TCM Tui Na Massage 中医推拿

“Tui Na” Massage literally means “push and grasp” aims to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi (life energy) through massage and hand manipulation techniques applied on various pressure points on the body to heal itself naturally. Massotherapy refers to the therapeutic use of massage as a treatment for certain illnesses or diseases. Tui Na Massage is an effective form of massotherapy.

Tui Na Massage

Tui Na works on the energy channels and points, using the same principles as acupuncture except that the hands and fingers are used instead of needles. Through a combination of massage and acupressure, Tui Na applies pressure to acupoints, meridians and groups of muscles or nerves to remove blockages that prevent the free flow of Qi. Many health problems are caused by such blockages, leading to pain, swelling and the build-up of toxins. The therapist may also use Chinese herbs to facilitate quicker healing. Sessions last from 30 minutes to 1 hour, with the number of sessions varying with the problem at hand. The patient will usually feel more relaxed and energised by the treatment.

Benefits of Tui Na

Tui Na works holistically, treating the mind through the body and vice versa. It leaves you with a deep sense of physical and mental relaxation, revitalisation and well-being. Tui Na is best suited for rectifying certain types of chronic pain, musculoskeletal conditions and stress-related disorders.

TCM Treatment for Male & Female Fertility issues 中医治疗男女生育障碍

Scope of Treatment (治疗范围):

Women with reproductive issues (女性生殖障碍)
  • Luteal Phase Defect (黄体功能不全)
  • Early Menopause (卵巢早衰/提早绝经)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome PCOS (多囊卵巢综合症)
  • Ovulation Problems (排卵功能异常)
  • Multiple Natural Miscarriages - 3 or more times (3次或以上的自然流产/滑胎)
Men with reproductive issues (男性生殖障碍)
  1. Male Impotence 阳痿
  2. Premature Ejaculation 早泄
  3. Low Sperm Count (Oligospermia) 少精症
  4. Reduced Sperm Motility (Asthenozoospermia) 弱精症
  5. Absence of Sperm (Azoospermia) 无精子症
  6. Abnormal Sperm Morphology (Teratozoospermia) 精子畸形
  7. Dead or Immobile Sperm (Necrozoospermia) 死精症
Pregnancy care (妊娠安胎)

We routinely care of our pregnant patient’s until they are in their 13th week of pregnancy (End of First Trimester). In the case of recurrent miscarriage, we usually monitor and care for our patients until the end of the 28th week of pregnancy (End of Second Trimester), however in some special cases it might be even longer. In most cases, the Traditional Chinese Medicine remedy can be suspended once you reached the 13th week of pregnancy (End of First Trimester). However, many of our patients like to continue with the pregnancy care treatment throughout their pregnancy.

我们通常会继续照顾在我们诊所成功受孕的准妈妈们直到她们怀孕13周后 (第一周期结束)。 习惯性自然流产(滑胎)的情况下,我们通常会继续密切观察与照顾准妈妈们直到她们怀孕28周后(第二周期结束), 不过在一些特殊的情况下有可能需要更久的医疗观察与照顾。 在大多数的情况下, 在怀孕的13周后(第一周期结束), 准妈妈们就可以暂停治疗, 不过有许多准妈妈们还是选择继续使用中医药保胎安胎直到宝宝平安诞生。

Postpartum care (产后调理)

Treatment Approach (治疗方案)

Pre-requisite for treatment (求诊条件)

(a) Failure of married couples (living together with a normal sex life) to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Inability to become pregnant or carry a pregnancy to a live birth (miscarry), without ever having had a live birth would be classified as primary infertility. Inability to become pregnant or carry a pregnancy to a live birth following a previous pregnancy to a live birth after 12 months would be classified as secondary infertility.

育龄夫妇同居,性生活正常, 未避孕1年而未受孕或有3次或以上的自然流产(滑胎)史之原发性不孕者。 或曾有妊娠史而又1年未能再孕之继发性不孕者。

(b) Female patients are required to give us a copy of the following test reports(if any):


  1. Hysteroscopy report (宫腔镜检查报告)
  2. Peritoneoscopy report (腹腔镜检查报告)
  3. Endocrine test report (女性内分泌激素检查报告)
  4. Basal Body Temperature (BBT)Chart (基础体温表)
  5. Any medical report from your Gynaecologist (妇科医生给你的任何医疗报告)

(c) Male patients must give us their Seminal Analysis reports.


TCM Treatment for Shingles/Herpes Zoster 中医治疗带状疱疹/生蛇

About Shingles

Shingles is an infection of a nerve and the area of skin around it, caused by the herpes varicella-zostervirus (VZV). The same virus also causes chickenpox.

Shingles can occur at any age, but is most common in people who are over 50. It can affect any part of the body. Areas commonly affected include the neck, shoulder, upper back, chest, abdomen, and in some cases, even the face or eyes. It causes a painful rash which develops into itchy blisters. It can cause severe nerve pain that lasts for many months, or even years, after the rash has gone.

