of industry experience in integrated health and eldercare services.
As the first in Singapore to advocate the best of Eastern and Western medicine in its recovery approach, ECON Chinese Medicine offers a unique blend of preventive and treatment healthcare services in their TCM clinics. In addition, acupuncture services are provided for residents in our ECON Nursing Homes and Medicare Centres. Whereas, for customers who prefer to receive treatment at the comfort of their own homes, ECON Chinese Medicine also offers home consultation services as well!
All in all, every treatment plan by ECON Chinese Medicine is tailored for your specific needs. They also have a team of highly experienced TCM physicians who are accredited by the Singapore Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board (TCMPB). You can be assured that you'll be restored to the pink of health in no time while being able to enhance your quality of life with ECON Chinese Medicine!
- Firstly, ECON Chinese Medicine has home consultation services for customers who prefer to receive treatment at the comfort of their own homes instead of visiting their TCM clinics.
- Next, ECON Chinese Medicine specializes in geriatric medicine which involves mainly the elderly.
- ECON Chinese Medicine is a subsidiary of ECON Healthcare Group whose main objective has been to provide the elderly with comfortable nursing homes.
TCM services is good. I would recommend the senior Dr Mak who is experienced and well-versed in TCM and ability to fix bones misalignment.Gem Nugget
9. Enok TCM Clinic
|Key Services||Combination of traditional and modern treatments|
|Address||14 Scotts Road #05-48 Far East Plaza, S228213|
|Phone||(+65) 9658 7802|
|Operating hours||Weekdays (except Friday) and Saturday: 11am–8pm|
The Enok TCM Clinic is a top-rated clinic that combines traditional methods with cutting-edge technology. Their non-invasive therapies are both effective and safe, with little adverse effects. Acupuncture, herbal medication, and therapy are all areas of expertise for their professional and trained physicians. These treatments can help with diabetes, asthma, sleeplessness, and many other ailments.
- Herbalist and therapist
- Gynaecology and beauty therapy
- Located in an accessible location
My eczema have flared up seriously for around 4 months, but not managed to recover even though have visited several skin specialists and continue eat steroids throughout the period.Luckily, before visited the nation skin center, I met Dr Wang, she save me and I feel very thankful. Her medicines are very effective and she is patient . After 2months treatment, I have recovered and did not flare up.Thanks a lot, Dr Wang. High recommend for those have eczema condition come for Dr wong treatment.lieu zhen lit
10. Long Zhong Tang
|Key Services||Traditional Chinese Medicine|
|Address||36 Duxton Rd Singapore 089500 (Near Tanjong Pagar MRT Station)|
Blk 333 #01-27 Kreta Ayer Road Singapore 080333 (Near Outram Park MRT Station)
|Phone||(65) 6223 6398 (Duxton Branch)|
(65) 6295 5868 (Chinatown Branch)
|Operating hours||10am-7pm (Tuesdays closed at 1pm)|
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, like other things, do not all operate in the same manner. You won't have to worry about outcomes with Long Zhong Tang since the doctors there are highly trained. Zhang has over forty years of expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine, whereas Goh and Tan are respected and responsible physicians.
Long Zhong Tang's therapies may help you if you believe you are sick or if you are experiencing pains despite having a clean bill of health. The clinic has one of the most experienced teams of Acupuncture, Tui Na, and other Traditional Chinese Medicine specialists in the business. Not only that, but our TCM practice focuses not just on treating sickness, but also on preventing it. For example, the clinic's doctors will advise you of what lifestyle changes you need to make to avoid disease or pains in the future.
The clinic has a storied history of curing patients who had been disappointed by other types of therapies for their underlying illnesses with the help of our in-house Traditional Chinese Medicine specialists. Furthermore, Long Zhang Tang provides more than just TCM treatment. Chinese Orthopaedic and Chinese Medicine treatments are also available at the clinic if you require them. If you have a problem in another system, our Traditional Chinese Medicine experts can also help you.
- Proven track record in Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments
- Renowned team of physicians
11. Heritage TCM Clinic
|Key Services||Personalised TCM diagnosis, medication, and treatment. Physicians are bilingual in English & Mandarin|
|Address||304 Orchard Road Lucky Plaza, #05-43 Orchard Medical Specialists Centre Singapore 238863|
|Phone||+65 6836 0817|
|Operating hours||Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm | Sat: 10am – 2pm | Closed on Sun and PH|
Heritage TCM Clinic has been offering effective and dependable Chinese medicine therapy in Singapore for many years. Their personalized therapies, which include herbal medicines, acupuncture, and cupping, can assist with a variety of ailments while also promoting excellent health.
