Thursday, 21 November 2019

Our TCM Physicians' Profiles

Dr. Ong Swee Ling 王瑞玲中医博士, PhD. of Medicine(TCM) Profile


                                 





Dr. Ong Swee Ling is a registered TCM physician with the Ministry of Health, Singapore.  She had obtained a Master Degree and Doctorate Degree from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China in year 2004 and 2007 respectively. Her mentors were Professor Ding Shu Hua 丁淑华教授, a renowned TCM ophthalmologist 中医眼科教授, Professor Huang Yu Liang王育良教授a well known TCM ophthalmologist specialist中医眼科主任兼手术室主任, Professor Gao Wei Ping高卫平教授 in Nanjing.

Dr. Ong Swee Ling had at least 18 years of clinical experience in Chinese Traditional Medicine.  She also had worked in Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre (situated at Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital) as an acupuncturist and subsequently at Tan Tock Seng Hospital @Jalan Tan Tock Seng in Acupuncture Department also as an acupuncturist from 2002 to 2004. During her stint in Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, she gained practical experience in the treatment for spinal cord injury, stroke, brain and neurological illnesses. She was invited by the Principal of Specialist Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre to become a TCM resident ophthalmologist physician 中医眼科医师on a part time basis from 2006 to 2007.  She had worked for Lee Kim Long Acupuncture Clinic李金龙针灸馆 as an acupuncturist in 2000 to 2002.  She was a council member of the Singapore Chinese Physicians’ Association from 2000 to 2002. She was also appointed as an honorary physician at Chung Hwa Free Clinic from 2000 to 2005.  She had tutelage on TCM oncology with Professor Wu Gui Zhu 吴贵珠 of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2006 and also Professor Zhao Ying Jie 赵英杰博士, who was then the Principal of Singapore Traditional Chinese Medical College, in Chung Hwa Free Clinic, Cancer Department (肿瘤组) from 2003 to 2008 where she gained valuable clinical experience on TCM treatment for various types of cancer. She had tutelage on TCM treatment for infertility, endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary syndrome with Professor Zhong Siu Mei (钟秀美教授), a well-known TCM gynaecologist (中医妇科教授) in Quanzhou, China in 2000. She also had tutelage on skin disease with Professor Zhang En Hu (张恩虎), a renowned TCM Skin specialist in Nanjing in 2001 to 2004.

She started her own clinic at Telok Blangah in April 2004. Since young, she had learned from her grandfather who was a traditional Chinese physician and had observed many clinical cases during her younger days.
                               
She is bi-lingual and conversant in English and many other Chinese dialects. She could speak Hing Hua dialect as her grandfather was from Fujian, Hing Hua province, China. She speaks Cantonese as her mother was a Cantonese. She could also speak a bit of Malay.

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 Wu Muzhen吴慕贞医师, Licensed TCM Physician & Acupuncturist (Singapore) Profile

                                                      
Wu Muzhen吴慕贞医师, Licensed TCM Physician & Acupuncturist (Singapore) Profile
Physician Wu studied Western medicine and graduated from the Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences (Guangdong, China) in 1988. She was a medical doctor with the Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Guangdong Shunde Leliu Hospital from 1988 to 1992.

Physician Wu graduated as the top student from the TCM Bachelor degree course conducted jointly by the Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine many years ago.  She was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine for her academic achievement.

After her graduation, Physician Wu went to China for a year to further her clinical experiences. Her internship was at the TCM Specialist Clinic, Shunde Hospital which is affiliated with the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. Under the tutelage of Professor Mai Xiujun, a renowned TCM doctor, Physician Wu gained experiences in TCM internal medicine and pediatrics and in TCM rehabilitative medicine, the recovery treatments relating to stroke, frozen shoulders and degenerative arthritis of the knees. She also had tutelage on TCM oncology with Professor Lu Jisen, a renowned TCM doctor based in Guangzhou where she gained practical experience in the treatment for various types of cancer.

Physician Wu has both Western medicine and TCM qualifications with competencies in the treatments of various illnesses. She took a course of English language for one year and is able to speak English fluently and can speak Cantonese dialect. She is a registered TCM physician with the Ministry of Health,Singapore.

