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The Sassy Mama Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Alternative Therapies for Families in Singapore

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From herbal medicine to acupuncture, acupressure and tui na massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine is a popular and effective (not to mention natural!) method for staying healthy and keeping sickness at bay! With tonnes of experienced and qualified practitioners all over the little red dot, we’ve taken our herbs, rebalanced our chi and spoken to plenty of mamas-in-the-know to bring you our Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Alternative Therapies for Families in Singapore. Stay healthy mamas!


Body with Soul

Body with Soul’s resident TCM physician, Wu Yue, treats patients of all ages using acupressure, herbal medicine and acupuncture to restore balance and improve health. With over 20 years of experience under his belt, Wu Yue can help with fertility issues, women’s health issues and induction of labour (only in overdue mamas so don’t get too excited!), as well as stress management, insomnia and skin conditions.

44/45 Rochester Park, Singapore 139248
Tel: (+65) 6779 0660

Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This clinic has a number of practitioners who focus on total family wellness, including acupuncturists, homoeopathists, naturopaths, massage therapists and functional medicine practitioners. This skilled team aim to correct basic imbalances in the body, including hormone, digestive and immune imbalances that can interfere with fertility and conception.

Tanglin Shopping Centre #12-02, 19 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247909
Tel: (+65) 6734 6440


Eu Yan Sang Clinic

With a stack of outlets across Singapore, Eu Yan Sang is one of the most well known traditional Chinese medicine clinics in S’pore. Many of their clinics are child-friendly; most even accept walk-ins (brilliant if you’re pushed for time!) although many consider them to be a tad on the pricey side. Their holistic approach to health is useful for treating a range of ailments, including sub-fertility issues, women’s health and paediatric conditions. They’ll even home deliver your herbal medicine prescriptions! One of our own Sassy Mamas swears by Dr. Liu at Eu Yan Sang’s Camden branch – she’s a pro with general health, acupuncture and cupping treatments!

Camden Medical Centre #11-01/02, 1 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248649
Tel: (+65) (65) 6732 0922
Other locations across Singapore too — see the website for details!


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Fu Yang Tang TCM Clinic

Besides their more traditional herbal medicine treatments, Fu Yang Tang TCM Clinic also offers fusion (East meets West) pre and postnatal care and as well as diet workshops for new parents looking to shed some of that baby weight in a healthy way.

Block 124 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1456, Singapore 530124
Block 104 Jurong East Street 13, #01-114, Singapore 600104
Block 725 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, #01-4146, Singapore 560725
Tel: (+65) 6288 5910


Herbal Basic TCM

Popular with families, Herbal Basic TCM Clinic is a specialty centre that focuses on safe and natural treatments for children. With a particular interest in treating pediatric conditions like allergic rhinitis and sinusitis (coughs and colds be gone!) these guys use bio-light therapy, herbal baths, and massage therapy to help little ones feel better fast.

Note: You can visit Herbal Basic TCM at the Rise and Shine Expo this weekend (27 – 29 September). They’ll be presenting a series of herbal diet cooking workshops for parents, teaching remedies for treating respiratory disease and digestive system disorders as well as recipes for improving brain function and overall wellness.

727 Havelock Road, Singapore 169648
Tel: (+65) 6376 2345


Herbal Matters

UK-trained medical herbalist and naturopath Andrea McIntyre uses herbal medicine, massage, aromatherapy, dietary and lifestyle counselling to improve health across the whole family (send the hubby too!). With a special interest in paediatrics, Andrea can also treat hormonal imbalances, allergies, skin complaints, digestive disorders and anxiety and also offers pre and postnatal massage and infant massage classes using only organic biodynamic herbal medicines and oils from the UK and Australia.

Available at Body and Soul, 44 Rochester Park, Singapore
Tel: (+65) 9667 7702
Appointments on Tuesdays between 12:30 and 6:30pm and Fridays from 9:30am to 3:30pm.


Heritage TCM Clinic

With herbal medication, acupuncture and cupping treatments tailored to meet patient needs, Heritage TCM’s Women’s Wellness Package is perfect for treating female health concerns (menstrual wellness and fertility management being at the top of the list). Their pre and postnatal care programme prepares new mamas for pregnancy and assists in recovery after giving birth.

