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Feeling Extra Sweaty?

Everybody knows that sticky feeling in hot or stressful situations. You start to sweat, your hands are wet, wet patches form under your arms, your forehead starts to glisten. This form of sweating is a normal and temporary bodily reaction to an extreme situation. Of course, physical exercise, high temperatures and overly warm clothes also lead to temporary perspiration. We’ve probably all been extra sweaty this summer!

Stay Cool, Shanghai! (Bonus: Cool-Down Smoothie)

Temperatures are rising…Shanghai summer is here! Shanghai isn’t just uncomfortable in summer but can be a perfect environment for illness. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), heat and dampness are two pathogens that can affect the body and cause diseases such as headaches, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, dehydration, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and loss of appetite. Here are some tips for staying cool and healthy this summer: Work-rest-balance Traditionally, the Chinese get up and...

Travel Rx: Healthy Summer Holidays

Summer holidays are approaching and many will make the most of it and travel home or to some fun locations. Travel can be demanding on the body, especially when crossing several time zones. Nothing derails fun holiday plans more quickly than illness or a serious case of jet lag. Here are a few of the most common problems brought on by the rigors of travel and some tips and solutions. Jet...

Suffering from Swelling? Find Relief with Specialized Massage

Lymphatic Drainage FAQs As the weather heats up, those who suffer from swelling often find their problems worsening. Fortunately, lymphatic drainage can provide relief and encourage healthy circulation. Sarah Trost, physiotherapist at Body & Soul, assists Shanghai residents with wellness, rehabilitation and pain management. She specializes in manual lymphatic drainage for patients suffering from lymphedema. She shares how lymphatic drainage works and answers some common questions. What is lymphatic drainage? Manual lymphatic drainage is...