THE TCM WAY TO SLIM DOWN

Acupuncture, cup­ping, Chi­nese herbal medicine and even ab­dom­i­nal mas­sages can help you achieve a more shapely body in a safer, gen­tler way.

Herworld (Singapore) - - MA KUANG SPECIAL -

Crash di­ets, over-ex­er­cis­ing (week­end war­riors, that’s you) and be­ing hooked up to du­bi­ous ma­chines – these are the kind of neg­a­tive is­sues that come to mind when­ever the word “slim­ming” is men­tioned.

And even when you man­age to shed some inches with these meth­ods, it’s usu­ally a loss of ex­cess wa­ter and for the short-term, or you in­jure your­self from stren­u­ous ex­er­cises and then never set foot in a gym again.

To get a more svelte body with long-last­ing results, start off with a healthy body rst. This is why lead­ing tra­di­tional Chi­nese medicine (TCM) clinic chain Ma Kuang Health­care Group, which has been in Sin­ga­pore for 18 years, be­lieves in us­ing TCM to strengthen your body’s nat­u­ral con­sti­tu­tion and im­prove your health so that those ex­tra ki­los stay off for longer.

In fact, Ma Kuang even set up MKB TCM Well­ness Cen­tre – there are two in Sin­ga­pore – to help cus­tomers with weight is­sues and body well­ness. MKB of­fers con­sul­ta­tions with a Sin­ga­pore-reg­is­tered TCM physi­cian who can ad­vise you on the most ideal cus­tomised slim­ming treat­ment or a com­bi­na­tion of a few types, such as cup­ping, mas­sother­apy (tui na), acupuncture, scrap­ing (gua sha) and pre­scrip­tion of Chi­nese medicine. These are said to re­bal­ance your qi (your body’s en­ergy ow), im­prove circulation, and reg­u­late your body’s nat­u­ral abil­ity to get rid of ex­cess wa­ter, waste and tox­ins. When these are done, you can lose weight safely and ef­fec­tively. In par­tic­u­lar, when acupuncture is used for slim­ming pur­poses, it can also tar­get other health con­cerns you may have. The bonus: You’re free of the side ef­fects that medic­i­nal drugs could cause, in­clud­ing pal­pi­ta­tions and dizzi­ness. Plus, stim­u­lat­ing cer­tain acu­points re­port­edly sup­presses your ap­petite so you won’t have to re­sort to crazy, tor­tu­ous di­ets. (Ma Kuang physi­cian can also dish out di­etary ad­vice when nec­es­sary.) Other highly rec­om­mended spe­cial­ity treat­ments at Ma Kuang MKB TCM Well­ness Cen­tre in­clude Ab­dom­i­nal Detox Mas­sage, which doesn’t cause any dis­com­fort, as well as Ther­a­peu­tic Lym­phatic Bust Mas­sage, which is said to en­hance circulation and drainage in breast tis­sue.

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