吴慕贞新加坡注册执业中医师及针灸师
吴医师1988年毕业于中国广东中山医科大学,1988年至1992年在中国广东顺德勒流医院任西医内儿科医生。吴医师以第一名的成绩毕业于新加坡中医学院与广州中医药大学合办的中医学士课程,获得广州中医药大学学士学位及优秀学生奖。毕业后赴中国继续学习一年,分别师从广州中医药大学附属顺德医院名中医工作室麦秀军主任学习中医內儿科,在康复科学习中风,肩周炎,退行性膝关节的康复治疗。跟随广州名医卢集森学习中医肿瘤。
吴慕贞医师拥有中西医毕业文凭,擅长治疗多种疾病。吴慕贞医师能讲英语与广东话。

Reviews and Testimonials

Reviews & Testimonials 
Here are some of the Testimonials and Reviews of the effectiveness of our TCM Treatment and of our Physicians:

Reviews 1  Chronic Eczema 
I still remember that day was the worst eczema outbreak in my life that I first came to visit Dr Ong Swee Ling in Yong Kang TCM. My legs, hands and body were flared up with weeping eczema, even infectious with a swollen leg. 

I used to have eczema in late 20s, but after 4 years of seeing western practitioner and skin specialist, from normal cream to highest dosage of steroid medicine till one day the doctor told me to stop steroid medication for the side effects, though I still not cure with eczema, yet they have informed it cannot be cured. That’s where I realised their limitations.

Since then, I have stopped western practitioner and try TCM, yet I still cannot get rid of eczema. It became part of my life, and I can only desperately look for cure when it started to get serious. Till recently, I was told by friend to try this TCM who is specialised in treating eczema, and she did set my misery away.

Throughout the treatment, I was prescribed with her herbs, cream and moisturiser, also acupuncture and cupping. The progress took me about 2 months to heal almost 90%.  Based on my past experience, I was very satisfied with this progress, and it brought me hope and confidence in managing my eczema.

I would like to thank Dr Ong Swee Ling and her colleagues for taking good care of me during my treatment in Yong Kang TCM. How I wish I know you earlier, and so I hope to share this story to other eczema patient because I understand how helpless it was and same you are not fighting it alone.

Yap E C

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Review 2:   Re: Atopic Dermatitis, Skin Disease

I started having bad flare up on my neck and leg areas in mid 2015. I used to rely on topical steroids to ease the flare ups. However, the flare up reduced and my skin become thinner and dry after each application. Flare ups became worst when i stopped using the creams.

The flare ups started to spread to different parts of my body including my face and head. It was so bad that i developed Alopecia, a condition where your body losses hair. It affects several parts of my head and my eyebrows was completely gone. I was very down and didn't know where and who to seek help until my friends recommended me to try alternative medicine.

I consulted Dr Ong in Jan 2016. I was prescribed 2 sets or medication to be consume morning and night and weekly acupuncture. She also gave me a few creams. I was also advised to change my diet and avoided consuming in the list she provided. She also shared ways to manage a flare up.

The first few months was very hard for me, especially on the dieting part as i cannot eat what my family eat as Indian dishes has a lot of spices which is in one of the food in the list. I also avoided going out for a meal with my family and avoided attending weddings.

After about more than half a year, my condition got better but there was still some flare ups once awhile. My skin became less dry and I lost weight. I was able to resume my normal lifestyle.

My advised for someone who is unsure about TCM is to be open to trying out. The key to good recovery is to be patience (it takes time and effect of medication is slow but very effective after a few weeks) and proper management.

Nadhir

27 yrs old

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Review 3   Re: Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis

I had eczema since young and my health is not very good.  I had asthma and sinusitis when I was young.

I had seen GP and dermatologist for my eczema.  Before seeing Dr. Ong Swee Ling and physician Wu Muzhen.  I had seen 4 other Chinese physicians. But my eczema did not recover.

When I first visited Yong Kang Medical Hall, my eczema condition was really bad. I was feeling very cold and had to wear thick jacket even in the day time. My hands shivered () if I stretched out my hands.  I usually felt very tired. At night I felt super itchy. The skin of my fingers were so thin and it was always oozing. I was really dishearten as I thought no one on this earth can treat me.

