10 Myths About TCM
- What is Chinese Medicine?
Ans: Chinese Medicine refers to the study process of humanity science which originated and expanded in China to against illnesses.
To simplify it, it is Chinese Traditional Medicine, which involves considerable amount of clinical practice. At the same time, Traditional Chinese Medicine is also developed based on illnesses and health issues among middle continents such as China, East Asia and South East Asia
- Who is suitable for TCM?
Ans: Due to each individual physique conditions, illnesses can be categorised as well. Not all illnesses are suitable for TCM treatment in terms of TCM theory. Therefore, before any treatment starts, physicians will need to clarify and classify each individual body constitutions and justify if TCM treatment is needed.
Details will be elaborated as below:
2.1 Chronic Diseases
TCM treat patients as a whole, finding the balance within the organ functionalities. Therefore, Traditional Chinese Medicines have significant effects towards hepatitis, Nephritis, Bronchitis, Chronic enteritis, Gastritis, Emphysema, Anaemia diabetes and ect.
2.2 Children/Junior illnesses
Most of the body developments are experienced during junior age. TCM utilises inspection, auscultation and olfaction, inquiry and pulse to analyse and diagnose the main causes of the illness. Gradually increase immune system by adopting different methods such as Chinese medicines, acupuncture and paediatric Tuina to treat each unique body constitutions to achieve desirable results.
2.3 After severe illnesses/ After operation
Patients after major or severe illnesses and operations are usually facing problems such as infections, scar damage, or blood lose. These conditions lead to insomnia, loss of appetite, indigestion or night sweats. However, adopting Chinese Medicine treatments will increase repair ability of our body cells, shorten recovery period and better recovery speed,
- Gynaecological Diseases
Female Gynaecology usually caused by liver and kidney deficiency which leads to endocrine disorder, poor blood circulation. Therefore, patients who are having menses cramp, irregular period, breast hyperplasia, menopause disorders, infertility, infections are suitable for TCM treatments.
There are times when people are feeling unwell, however, after several medical checkups; it was hard to determine the exact causes. Therefore, symptoms and illnesses such as night sweat tinnitus, limb, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, frequent urination, nocturia, thirst, chest tightness, irritation, depression, apathetic, restless, dizziness and insomnia are suitable to consult TCM treatments. TCM wellness has significant conditioning effects towards these sub-health issues which are usually caused dysfunctions of organs.
- Can physicians able to speak Chinese in Singapore?
Ans: Majority of the physicians in Singapore are from China, and some are local Singaporeans. Regardless of their home town, compulsory reviews and fulfilment of requirements of TCMPB before issuing them any physician licence. Most of the physicians in Kin Teck Tong are bilingual.
- How much would the treatment costs?
Ans: It solely depends on the symptoms of the patients. Kin Teck Tong physician consultation fee will be $21 dollars for first timers.
- Will acupuncture be involved during the treatment?
Ans: The consultation processes are similar as western clinics. Registration and consultation first to let doctor to understand further your health conditions by 4 TCM steps (inspection, auscultation, inquiry and pulse), then followed by customised treatments based on each individual body conditions such as acupunctures. Acupuncture is one of the effective TCM treatment methods, mostly suitable for “pain management” besides Tuina, medicines and device therapy.
- Is acupuncture painful?
Ans: the pain that experienced through acupuncture is hard to described, mixture of sour and numbness after needle inserting into the acupoints. Some felt relaxed and comfortable and some mistaken it as pain. For patients who requires and suitable to do acupuncture treatment, we strongly suggested it. Do not miss the golden treatment time just because of the slightest pain.
- What is TCM Tuina?
Ans: TCM Tuina uses Tui, Na, rub, pinch, touch, beat and ect methods to stimulate our body acupoints, promote blood, circulations, relieve pain and adjust body Yin and Yang.
- Are there any differences between TCM Tuina and normal massage?
Ans: Of cause! These two types are having completely different focuses. Tuina is more focusing with treatment effects by using different techniques to stimulate each body points to promote healthy living. While normal body massages are usually focusing purely on relaxation purposes.
- Does TCM require any prior appointment booking?
Ans: Prior appointment booking will helps you plan your time more efficiently and effectively! Therefore, it is definitely recommended!
Kin Teck Tong Appointment Booking Numbers:
- Chinatown Branch: (65) 6538 9798
- Kallang Branch : (65) 6702 1380
- Paya Lebar Branch: (65) 6744 4940
- Tampines Branch : (65) 6260 1470