Author: Joy Sung

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Celebrating 15 Years of Integrative Medicine: The Body & Soul Story

 Where eastern medicine blends with western science to provide the most natural, effective solutions for your health The Founding of Body & Soul: A Healing Setting After coming to Shanghai from Germany in 1995, Doris Rathgeber initially faced the challenge of feeling lost and needing to find her place. Fortunately, Shanghai’s challenges often lead to opportunities and for Doris, this meant realizing her long-lost dream of becoming a doctor. After the long road of...

A Tune-Up for Your Body: Osteopathy and Prevention

Most people seek an osteopath when they have an injury or pain. However, osteopathy is most beneficial as a form of overall health maintenance. Osteopathy prevents worsening health and a variety of issues that come with restrictions in movement. Osteopathy is a form of holistic treatment which provides outstanding results when used preventatively as it optimizes the body’s natural healing mechanisms. It is harder to treat a problem once you have...

Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue worldwide, affecting some 40 million adults in the U.S. alone. Many expats in Shanghai struggle with anxiety. It is perhaps unsurprising given the fast-paced lifestyle, high pressure jobs and other stressors many of us face. However, anxiety is just a symptom. It is the tip of the iceberg, the manifestation of what is going on inside of us. It may show an emotional...

Staying Healthy on the Road

If you travel, it can be especially tough to stay healthy. Many Shanghai expats travel a lot for work (and fun!) and keep busy schedules. Sometimes this leads to poor health and pain from an overly sedentary lifestyle. If you don’t make time to build in some movement and exercise, your body will pay for it in the long run. Here are some tips for staying healthy on the road...

Conversations with Doris: Body & Soul through the Years

In this series, we share conversations with Doris Rathgeber, founder of Body & Soul – Medical Clinics. Doris arrived in Shanghai with her husband over 20 years ago. During that time, she received her degree as a doctor of TCM, started her family, founded the clinics, expanded to four locations, and much more. She truly feels “China has given me everything”. Finding Possibilities in Challenges When Doris arrived in 1995, she felt...

Meet our new Podiatrist Charlie Lau!

We are thrilled to welcome Charlie Lau, podiatrist, to Body & Soul’s multidisciplinary team. He brings the newest podiatry techniques to Shanghai and our patients. Charlie graduated from Auckland University of Technology, in New Zealand in Health Science – Podiatry in 2015. After 3 years of clinical practice, he furthered his education and obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Rehabilitation from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His experience...

Meet the Therapist: Julia Söllner, Psychologist and Personal Coach

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you came to Shanghai.

I’m from Hamburg, Germany. My boyfriend and I moved to Shanghai in late 2017. For me, it was a wonderful opportunity to explore living in a new place and yet return somewhere familiar, as my parents lived in Shanghai several years ago. I had visited several times and was familiar with Body & Soul. So, I was excited about the chance to work with the team here while my partner pursues his professional opportunity.

Meet the Therapist: Frank Fan, Physiotherapist

Tell us a little about yourself and your background.

I’m originally from Henan province. I came to Shanghai to study at Shanghai University of Sport and received my bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy/Sports Rehabilitation. I then went on to complete a master’s degree in Kinesiology/Rehabilitation Science from Shanghai Fudan University. I’ve gained many years of experience working in local hospitals doing a wide array of rehabilitation and physical therapy. In addition to working with patients, I participate in clinical research.