In addition to our main specialties, our physicians at Raffles Chinese Medicine also address a range of other conditions, including:
Chest pain, shortness of breath, numbness in the extremities – these are some symptoms of discomfort associated with cardiovascular problems. TCM associates these with stagnated energy and blood flow in the body. To promote cardiovascular health and unobstructed energy flow, herbal medication and acupuncture are prescribed.
Metabolic Disorders (Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia)
Metabolic disorders, such as an increased fasting blood sugar level (prediabetes), high blood pressure and high cholesterol level, are factors that increase your risk of conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
From a TCM perspective, these are caused by a poor body constitution and undesirable lifestyle habits that impairs the digestive function. Customised treatment using herbal medication and acupuncture can restore internal imbalances to improve digestive function and metabolism.
In the long run, an integrated treatment combining both conventional and TCM treatment can help reduce disease-related complications. This allows these metabolic disorders to be better managed.
Respiratory & Allergic Conditions
TCM is effective in dealing with respiratory and allergic conditions such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and post-nasal drip. Herbal medication promotes the clearing of phlegm and reduces its production. Acupuncture helps improve energy flow to ease nasal blockages and breathing difficulties. Both work internally to restore harmony in the body and enhance overall respiratory function.
TCM helps improve various eye conditions such as myopia, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and post-operative glaucoma. Acupuncture stimulates the acupoints around the head and eye areas to improve circulation, which relieves eye discomfort and improve eye sight. Customised herbal medication work together with acupuncture to restore and enhance internal organs functions associated with the eyes.
TCM has long been used to promote men’s health. It can relieve symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate, such as frequent urination and difficulty urinating. Both acupuncture and herbal medication can also work together to treat erectile dysfunction and impotence by restoring the yang energy.
Stroke rehabilitation is essential for proper recovery, and TCM complements mainstream medical treatments to speed up the recovery process. Herbal medication and acupuncture improves circulation to affected limbs to regulate muscle tension and improve range of motion, as well as help the patient regain speech and cognitive skills.