I need to turn up for my school work every day as I was studying in polytechnic. After a few visits to Yong Kang Medical Hall, I began to see some improvement and I did not feel so cold and was less tired. My eczema was slowing getting better.  Therefore I began to have some confidence in their treatment.  Slowly, my dry skin and redness was lessen but my fingers were still fragile and oozing….not sure bec I was using too much steroid cream before.

After six months of continuous treatment, my skin has recovered.  I do not feel cold and my skin is not dry.

I feel that one must have patience and not to give out on TCM treatment.

Simon Lim, 27 yrs old

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Review 4   Re: Hair Loss

I had hair loss after I gave birth to my second child.  Slowly, the hair loss recovery.  However, after 5 years, my hair seemed to get thinner and thinner.  I have visited other places to treat my hair loss. It improved for a while but after sometimes, whenever I washed my hair, I could see some hair dropping off.
Upon recommendation, I found Yong Kang Medical Hall TCM clinic at Telok Blangah.  I had 10 sessions of treatments and I would see the results were much better than other places.  They said that hair loss is also related to stress, lack of sleep, anxiety and menstruation problems. 

I highly recommend Yong Kang Medical Hall Pte Ltd at Telok Blangah.

Please click on the following link to read more
https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/search?q=hair+loss

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Review 5   Re: Psoriasis

My mother is a Chinese and my father is a german.  I never believe in TCM medicine and I never go for Traditional Chinese Medicine.  However, my mother brought me to see Dr. ong Swee Ling of Yong Kang Medical Hall.  I was very reluctant to go but my mother insisted that i mush go.  

I had seem dermatologists for sometimes and my psoriasis did not get better. So, I decided to try out TCM.  I was very doubtful on TCM and did not like the acupuncture treatment too.  

Each time my mother accompanied there for fear that I would not go myself. After some time, I saw my psoriasis getting smaller and less scaly, I faithfully go for the treatment. I am happy to say that my psoriasis is gone.  

Emilia

Please click on the following link to read more
https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/search?q=Psoriasis

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Review 6  Re: Shingles 带状疱疹 

I brought many mother to Yong Kang Medical Hall to see Dr. Ong Swee Ling for her shingles.  My  mother was 80 years old and had shingles herpes zoster on her private parts. Although her shingles herpes zoster appeared cured externally, she had pain every night. She said the pain was so bad that she could not wear her panties. When the thighs rubbed against one another, she would have pain and discomfort. So, she didn't want to wear panties!

I was told by Dr. Ong Swee Ling that my mother had postherpetic neuralgia. she said this kind of posterpetic neuralgia usually happens to older folks and it is always after shingles had subsided. She was given 7-8 sessions of acupuncture treatment. Her discomfort and pain slowly went off.
I would strongly recommend Yong Kang Medical Hall Pte Ltd at Telok Blangah for Shingles treatment!

Anna

Please click on the following link to read more
https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/search?q=shingles
https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/2018/04/tcm-cures-shingles-no-burning-is.html
https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/search?q=various+stages

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Review 7   Re: Obesity, slimming

I was obese since young.  I often jog and exercise.  Sometimes, i fast for half a day.  I tried to eat a lot of vegetables and avoided carbohydrates such as potatoes, bread, maize, noddles and rice.  (although I love noddles since young).

I am in my 30+, so I decided to go for slimming programme in Yong Kang Medical Hall at Telok Blangah.  The physicians are very friendly and asked me to avoid supper and try to job under the sun until I perspire.

I had acupuncture and cupping sessions every time i went there.  After three months, I lost 15 kg.
I also realize that I am healthier and have less flu and cough.

I would like to recommend Yong Kang Medical Hall at Telok Blangah.

Patricia

https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/2018/04/obesity-and-acupuncture.html


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Testimonial 1   Re: Atopic Dermatitis, Eczema
I had eczema for almost 25 years and have seen western doctors and dermatologists off and on for the last 25 years.

