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Celebrating 15 Years of TCM in Shanghai

The first Body & Soul location opened in 2003. So, how did an expat from Germany with a background in IT sales come to run one of the most successful healthcare organizations in Shanghai? How did Doris Rathgeber come to understand the Eastern approach to mind and body? And, what has she learned that might help Shanghai expats live the healthiest life possible? You came from Europe and after a short...

Improving Women’s Health and Lifestyle: Pelvic Floor Rehab

Perineology is a specialty dealing with the pelvic floor muscles and the three connected “axis” along the perineum (urinary tract/bladder, vagina/uterus, and rectum). The specialty understands this area of the body holistically, rather than looking at the organs separately. It effectively treats issues with urinary incontinence, constipation or diarrhea, or sexual pain/problems. Many times these problems are tied to pelvic floor issues, and often interconnected and accompanied by other symptoms...

Shockwave Therapy: Effective Pain Relief and Healing

Shockwave therapy offers effective, long-lasting treatment for certain chronic soft tissue issues and pain. Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to the affected spots. The energy promotes tissue regeneration and cell growth and helps reduce pain and increase mobility. It uses a direct transfer of energy around the area of inflammation or trigger point. Indications for Shockwave Therapy Radial/ulnar epicondylitis Calcific tendonitis of shoulder/general shoulder problems (frozen shoulders) ...

Liquid Nitrogen Treatment for Warts Now Available at Body & Soul

Freeze Off Warts with Cryotherapy Warts sometimes go away on their own, but it can take years. A better option is to schedule an appointment with our dermatologist or podiatrist (foot doctor) to get rid of warts and lower the chances they will spread to other parts of the body. Body & Soul now offers cryotherapy, an easy, convenient process to tackle this problem. We sat down with our dermatologist, Dr....

Pampering Your Body and Soul the TCM Way

Welcome to China, the birth place of Traditional Chinese Medicine, an ancient holistic approach for treatment and prevention of disease. Many westerners believe that TCM is specifically for the Chinese. Not so. In fact, TCM is increasingly becoming a popular approach in the west for children and adults due to its natural, safe and effective methods. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive medical system which is extremely effective in healing acute...