Modern and sanitary herbal granules are used to prepare the herbal medicines. These methods can aid with pain management, stress, tiredness, sleeplessness, anxiety, bowel issues (IBS, constipation), sinus problems, women's health and fertility, general wellness and balance, and a variety of other health concerns.
Both local and international patients trust expert TCM practitioners to provide excellent care. English and Mandarin are both spoken by experienced TCM doctors, who are trusted by both local and overseas clients. At reasonable costs, empathetic and patient TCM specialists will look after you carefully.
- Cupping and acupuncture.
- Pain Relief
A comfy place to have your treatment done. Dr. Tan will recommend the appropriate treatment for you! Had my usual cupping done well. Feels good and much better after each session! Office desk offered good and professional service also. Thanks everyone in Heritage TCM Clinic for your attentiveness! Highly recommended to visit and try to believe it!Evonne Chia
12. Oak Health
|Key Services||Various kinds of acupuncture treatments|
|Address||83 East Coast Road Singapore 428786|
|Operating hours||Weekdays: 11am–9pm|
Oak Health Chinese Medicine takes a holistic TCM perspective to your health and wellbeing. They provide natural treatments to identify the root cause of your health conditions. These treatments are prescribed by fully certified physicians who are both Chinese and Western medicine specialists. They're also supposedly Singapore's best TCM massages. Aside from these therapies, they also sell Chinese medicine items to help you stay healthy and balanced at home.
- Effective Herbal Medicine
- Effective Treatments
- Scalp Acupuncture
Dr Gabriel is recommended by a friend to me. He have helped me using TCM treatments to get my body back to balance. Using all natural ways and herbs to heal me each time I encounter any issues with my health. I feel assured and safe in his hands and of coz, the good results of his treatments. A very patient and caring doctor with a great team of experienced assistants 👍Shaun Chuan
13. Shanghai Chinese Medicine Centre
|Key Services||Inclusive treatments for children and teenagers|
|Address||Blk 925 Yishun Central 1 #01-243 Singapore 760925|
|Operating hours||Weekdays and Saturday: 9am–12pm, 2–5pm, 6–9pm|
The Shanghai Chinese Medicine Centre uses traditional medicines from China's ancient medical history, such as herbal medication, and specializes in internal therapy. They provide a comprehensive range of services, including paediatric health conditioning, cancer treatment, weight reduction, and more.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are some of the clinic's specialties. They specialize in treating women's health, body pain, sports injuries, skin diseases, and sleeplessness with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. To treat these issues and avoid potential problems, they combine acupuncture with Singapore's best Chinese medicine.
- Pre- and postnatal care are available
Great service! Best acupuncture and TCM medicine.Injured wrist was cure and felt so much better.koh Mellissa
14. Annie Tiang TCM Clinic
|Key Services||Full range of Chinese medicine treatment|
|Address||11 East Coast Road #01-01, The Odeon Katong 428722|
24 Haig road Singapore 438734
|Phone||East Coast Rd Tel: 63446316|
Haig Rd Tel: 6743 7781
|Operating hours||Monday - Sunday 09:00 - 22:00|
The dedicated specialists at the Anne Tiang TCM Clinic include a team of experienced Chinese medicine practitioners. One of Singapore's longest-operating TCM clinics, it offers a competent range of therapies including pain relief, acupuncture, orthopaedics, Chinese medicine massage and treatment, and more.
- Acupuncture treatment
- Treatments for internal disease medicines
My mom has been getting her massage and acupuncture from Jessica & Jinghan (the masseurs) and Mathew (the TCM practitioner) for many years. She still visit regularly for ‘maintenance’. They are a good bunch. Professional and helpful. Mathew is a very thoughtful and good doc.
I would give the additional star if the blankets were more crisp and clean.Shu Lee
15. Oriental Remedies Group
|Key Services||Trusted bi-lingual physicians who combine traditional with tech-enhance therapies to help patients feel better faster|
|Address||Oriental Remedies Group (Jurong East)|
253 Jurong East St 24 #01-227, Singapore 600253
Oriental Remedies Group (East Coast)
171 East Coast Road, #01-06, Singapore 428877
|Phone||(+65) 8742 2163|
|Operating hours||Oriental Remedies Group (Jurong East)|
Mon (10:00am – 6:00pm)
Tue – Sat (10:00am – 8:00pm)
Sun (10:00am – 7:00pm)
Oriental Remedies Group (East Coast)
Tue – Sun (10:00am – 6:00pm)
Oriental Remedies Group (ORG) is a prominent patient-focused healthcare provider that uses Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and medical technology to provide effective treatments. Their trusted bilingual doctors, who are educated in both Biomedical Science and TCM, aim to give their patients with the best possible care by combining Traditional Chinese Medicine with technological enhancements like digital consultation and telemedicine.
