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Natural Solutions for Allergy Sufferers in This Outbreak Season

“I have a cough and running nose lately, does it mean I am infected by the new coronavirus Covid-19?” At this moment of winter to spring transition, we are facing allergy season along with a high incidence of influenza and the new type of coronavirus outbreak across the country, which is inevitably causing anxiety and fear among the general public. What are the symptoms of the new coronavirus Covid-19? According to the...

How TCM help manage your stress and stay healthy?

As we are facing the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak recently, people are living under travel restriction, suggested to work from home, and stay away from crowds. Both, employees and employers are stressed about the new regulations. Besides that, in this tough period Shanghai expats face many sorts of pressure, managing people and goals at work. It’s easy to see why many of us feel stressed. What is Stress? Western medicine describes stress as...

Enhancing your mental health!

Today we are entering into the 3rd week after The Coronavirus outbreak happened and with the measures to contain it (some preventive isolation) the concern about our health and the unknown about when it’ll be finished, most of us have experienced uncertainty, anxiety and sometimes fear. Right now more than ever we need to keep in mind that our mental health is very important to cope with the situation and to create a balanced and harmonious reality. I...

Is Standing Better Than Sitting?

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed.   We hear a lot of talk about the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle and we should all be taking this seriously. As far back as 2002, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that approximately 2...

Prevention and treatment of 2019-nCoV infection

Recently, the 2019-nCoV infection is increasing gradually all over the country, fortunately, the Spring Festival holiday gives people a precious time to isolate themselves. But the long holiday will be over soon. What else should we do after that? 1. 对于健康人群或疑似接触过患者但没有症状的人群来说, For healthy people or people who have suspected contact with patients but have no symptoms, 延长假期,国务院已经通告延长假期到2月2日为止,如果有条件的话,建议自行安排14天的隔离期更好。 To extend the holiday, the State Council of China has announced to extend the holiday until...

Better Sleep Equals Better Cardiovascular Health

This article is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a recent study or article and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. Medical professionals are becoming ever more aware of the importance of sleep to health. Recently, a study found that healthy sleep patterns were associated with about a one third reduced risk for heart disease and stroke. And,...

Addressing Back Pain: Physiotherapists’ Tips

As part of our series about treating back pain in Shanghai, Body & Soul practitioners will share how they address back pain and provide some valuable tips for those suffering from this common problem. Previously, Body & Soul’s osteopaths and chiropractor covered how they help with back pain. Today, physiotherapists John Zhong and Dong Yu offer tips to prevent and manage back pain. Resolving the Causes of Back Pain The majority of...

Osteopathy for Back Pain

As part of our series about treating back pain in Shanghai, Body & Soul practitioners will share how they address back pain and answer common questions. Today, Body & Soul’s osteopaths, Matthew Stevens, provide some insight on back pain relief from osteopathy. What is Osteopathy? Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine that focuses on total body health and the musculoskeletal system (joints, spine and muscles). Treatment aims to help the body’s...

In Sync with the Seasons: Winter Health TCM for Natural Winter Health

In wintertime the traditional Chinese Yin-Yang cycle reaches its Yin peak. It is the season of rest and passivity, during which nature reduces its activities. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recommends living in harmony with nature, therefore people should reduce their activity level during winter. In TCM, winter is related to the water element and associated with the organs kidney and bladder. The kidneys are the source of the kidney Qi which...

A Chiropractor Talks about Relieving Back Pain

As part of our series about treating back pain in Shanghai, Body & Soul practitioners will share how they address back pain, answer some common questions and offer tips. Herman Szeto has more than 25 years of experience in chiropractic treatment. He’s treated hundreds of patients in Body & Soul’s clinics throughout Shanghai. What does a chiropractor do? Chiropractors deal with the joints and help them to work the way they should....