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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: Dynamic China

China: Past, Present and Future In this series, we share conversations with Doris Rathgeber, founder of Body & Soul – Medical Clinics. Doris came to China more than 20 years ago. During her time here, she has completed her Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) training, started Body & Soul, and helped thousands of patients from all over the world. Meanwhile, she and her husband began their family here and have embraced life...

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) ...

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...

Emotional Luggage: Time to Lighten Your Load?

Evaluating What You’re Carrying in Your Emotional Luggage Transitioning to a new home as an expat is not only about the big and obvious things. Yes, you are coming to a new country, physically moving your belongings, and dealing with various logistics. However, and perhaps more importantly, the inner process in your mind plays a large role. As we say goodbye, move and begin the process of adapting, we may not...

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...