With the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in the community, many are looking for ways to boost their immunity to avoid falling ill. In this webinar, we have invited Physician Tay to share with us the importance of strengthening our immunity and how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help to protect us from illnesses such as the common cold and allergies.
We will also be introducing some of the Chinese herbs and food you can take, coupled with simple acupressure techniques and lifestyle tips to give you that immunity boost! So join us in this webinar and learn more from our TCM expert.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is best to consume food and drinks at normal body temperature or greater as cold foods can weaken the Spleen and Stomach.
In TCM, the Spleen has an important function of transforming food and nutrients into Qi and Blood. It requires a moderate amount of temperature to function well.
Like the Spleen, the Stomach also works best at a moderate temperature. After we drink cold water, the Stomach will try to warm up by drawing heat from the lower body, causing poor circulation in the lower body.
It is generally suitable for children above 2 years. However, the dosage and selection of herbs will vary according to the child’s age and body constitution.
They can be added into soups, or brewed into teas.
Once or twice weekly.
The functions of herbal teas are dependent on the ingredients they contain. For instance, astragalus tea helps with general immunity by strengthening defensive Qi, while the starfruit mulberry tea helps with removing heat and wind.
TCM is characterized by its holistic approach and treatment is based on syndrome differentiation. The therapeutic principles for cancer treatment are strengthening healthy Qi and eliminating pathogenic factors. Herbs which are commonly used in post-cancer treatment include: Radix Astragali, Codonopsis Radix, Atractylodis Rhizome, Coastal Glehnia Root, Dwarf Lilyturf Tuber, to name a few.
Astragalus, Divaricate Saposhnikovia Root, Largehead Atractylodes Rhizome
Your TCM physician should be kept informed of the Western medications you are consuming so that he/she is able to screen for potential herb-drug interactions and adjust the choice of herbs accordingly. Some Chinese herbs have potential interaction with Western drugs, for instance, warfarin does not go well with herbs that invigorate blood circulation and stop bleeding. Generally, it is recommended to leave at least a 2 hour interval in between taking Western medicine and Chinese Medicine.
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