I was actually very disheartened because my eczema seemed to get worse over the years. My eczema started from my hands and legs,  slowly it spread to my body and soles.  My soles were dry and cracked. I had to tip-toe or walked on my heel as my soles were very painful when I walked.  Now it even spread to my face. As I was in sales and need to meet customers every day. When it got worse, I cried. I was desperately looking for recovery recovery.  Fortunately, my friend introduced me to Dr. Ong Swee Ling of Yong Kang Medical Hall Pte Ltd.  I was treated by her and her colleague TCM physician Wu Muzhen and Yan Yanhua.  They were diligently attended to me, treated me with acupuncture, medicine and herbal creams. They told me that the clinic do not prescribed steroid and the creams also do not have steroid content.

I faithfully went for treatment for every week. After one month, I could feel that the heat in my body was lessen, the redness on my face disappeared and my eczema was getting better. I noticed that the  lesions on my fingers which was oozing on and off had stopped and began to from scabs.

I had full faith and confidence in their treatment and continued to go there for treatment as I wanted total recovery from my stubborn eczema.  The TCM physicians told me that they must treat eczema sufferers internally and externally in order for them to get well and be rid of eczema in the future.

I now recovered from eczema and feel less tired, less dry and more energetic.  I also can concentrate on my desk work better.

Thanks to TCM physician Dr. Ong Swee Ling,  Wu Muzhen, Yan Yanhua for their thoroughness, earnestness in attending to me.  I am grateful to them as I think it is really miracle that I could get well in three months with such a serious skin disease.

Here I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to TCM physician Dr. Ong Swee Ling and Wu Muzhen for the recovery of my long term eczema problem.

Desmond Kang

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Testimonial 2   Re:Wilson Disease
I started treatment at Yong Kang Medical Hall in April 2017. I was never a believer of Chinese medicine but a hurting and swollen knee that lasted for more than a year brought me here. 

Initially I was skeptical about how effective it would be but to my joy and happiness the pain subsided almost completely after a month. 

Now apart from the inflamed knee I also suffer from Wilson's Disease. In a nutshell my body is unable to get rid of copper and for 26 years this copper was slowly accumulating in my brain. This then affected my mobility. Slowly, I  my muscles were very stiff and I needed help from my parents to hold me when I walked.

So having seen the success of the healed inflamed knee I agreed to let myself get treated here. After 5 months of treatment, my neurologist could see a vast improvement in my muscles.

The physicians at Yong Kang Medical Hall also asked me to abstain from cold drinks! At first I was really reluctant but I've not had an icy drink since May 2017. My acupuncture sessions helped/improved my mobility and the tuina (拨筋j疗法)were a lot more tolerable once I cut off cold drinks. 

So overall I find myself in a much better state than 13 months ago! Thanks to the love, care and treatment by the physicians at Yong Kang Medical Hall. 

Linda Wong 


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Testimonial 3    Re:Atopic dermatitis,   Eczema 
I had eczema since I was a kid and I had it for the last 30 years. My parents brought me to see western general practitioner and they prescribed steroid cream for me. After a few years, my eczema got worse and I had it all over my body, hands, fingers, legs and thighs.  My skin was very dry and flaky.  My mother had to sweep the floor every day and told me that she could gather as much as half a bowl of dry flakes.

My mother was very concerned, she brought me to see a TCM physicians. My eczema did not get well in fact it flared up after taking Chinese medicine. They told my mother that the medicine was to clear the toxin and the flare-up was expected. My eczema did not get well at all. It still came on and off for about four months.  So, we tried another two TCM Physicians and yet my eczema and the redness did not subside. I felt very itchy at night and could not sleep at night due to the intense  itchiness.

I was introduced by a colleague whose eczema was healed after seeing Dr. Ong Swee Ling of Yong Kang Medical Hall Pte Ltd.  I was actually quite unwilling to try one more Chinese physician as my eczema did not get well at all.  However, my itchiness was very intense so I ultimately gave this TCM clinic a try.

To my surprise, I had a very good impression of the way and attitudes the TCM physicians shown me. They were very confident that they could heal eczema. They consoled us and told us that we must have patience and shared with us that they have treated many eczema, psoriasis, hives patients over 20 years and these groups of patients had recovered from their skin problem.

They assured us that their clinic do not prescribe steroid and all their creams are herbal base.  Somehow after seeing them, I had confidence that they could heal my eczema. So I continued to go for their treatment and could see the skin improvement gradually.  During the treatment, they continued to give me encouragement and assured me that I could get well.

