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Meet the Doctor: Marla Sulindro, TCM & Acupuncture

Marla Sulindro earned her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Shanghai University for Traditional Chinese Medicine, with a major in osteopathology and traumatology. Prior to that, she received her bachelor’s in acupuncture and tuina from Chengdu University of TCM. Marla specializes in pain management, musculoskeletal disorders and internal medicine. She uses an array of TCM treatments including herbal medicines, acupuncture, gua sha and cupping to help patients. Where are you...

New School Year, New You: Achieving Your Goals

As the school year starts and many of us return from summer holidays, we start to think of plans for the time ahead. Some will be starting a new job, or coming to Shanghai for the first time. And, many of us will be ready to settle back into a routine and think about things we’d like to change or accomplish. This is the perfect time to set goals, whether...

Are You Dehydrated?

Many Shanghai residents suffer from regular dehydration. Not drinking enough water is quite common. Here in Shanghai, we tend to sweat a bit more due to the humid, crowded conditions. Coffee drinkers or those indulging in an occasional glass of wine or a cocktail suffer from further dehydration due to the diuretic effects of caffeine and alcohol. Patients sometimes remark that they don’t like to drink too much water when...