Traditional Chinese medicine

At 7 Aura, as part of our continual quest in promoting good health, we have collaborated with qualified TCM physician and acupuncturist registered with Ministry Of Health to provide quality health care and medical consultations, available on specific evenings starting July 2011.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which encompasses many different practices including acupuncture and herbal prescription, is rooted in the ancient Chinese philosophy and dates back more than 5,000 years in helping people throughout the centuries in healing various kinds of ailments. Today, particularly in Singapore and also many Western countries, the recent development in China has kindled an increasing public interest and awareness in TCM as an alternative medicine to answer the many medical shortfalls of current mainstream medical provisions.

TCM has a unique view of the world and the human body that is different from Western medicine concepts. It is based on the ancient Chinese perception of humans as microcosms of the larger surrounding universe, interconnected with nature and subject to its forces. The human body is regarded as an organic entity in which the various organs, tissues, and other parts have distinct functions but are all interdependent. With this, health and disease are related to balance of the functions.

Central in the TCM is the Yin-yang theory, the concept of two opposing, yet complementary, forces that shape the world and all life. And in it, a vital energy or life force called Qi circulates in the body through a system of pathways called meridians. Health is an ongoing process of maintaining balance and harmony in the circulation of Qi.

The TCM approach uses eight principles namely yin/yang, interior/exterior, cold/heat and excess/deficiency to analyze symptoms and categorize conditions. TCM also uses the theory of five elements (fire, earth, metal, water, and wood) to explain how the body works and how these elements correspond to particular organs and tissues in the body. From there, the corresponding treatment with herbs and acupuncture are prescribed to restore the balance in Ying/yang and the proper flow of Qi and thus, health.

JUSTIN TAN 陈健洲中医 TCM Physician
Offering consultations and services
including Acupuncture, TCM Holistic
Nursing and Comprehensive
Extravasation Therapy.
Opening Hours: Wed & Thurs 7.00pm to 9.30pm