Eventually, after about two to three months, I was able to be rid of eczema.  However, my eczema marks were still there.  They prescribed a kind of cream to reduce the pigmentation of my eczema marks.

I wish to recommend those who have eczema to give this clinic and their TCM physicians a try.

I also with to thank the TCM physicians in this clinic for helping me to be rid of my stubborn eczema.

Irene Wong

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Testimonial 4    Re: Hives, Urticaria 
I had hives for 9 months and have seen dermatologist since. I also did a blood test and allergy test. I was prescribed antihistamine “balastine”.  After some time, antihistamine did not work for me.  My dermatologist told me that there was a new drug called “Xolair” which was introduced to Singapore in Feb 2017.  The drug was very expansive which cost $1000 per injection.  As I was covered by insurance, so I had the injection. However, after one month the hives slowly came back and became worse. 

In total, I had 4 injections.  Each time after the injection, amazingly my hives totally disappeared. But after 4 weeks it slowly came back worse than before.  So I decided to seek TCM treatment.  I was asked to have acupuncture treatment every week and was given herbal medicine to take.   

My hives was very itchy and it came almost every day. It really disturbed me a lot and I could not sleep well at night. I was desperate, so I faithfully consumed the herbal medicine.  Gradually, I found that the occurrence of hives was less frequent and less severe. I really wanted to get rid of my hives, so I faithfully went to Yong Kang Medical Hall to have my acupuncture sessions.  Now, my hives are gone and it did not come back for about three months already.


Lim T M

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Testimonial 5    Re: Infertility
My husband was treated for psoriasis in Yong Kang Medical Hall at Telok Blangah.  His psoriasis has gotten better. 

My husband and I were married for about 7 years and I could not conceived since. So after my husband recovered from psoriasis, I requested to be treated.  I had confidence in Dr. Ong Swee Ling for her competency.  I faithfully took her Chinese medicine for three months.  I had my first child in 2012 and my second child in 2014. 

I highly recommend this clinic. They listen to your problems and are attentive.

From 
Margaret Tan  

Click the following link to read more:
https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/search?q=infertility

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Testimonial 6   Cancer
A patient had 5 types of cancer (Colon, Liver, Bladder, Lung and Thyroid cancer).  He had undergone 7 times of operations.  Today, he is still surviving.  He is a very optimistic person.  The followings are his advice for other cancer patients: 

I, Mr.Ong, had colon cancer, liver cancer and bladder cancer in 1999. I had surgery to remove the tumour, underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Until 2002, I had a relapse of liver cancer. I again went for surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. In 2004, I discovered I had lung cancer, I went for surgery. From 2004 till 2010, I was well. In 2010, I had thyroid cancer, I underwent surgery again. Altogether, I had seven operations. This year is 2011, I survive 12 years. During these years I took Chinese medicine such as jingsheng, codycep. Till now my health is still good. I can sleep, can eat and can pass motion (except for small illnesses such as flu).


I feel that “Disease not scared of human, human scared of disease” “病不怕人,是人怕病“.One must not hesitant and get treatment early. Cancer is not a terminal disease. So, don’t be discouraged. Our future is bright, One must maintain good spirit, most importantly, must be happy and laugh as much as possible, this will be good for the recovery.

,王先生,1999 年被诊断患上大肠癌,肝癌和膀胱癌,后经西医进行手术割除恶瘤,电疗与化,2002年肝癌复发,再度手术化疗与电疗。于2004年发现肺癌,又再手术割除。从2004年到2010年平安无事。到了2010年发现甲状癌也手术除小肿瘤,前后手术7,今年是2011,我已度过12年关。其间我有吃中药,泡参,冬虫夏草。至今,我身体还算健康,吃得下,得着,拉得出,一切还好(除了一些小病,伤风感冒外)。
我认为“病不怕人,是人怕病“。必须尽早治疗,当机必须尽早治疗,当机立断,不可拖延时间,以免耽误病情.我相信,癌症不是绝症。 我劝请癌症患者别气馁,前景是光明的。最要紧是保持心情愉快,多开心多玩笑,
多欢乐多大笑,对病情会有改善。王先生。


If you want to read more, click the following links: 
https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/2017/06/tcm-treatment-for-breast-cancer.html
https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/search?q=prostate+cancer
https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/search?q=old+man+survive
https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/search?q=brain+tumor ..................................................................................................................................