What causes shingles?

Many people may get chickenpox during childhood, but after recovery, the virus remains dormant (inactive) in the nervous system. The immune system stops the virus from becoming active. However, later in life it can be reactivated and cause shingles.

It is not known exactly why the shingles virus is reactivated at a later stage in life to cause shingles, but a potential reason include having lowered immunity.

It is not possible to catch shingles from someone with this condition; however, you can catch chickenpox if you’ve never had it before.

Symptoms of shingles

An episode of shingles will normally last for 2 to 4 weeks. The patient will generally feel a tingling sensation in the affected area at first. This will be followed by pain, and then a rash.

  • Pain – patients experience a localized ‘band’ of pain in the affected area. The pain tends to be continuous, dull, or of a burning sensation and its intensity can vary from mild to severe. There may also be occasional stabbing pains. Some patients cannot even wear clothing or allow the area to be touched.
  • Rash – several days after the onset of pain, the rash will appear. It starts off as red blotches on the skin, and rapidly develops into itchy blisters; similar to those of chickenpox. The blisters may be there for about one week, and then become yellowish, flat, and dried out. A minor scar may be left on the skin.

Sometimes there may be additional symptoms including confusion, fatigue, fever, headache, upset stomach, abdominal pains, etc.

Complications of shingles

A number of complications can occur as a result of shingles. They are more likely if you have a weakened immune system or are elderly.

Post-herpetic neuralgia is the most common complication resulting from shingles. Some patients experience severe nerve pain if the nerves are damaged. The pain can last for a very long time; even years after the rash had disappeared.

TCM perspective of shingles

Shingles is explained in traditional Chinese medicine as the presence of pathogenic damp, heat and wind. It usually occurs along the liver or gall bladder meridians on the exterior of the body. If damp is predominant, the lesions are more likely to be in the lower part of the body, with more fluid discharge from the blisters. If heat predominates, blisters show more heat and redness and the pain is more severe. If wind predominates, the lesions are more likely to be in the upper part of the body with a more dominant itching sensation.

TCM physiciansaddress the patient’s bodily condition, or “internal environment” directly. The diagnosis of “damp heat” actually relates to the condition of the patient’s system, which allows the virus to breed and create the outbreak. This diagnosis also allows the practitioner to provide the patient with practical, simple guidelines on what to do to help speed their recovery through means such as dietary advice (e.g. hot and spicy foods, fried foods and alcohol should be avoided during a shingles outbreak as they contribute to further “dampness and heat” within the body.)

Treatment for shingles

There is no cure for shingles in the perspective of western medicine, but treatment can help ease the symptoms of shingles. Treatment options include:

  • Antiviral medication to help stop the virus multiplying
  • Painkiller medicines and topical creams to relieve symptoms

TCM treatment of shingles is based on pattern differentiation according to the pathogenic factor and the meridian involved.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has proven to be very effective in treating shingles, especially when in the first stages. Not only can TCM treatment alleviate the excruciating pain and treat the blisters and rash, having TCM treatment during an shingles outbreak can significantly reduce the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia.

Likewise, post-herpetic neuralgia, though a very stubborn and painful condition, can be treated with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine remedies. Again, it is much better to go for treatment sooner rather than later in this condition as well.

According to TCM, shingles usually affects older patients with weak constitution, or younger patients who are suffering from exhaustion. The more pronounced the weakness of the patient, the greater the likelihood of complications, and the more prolonged the course of the disease is likely to be. Unless the underlying condition isdealt with successfully, the possibility of relapse or prolongation of the disease is very high.

Our TCM physicians had plenty of experience in treating this illness. If you are suffering from shingles, please come to our clinic for treatment as soon as possible. We will administer TCM treatment on you to aid your recovery.













  • 给予抗病毒药物以防止病毒继续繁殖
  • 给予止痛药和皮肤膏以缓解症状




根据中医学,带状疱疹通常好发于体质较弱的老年人,或者操劳过度的中轻年人。体质和免疫功能越差的患者,出现并发症和后遗症的机率就越高,须要更长的时间才会康复。我们须病根彻底去除,否则此病很容易复发。 我们诊所的医师对于治疗此病都有着丰富的经验。若您不幸患上此病,请您尽早来我们诊所求医,让我们为您治疗解除您的病痛,助您早日康复。

Gua Sha Therapy 刮痧

Gua Sha (pronounced “gwa sha,”) is an East Asian healing technique. Gua means to scrape or rub. Sha is a ‘reddish, elevated, millet-like skin rash’. Sha is the term used to describe Blood stasis in the subcutaneous tissue before and after it is raised as petechiae. Gua Sha is the technique that intentionally raises Sha rash or petechiae.

When is Gua Sha used?