Their team has over 60 years of expertise in the TCM and wellness industry, and they've seen many individuals with "sub-health" issues - things that limit them from reaching their full potential. As a result, their goal is to aid everyone on earth #BeTheBestYouCanBe by assisting them in leading a healthy and successful life, whether it be through stress management, pain relief, weight loss or men's health.
All of us think that prevention is preferable to cure, yet because of our busy lives, many of us find ourselves making decisions that are not in our best interests. As a result, Oriental Remedies Group dedicates a significant amount of time and effort to educating the public about health care options, encouraging them to assume greater responsibility for their health, and promoting wellness.
- Chronic Conditions – TCM Cancer Support, Stroke Recovery, and Infertility
- Electro-Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
- Paediatric massage for children
I should say I had a wonderful experience during my visits here. The physician and all staff are pleasant and helpful. The ambience is great, quiet, clean and welcoming😃
My symptoms improved in some areas and I think with continued treatment it'll clear. Thank you for all your advice and help, keep up the good work much appreciated 👍KJ Beebi
In conclusion, here are the best TCM Clinics all of you should be visiting to seek treatment if you're suffering from a minor illness or medical condition. We hope that this article has helped you to broaden your perspective and understand what TCM offers as a potential medical treatment option.
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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an ancient system of health care that has been around for centuries and was first practiced by the Chinese.
The fundamental belief behind it is that a person's overall wellness is dictated by their state of harmony or disharmony with nature, and that exercising poor lifestyle habits will lead to ill-health. Practitioners therefore try to correct these imbalances through various methods, most commonly by prescribing herbal remedies and recommending behaviour changes.
What are TCM Clinics?
TCM clinics usually offer all or some traditional Chinese medicine treatments in one place, and there are indeed many of them to be found across Singapore. As the name suggests, TCM clinics usually contain various rooms designated for different traditional Chinese medicine treatments, so visitors can be sure to find what they are looking for.
Many of these clinics are located in community health centres, but there are also plenty of private TCM physicians who offer their services without the need to register with a particular clinic or hospital.
What types of TCM Treatments are there?
TCM treatments are varied, but the most common ailments that are treated are musculoskeletal problems. Some of the most commonly practised TCM treatments include acupuncture, tui na massage and gua sha scraping.
Acupuncture is a technique in which the TCM physician inserts fine needles at specific points on the body to improve the flow of Qi in the body to relieve pain or treat certain conditions. It can be at specific parts of the body (such as facial acupuncture ) or the whole body. Qi is the energy flow created along the pathways that connect the acupuncture points on the body.
Tui na is a form of massage that involves applying pressure and manipulating the body's joints, and gua sha is a scraping technique used during tui na.
Other TCM treatments that are practised include moxibustion (burning mugwort on or near acupuncture points to treat certain ailments), cupping (applying suction to the body), tai chi (a form of exercise that is said to benefit both body and mind) and t'ai tung tao (an oral therapy using Chinese herbal medication).
Where can I find TCM treatment clinics in Singapore?
Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM clinics are found all over Singapore, and there is one to fit every budget. There are luxury TCM clinics in Singapore that offer the finest quality TCM treatments at very high prices, but this will not be everyone's cup of tea.
The majority of Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM clinics in Singapore are more affordable, with many being community TCM clinics within public hospitals. This means TCM treatment in Singapore is often heavily subsidised, so the general public can benefit from Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments without spending too much.
What is the difference between Traditional Chinese Medicine TCM and Western Medicine?
TCM has been introduced in Singapore since 1993 as a complementary form of medical care for specific health conditions. However, in 2008 it was redefined to be a "healthcare discipline with both individualised and preventative approaches to treatment".
TCM is regulated by the TCM Practitioners Act. This means that a TCM physician has to have graduated from one of Singapore's two TCM institutions - Nanyang Polytechnic and Ngee Ann Polytechnic - in order to practice here. They are also the only TCM practitioners allowed to register patients with the Health Ministry so they can claim from medical insurance providers.
Should I visit a TCM Clinic if I have a chronic condition?
If you have chronic medical conditions, you may wish to see both a TCM physician and Western medicine practitioner to get a better understanding of your symptoms. This is because TCM and Western medicine approach different aspects of medical conditions; the former focuses on the prevention of ailments, while the latter treats diseases that have already occurred.