Testimonial 7    Asthma and sinusitis
My son was suffering from asthma and sinusitis, he often had cough and asthma attacks. We brought him to see Dr. Ong Swee Ling and Physician Wu Muzhen. He has since gotten better and seldom has asthma attacks. They also recommend Child Therapeutic massage for my son.  I think it helps to strengthen his lung.

We highly recommend Yong Kang Medical Hall TCM clinic at Telok Blangah St. 32. The physicians are attentive to my questions and the staff there are courteous. Their herbs are effective. I would like to express my gratitude to the clinic and its team. 

Azhan

https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/search?q=sinusitis

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Testimonial 8  Re: Cough and Phlegm
I have visited Yong Kang Medical Hall TCM clinic for years. My kids are willing to take their cough syrup. Their  syrups were effective in reducing the cough and phlegm. We always try to go to the clinic during weekdays where the waiting time is not too long.
Their staff are polite and the physicians are attentive and provided excellent advice. I highly recommend them!

Mrs Lim W F

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Testimonial 9    Re: Shingles
I highly recommend Yong Kang Medical Hall TCM clinic. My mother was suffering from excruciating pain from shingles especially at night. I brought her to the clinic. Physician Wu was a very kind lady. She attended to her and did acupuncture for her. My mother got well after 6 sessions. 

They have a good team. They were a few TCM physicians and they are all good in the treatment for shingles.

Miss Lieu Y H

https://drongsweeling.blogspot.com/search?q=shingles


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Disclaimer:
The information and recommendation in this blog are true to the best of my knowledge. There is no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary depending on individual cases.


Address:
Yong Kang Medical Hall Pte Ltd.,
Blk 78A, Telok Blangah St 32, #01-05,
Singapore 101078.
Tel: 62726400,
HP: 96635600
Website:
www.drongsweeling.blogspot.com
www.DrOngTCM.com

Email: ong.swee.ling@gmail.com





Sunday, 16 December 2018

Where to look for TCM Physicians who can treat Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia?


TCM Doctor Treat Shingles, Postherpetic Neuralgia Recover Fast

TCM Physician Chinese Doctor Treatment for Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Postherpetic Neuralgia 带状疱疹(生蛇) 

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. After the chickenpox infection recovered in a person, the virus may live in the body nervous system for years before reactivating as shingles. Shingles may also referred to as herpes zoster.

TCM believes that besides viral infections, there is inner heat too. TCM Chinese Medicine is used to expel the inner heat and toxin in the body. Most of my patients were given Chinese anti-toxic oral herbal medicine and herbal plastering (many other physicians use joss sticks to burn the head of shingles but our TCM physicians do not need to do skin burning). Shingles Herpes Zostor can get well within 6 to 8 days depends on the how big the affected area and the seriousness of the shingles.

An elderly lady, age 82, came with 5 other members of her family.  All them including the daughters and sons looked very anxious. They did not know what the mother was suffering from. The patient complained of pain at her lower body, her buttock and her private part. She said that those areas were very painful and itchy. She could not sit down.  I looked at the affected areas. The skin was reddish and there were a lot of shingles with pus spread over a big area. They told me that the shingles erupted very fast within only a few days. I told them to buy her a swimming float for her to sit as the shingles were all around her lower body. They told me that they had already bought a car tyre to let her sit as she is very big and heavy. 

I prescribed some TCM herbal medicine for her to wash the shingles and to apply externally. I also prescribed two weeks of TCM oral medicine(powder type, no need to brew).  After two weeks, the daughter came to tell me that the mother got well and had no more pain and itch.






 



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                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukfCHd1tfWI&t=15s






OUR CLINIC HAVE SPECIAL PRESCRIPTIONS AND METHODS TO TREAT SHINGLES.

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Case (1) 
A young man, age 23, came to see me. He had shingles Herpes Zoster on the left waist. He did not know what happened to him. He observed that the rashes spread very fast and over a bigger area. Within a few days, his shingles became very red and itchy. 