Orchard Medical Specialists Centre, #05-43 Lucky Plaza, 304 Orchard Road, Singapore 238863
Tel: (+65) 6836 0817


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Ma Kuang Health Care Group

With more than 20 clinics island wide, Ma Kuang is one of the largest providers of holistic Chinese medicine in Singapore. Their qualified and experienced staff use acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicines, massotherapy and traumatology to treat common ailments and promote better general health in women and children.

59 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059405 (Main branch)
Tel: (+65) 6883 1511
Other locations across Singapore too — see the website for details!


Origins Jamu Massage

New mamas can book in for a traditional jamu postnatal massage and have the aches and pains of new motherhood gently massaged away (it’s also believed to help with getting rid of your wobbly bits post-baby!). Their TCM Meridian massage balances hormones after birth and uses a natural herbal cream to restore balance and help mamas relax…yes please!. Postnatal packages include traditional massage, stone therapy, baby massage, herbal slimming cream and binding and all massages can be done either in the privacy of your own home (perfect for new mamas who can’t be away from their new babies!) or at their office in Bukit Batok.

Block 644 Bukit Batok Central #01-68, Singapore 650644
Tel: (+65) 6565 0636


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Raffles Chinese Medicine

Raffles Medical Group’s team of English and Mandarin speaking Chinese Medicine Physicians are well versed in dealing with fertility and menstrual issues in women. Using acupuncture, herbal medicine and acupressure to treat infertility and menstrual problems in women (and infertility problems in men), you can opt for one of their general fertility or IVF booster acupuncture packages to complement your traditional Western medicine treatments. Dr. Jing is the star attraction here and comes highly recommended!

Level 13, Raffles Hospital, 585 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188770
Tel: (+65) 6311 1111


Si En TCM Medical Clinic

Feeling under the weather? Then head to Si En TCM Medical Clinic and get treated the holistic way! Their team of practitioners (all are certified with the Singapore Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board) can help with a range of ailments, including reproductive and fertility disorders in women. Treatments are highly personalized and include acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage therapy.

Block 202 Ang Mo Kio 3, #01-1670, Singapore 560202
Blk 433 Clementi Ave 3, #01-264, Singapore 120433
10 Sinaran Drive, Novena Medical Centre, Square 2 #10-27, Singapore 307506
Tel: (+65) 8222 7436


Teck Yin Soon Medical Hall 

Operating in Chinatown for the past 42 years, Teck Yin Soon knows their herbs! Selling mainly Chinese herbs, ginseng and seafood products, you can also get your health food and herbal soups made on the spot here (for immediate consumption no less!) as well as the herbs needed for the post-birth confinement period. Raymond at their Temple Street store (no. 71) is extremely knowledgeable about herbs and gets the thumbs up from our Sassy Mamas!

Main store: 281 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058823
Tel: (+65) 6227 6179
Other locations across Singapore too — see the website for details!


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Thomson Chinese Medicine

Offering a well-rounded approach to fertility, pregnancy and women’s wellness, Thomas Chinese Medicine uses acupuncture, herbal medicine, and acupressure massage (in collaboration with the doctors within Thomason Medical) to provide a balanced treatment programme for mamas-to-be and new mamas. Bilingual physicians can also help with coughs and colds, asthma, digestive disorders and immunity in babies and toddlers, and use a mixture of herbal therapy and massage to treat the smallest patients (treatments are painless and non-invasive – just what little ones need!).

At Thomson Medical Centre, 339 Thomson Road, Singapore 307677
Tel: (+65) 6350 8850
Other locations across Singapore too — see the website for details!


Yong Kang TCM clinic

Combining traditional Chinese medicine with massage therapy, Yong Kang Clinic’s team takes a comprehensive approach to improving health and well being. Many on the team are specialized in children and women’s health and with locations at Thomson, Ang Mo Kio, Choa Chu Kang and Jurong there’s plenty of clinics conveniently dotted around S’pore.

53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #03-15/16 AMK Hub #03-15/16, Singapore 56993
Tel: (+65) 6555 6347
Other locations across Singapore too — see the website for details!

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