Treatment of Eczema: Western vs Chinese Medicine

Eczema is a non-contagious condition where the skin becomes red, itching, with little blisters which gives out clear liquid when broken, followed by crusting, and later, scaling and thickening of skin and pigmentation. It often appears on the arms, legs (especially the inner creases of arms and legs), palms, face and neck. Itch from eczema can be severe and can interrupt sleep. Upon scratching, broken skin can lead to infection.
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TCM Treatment and Prevention of Postnatal Depression

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.

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Infertility (a TCM perspective)

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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Tea Suggestions for Chinese New Year

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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