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Introducing the Basics of TCM to Think Global International School

One Wednesday, August 7th, Body & Soul put on an event for the students of Think Global International School. Dr. Joe Teh presented an “Introduction to the Basics of TCM” at the Body & Soul Lifestyle Center in downtown Shanghai. About 10 students attended to gain an understanding of TCM and how it could help them. Joe introduced the key philosophies behind TCM and its important concepts, from the whole body...

Celebrating 15 Years of Integrative Medicine: The Body & Soul Story

 Where eastern medicine blends with western science to provide the most natural, effective solutions for your health The Founding of Body & Soul: A Healing Setting After coming to Shanghai from Germany in 1995, Doris Rathgeber initially faced the challenge of feeling lost and needing to find her place. Fortunately, Shanghai’s challenges often lead to opportunities and for Doris, this meant realizing her long-lost dream of becoming a doctor. After the long road of...

Dermatological consultations with Dr. Guo

Dear Body & Soul patients, We would like to inform you that since Dr. Guo is no longer working with Yosemite Clinic in Pudong, we can offer extended clinic hours for dermatological consultations. Besides her presence in our Hongmei Road Clinic – Hongqiao on Thursdays, from 5 to 8pm, additional slots will be starting from the beginning of July. Please get in touch with our front desk staff so that we...

Meet Dr. Sara Laudani, Internal Medicine and Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition Specialist

Tell us about where you’re from and how you ended up in Shanghai. I’ve been living in Shanghai on and off since 2012 and love living in a city that feels like the beating heart of the world. I’m from Italy, born in Sardinia. I spent much of my adult life and did my medical training near Milan. We relocated to Shanghai for my husband’s job and also spent one year...

Liquid Nitrogen Treatment for Warts Now Available at Body & Soul

Freeze Off Warts with Cryotherapy Warts sometimes go away on their own, but it can take years. A better option is to schedule an appointment with our dermatologist or podiatrist (foot doctor) to get rid of warts and lower the chances they will spread to other parts of the body. Body & Soul now offers cryotherapy, an easy, convenient process to tackle this problem. We sat down with our dermatologist, Dr....

Meet our new Podiatrist Charlie Lau!

We are thrilled to welcome Charlie Lau, podiatrist, to Body & Soul’s multidisciplinary team. He brings the newest podiatry techniques to Shanghai and our patients. Charlie graduated from Auckland University of Technology, in New Zealand in Health Science – Podiatry in 2015. After 3 years of clinical practice, he furthered his education and obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Rehabilitation from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His experience...

Meet the Therapist: Juke van der Scheer, Physiotherapist

Juke has over 20 years of experience in physiotherapy in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and China. She specializes in women’s health issues and spinal problems such as low back pain. This isn’t your first time moving to a different country. Tell us a little bit about your path to Shanghai and joining Body & Soul. After starting my career and working for over 10 years in the Netherlands, my husband and I...

Meet the Therapist: Julia Söllner, Psychologist and Personal Coach

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you came to Shanghai.

I’m from Hamburg, Germany. My boyfriend and I moved to Shanghai in late 2017. For me, it was a wonderful opportunity to explore living in a new place and yet return somewhere familiar, as my parents lived in Shanghai several years ago. I had visited several times and was familiar with Body & Soul. So, I was excited about the chance to work with the team here while my partner pursues his professional opportunity.

Meet the Therapist: Frank Fan, Physiotherapist

Tell us a little about yourself and your background.

I’m originally from Henan province. I came to Shanghai to study at Shanghai University of Sport and received my bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy/Sports Rehabilitation. I then went on to complete a master’s degree in Kinesiology/Rehabilitation Science from Shanghai Fudan University. I’ve gained many years of experience working in local hospitals doing a wide array of rehabilitation and physical therapy. In addition to working with patients, I participate in clinical research.