Gua Sha is usually used when a patient has pain whether associated with an acute or chronic disorder. There may be aching, tenderness and/or a knotty feeling in the muscles. Palpation reveals Sha when normal finger pressure on a patient’s skin causes blanching that is slow to fade. In addition to resolving musculo skeletal pain, Gua Sha is used to treat any chronic disorder involving pain, congestion of Qi and Blood.

What are the benefits of Gua Sha?

In most cases the patient feels immediate improvement in their condition particularly in their pain or sense of constraint. Gua Sha moves stuck Qi and Blood, releases the exterior mimicking sweating, and moves Fluids. It is a valuable treatment for both external and internal pain, and facilitates the resolution of both acute and chronic disorders.

Is Gua Sha Safe?

Gua Sha is a completely safe technique, but it is serious medicine. Knowing when to use it and what to expect from treatment is as important as good technique. People who live in chronic pain often erect emotional defenses to cope with it or can feel completely hopeless. Having that pain ‘touched’ and relieved can be unsettling, even amazed. After treatment, it is best to be moderate in activity after treatment, even rest.

Health Maintenance 保健养生

Prevention is better than cure!
“Great Wall Acupuncture Clinic” healthcare service provides customized individual healthcare plan just for you. Our trusted physician will devise a plan to address your current healthcare issues and a long term plan of maintenance. Working with existing plans from your General Practitioner and other Healthcare Providers we can help you by adding pain relief and other TCM therapy services that will enhance your road to speedy recovery. Offering Acupuncture, Tui Na massage and TCM Herbal Medicine treatments in Singapore, located in Redhill, right next to Redhill MRT.
TCM Herbal Medicine, also known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is an internal medicine that has been around for over 5000 years. TCM therapy includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, TCM massage, and cupping therapies.

Treatment Benefits:

Our treatment promotes general well being with the following benefits.

  • Pain Relief
  • Emotional Balance
  • Relaxation
  • Physical Healing
  • Improved Digestion
  • Improved Mobility
  • Detoxification
  • Increased Energy
  • Improved Circulation
  • Improved Sleeping Patterns
  • Stress Reduction
  • Increased Productivity

So whether you are seeking relief from old sports injuries, stress, chronic ailments, or would just like a de-stressing Tui Na Massage, we can help you.

Acupuncture 针灸

Acupuncture is one of several ancient Chinese medical procedures. It is believed to help relieve pain and treat diseases by restoring the normal flow of energy through the body. A typical acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into specific points on the body to elicit a healing response. The sterilised and disposable needles are so thin that most people feel nothing more than a slight tingling sensation when they are inserted.. Each treatment lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Heat stimulation and cupping used together with the needles improves the efficacy of healing.

How many treatments will I need?

The number and frequency of treatments will vary from patient to patient. Some symptoms may be relieved after the first treatment, while others may take 10 to 20 treatments depending on the severity of the existing condition. In general, a disorder such as having an ongoing pain for many years requires two to three treatments a week for the first few weeks. Gradually, the frequency can be reduced to once or twice a month.

Acupuncture Therapy can be used for treatment of below conditions:

Epilepsy, fertility problems, gynecologic disorders, headaches, migraines, nausea, paralysis, PMS, sciatica, backache, sexual dysfunction, sinus problems, post-stroke syndrome, tendonitis, frozen shoulder and any pain condition.

Is Acupuncture safe?

As acupuncture needles penetrate the skin, they are regarded as invasive procedures, and therefore not without risk. However injuries are rare among patients treated by trained practitioners. We use sterile needles that are disposable and used only once. Regarding the relative safety of acupuncture as compared with other treatments, the side effects of acupuncture are extremely low.

Fire Cupping 拔火罐

Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. Practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using heat (fire). It is known in local languages as “baguan” 拔罐.It is used to treat various forms of pain Eg. Backache. Cupping also is used on back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Cupping is not advised over skin ulcers or to the abdominal or sacral regions of pregnant women. It is also highly recommended to drink plenty of water after cupping to help move the blood and other fluids through the affected area. The discoloration left by the cups is normally caused by the painless bruising due to the dispelling of stagnant blood.

Effects of Cupping:
  • Open up the skin’s pores
  • Loosen muscles
  • Sedate the nervous system
  • Stimulate the flow of blood
  • Dispel stagnation (stagnant blood and lymph)
  • Balance and realign the flow of Qi (气) (Life Energy), breaks up obstructions
  • Draw out harmful substances and toxins from the body
  • By targeting the meridian channels, cupping strives to ‘open’ these channels – the paths through which life energy flows freely throughout the body, through all tissues and organs, thus providing a smoother and more free-flowing qi (life force).
Fire Cupping procedure:
  1. Warm up glass cup by burning inflammable material pre-soaked in alcohol inside the cup.
  2. Turn the cup upside down, burn up oxygen inside the cup creating a vacuum.
  3. Place on specific spot on the body Apply medicated herbal oil to the skin before cupping, allow to move the cup up and down specific acupoints or meridians .
  4. Cups are left in place from 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Remove cups, observe the effect on the skin.