Marla Anastasia Sulindro

TCM Doctor and Acupuncturist
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Marla Sulindro holds a Master’s Degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, majoring in TCM Osteopathy & Traumatology. She also has a Bachelor degree in Acupuncture and Tuina from Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Marla incorporates the use of herbal medication and/or acupuncture, gua sha and cupping in her treatments.


Stress management, sleep disorder, pain management for musculoskeletal disorder and Internal medicine

Doctor Type
TCM Doctor
Acupuncture, Cupping, Herbal Medicine, TCM & Internal Medicine, Tuina Massage
English, Mandarin
Hongmei Road Clinic
Attendance Time
Hongmei Road Clinic
Tuesday, Thursday: 09:00 ~ 20:00
Wednesday, Saturday: 09:00 ~ 18:00

Articles Written

Acupuncture for a Happier Period

Menstrual pain, or dysmenorrhea, is the most commonly reported menstrual disorder. More than half of those who go through menstruation experience this each month. Menstrual pain can be unbearable, but it does not have to be a painful constant every month as pain is not a natural part of the menstruation process. In fact, menstruation should be painless and accompanied by minimal pre-and post-menstrual signs and symptoms (PMS).   So…

Addressing the Safety of Acupuncture

In clinical practice, we do come across customers asking us questions regarding acupuncture treatment. In this Part 1 article, we will focus on addressing the following queries, so that you, our clients and patients, can have a peace of mind and better understanding on what to expect during your scheduled acupuncture session, especially if it is going to be your first experience with acupuncture. Is it safe? Acupuncture is safe…

Dealing with Covid in the Long Haul

What an experience as we rounded up 2022 and welcome 2023 with the easing of pandemic regulations, open borders without quarantine, ongoing covid infections, and continual necessary preventive covid care! In the past 4 weeks, many of us have been infected with Covid-19 and are on the road to recovery. Those who had COVID-19 might have sustained post-infection symptoms known by a variety of names, including “long COVID” or “long-haul…

FEELING tired? Ways to Help Recover from Post-Covid Fatigue

Symptoms after acute Covid-19 are highly variable and wide-ranging. The most commonly reported symptoms include (but are not limited to) the following: Respiratory symptoms Cardiovascular symptoms Neurological symptoms* Gastrointestinal symptoms Musculoskeletal symptoms* ENT symptoms Dermatological symptoms Psychological/Psychiatric symptoms Generalized symptoms* *Musculoskeletal, neurological and generalized symptoms are amongst the common complaints we have seen in the clinic. Fatigue or a decrease in overall energy and stamina is the highlight of complaints…

Introduction to TCM pediatric

“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” - Milton Berle Yes, the quote above expresses the ups and downs of parenting life accurately, unconditional love, endless care and dedication to ensure that our children are able to grow healthily, both mentally and physically, in a stimulating, positive and conducive environment. Therefore, coping with various childhood ailments is an ordinary occurrence for all parents throughout their children’s…

Introduction to TCM Pediatric:  4 Deficiencies

The 4 deficiencies lie within the Yin, Lungs, Spleen and Kidney Yin & Yang Qualities of Yin in relation to Yang are those that are cold, dull, fluid and passive motion. As mentioned, children have pure Yang constitution and Yang. Thus, Yin are relatively low due to the immaturity of body and consumption during growth (Yang process). Lungs The study of Chinese medicine pediatrics states that: Children’s exterior defensive mechanism…

Pain Management: Neck Pain and Headache

Under the large umbrella of pain management, one of the most common reasons patients seek help is for neck pain. The main symptoms are discomfort and pain in the neck region, radiating pain and tension to the shoulders, or tingling sensations along the arms down to the hands. Most episodes of neck pain are due to muscle or soft tissue strain, but can also be caused by sudden force like…

Support your child’s digestive system with Tuina (massage)

Pediatric massage is an external Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy which stimulates certain acupuncture points or bodily areas in children to alleviate and prevent pediatric conditions by facilitating the flow of qi and blood while simultaneously optimizing the organs' functions. Chinese pediatric massage is useful for treating children up to 8 years of age. However, the younger the child is, the more effective pediatric massage can be. For supporting children’s…

Tired, Exhausted and Running Low On Energy?

Interpretation of the TCM terminology 体虚 (tǐ xū): a sense of general discomfort, suboptimal health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), 体虚 (tǐ xū) is classified into four categories which differ in symptoms and treatment protocol. Take the time to peruse the following to see which category resonates with you. Qi deficiency General symptoms: Shortness of breath, easily fatigued, pale dull complexion, palpitation and chest tightness, low voice/tone, profuse perspiration during…

Unlocking the Healing Powers of Acupuncture

Introduction Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that has been in use for thousands of years. It involves inserting thin, sterilized needles into specific points located on different meridians to balance the body’s energy, stimulate healing, and promote relaxation. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the various benefits of acupuncture, the reasons why people might be hesitant to try it, and the different techniques and practices associated with…

What’s up with the ‘Glass Cups’ in a TCM doctor’s treatment room?

What is cupping therapy? Cupping therapy is a treatment of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which glass cups are heated to create a vacuum against the skin. It increases surface blood flow which results in resolution of pain and a sense of well-being. The overall internal flow of Qi and blood circulation is enhanced, stimulating anti-inflammatory effects and promoting tissue recovery. Depending on the cupping technique used, cups may be retained…