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Everything Changes – How Do I Stay in Balance?

  Nothing stays as it is and we and our lives are constantly changing - sometimes slower, sometimes faster. We deal with changing seasons, the usual ups and downs of our everyday lives, and occasional difficult times. Figuring out how to stay in our personal balance can be challenging at times, especially in the busy surroundings of Shanghai. The experience of imbalance is different for everyone. Some people get easily irritated or...

Acupuncture for Back Pain

As the final installment of our series on treating back pain in Shanghai, our TCM doctors share how acupuncture and cupping can aid in relieving back pain. Body & Soul’s holistic approach to health brings together the best of east and west to get you the best results. Many medical practitioners around the world now commonly employ acupuncture and TCM techniques for pain and other conditions. Fortunately, those of us...

Gaofang: Keep Your Body Strong This Winter

“If you get good Gaofang tonic in winter, you can kill a tiger in the spring.”   TCM does a great job addressing winter health and treating seasonal illnesses, due to its focus on strengthening the body to live in harmony with nature. Common winter ailments like colds and coughing can be effectively treated with herbal decoctions and acupuncture. Today, we’ll share how an ancient Chinese tonic can improve your overall health...

Getting Help for Back Pain in Shanghai

Back Pain: The World’s Single Leading Cause of Disability Almost 80% of adults experience back pain at some point. In fact, it’s one of the most common medical conditions and the leading cause of missed work. Those of us in Shanghai are far from immune to this problem. Online chat groups seem to be filled with questions about back pain and Body & Soul gets daily inquiries. Actually, Shanghai expats may...

Medical Massage and Tuina for Back Pain

As part of our series about treating back pain in Shanghai, Body & Soul practitioners share how they can help you if you’re suffering from acute or chronic back pain. Medical massage, and specifically TCM’s tuina, offers back pain relief and complements other healing treatments. Learn more about how it differs from your standard spa massage and what you can expect from massage treatment. Medical Massage as Part of Back Pain...