I prescribed for him TCM oral medicine herbs (powder type, no need to brew) and herbal plastering.  The herbs are to expel toxins and reduce the redness and pus in the shingles herpes zoster. His case was more serious and it took him 16 days to fully recover. During those 16 days, he could still go to work and did not feel too itchy. 


A young man with shingles herpes zoster on his waist (serious)

                          Shingles Herpes Zoster getting better

Shingles Herpes Zoster healed
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Case (2) 
A 65 year-old Chinese man came to see me. He had shingles herpes zoster on his chest and his back. Initially, he did not realize that the skin rash was shingles (带状疱疹 生蛇).  According to him, the shingles Herpes Zoster spread very fast. Within 2~3 days he realized that the rash at his back was reddish and itchy. He could not sleep well at night as it was itchy and painful. I treated him with TCM medication and TCM herbal plastering. He came to me every day for the first three days for TCM herbal plastering (no burning of skin was necessary). Within 10 days the Shingles Herpes Zoster healed and the itchiness was gone.

Shingles Herpes Zoster 


Shingles Herpes Zoster healed

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Another Case of Shingles Herpes Zoster  on chest area

Onset of Shingles Herpes Zoster 

Shingles Herpes Zoster healed
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Case (3) 
A man, age 48 year-old, came to see me. He had shingles Herpes Zoster on his chest and his back. Initially, he thought that he had rashes. He ignored it. But the rashes became painful and itchy. In about 3~4 days, the rashes became more and more.  He could not sleep well at night as it was itchy and painful. He and his wife came to see me, they both looked very worried. I told them these are shingles Herpes Zoster (带状疱疹or 缠腰精) and he could get well in 8~10 days time. They still were worried as he could not go to work as the shingles bothered him a lot.

I treated him with TCM medication and TCM herbal plastering. He came to me every day for the first three days for herbal plastering (we do not need to do burning of skin). Within 10 days the shingles Herpes Zoster healed and the itchiness was gone.


                              A man with onset of Shingles herpes zoster

                            A man with shingles herpes zoster getting better

Shingles herpes zoster subsided

  
Shingles herpes zoster healed
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Case (4)
One woman, age 31, had shingles Herpes Zoster on her waist.   She felt itchy and painful. Her condition was not so bad as it just started on the waist and she soon realized it was shingles herpes zoster. She came to see me and I prescribed TCM Chinese medicine (powder form, no need to brew) for her to take and some herbal medicine to wash the shingles herpes zoster and TCM herbal plastering to paste on the shingles Herpes Zoster.  She got well about a week later.

A woman with Shingles herpes zoster on her waste



Shingles herpes zoster already healed
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Case (5)

Shingles Herpes Zoster on the Hand

A man, age 65, came to see me one day. He showed me his hand and said that he did not know what happened to his left hand and it was very painful and itchy.

I looked at his left hand which was swollen and there were big blisters and pus on it.  It is indeed very rare to have shingles herpes zoster on the hand. I treated him with TCM Chinese medicine and plasters. The shingles herpes zoster was healed in 8 days. The swell subsided and the hand appeared normal again.
  

A old man having Shingles Herpes Zoster on his fingers
Note: swelling had subsided too.

Typical Shingles Herpes Zoster 

            
                 Shingles Herpes Zoster getting better
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Shingles on the Arm
Shingles appear on the arm is very rare.  A man came to our clinic complaining he has shingles on his arm.  It happened only a few days. It spread to his whole arm with red blisters filled with yellow/white fluid inside. It was very painful for him.  He took Western medicine "Acyclover", but the redness and blisters did not seem to go away.  So he came to our clinic to seek alternate treatment.  His case recovered very fast (about a week).



There was another young kids, 10 yrs old, also had shingles on his arm came with his father to our clinic. The shingles appeared in his whole arm with red blister filled with yellow fluid too.  However, he also recovered very fast (also about a week).  Though he was very young, he was prepared to have acupuncture and take herbal medicine.This was because we told him that acupuncture is less painful than the pain of shingles. 

Although we have seen a number of cases of shingles appearing on young kids, but these kind of cases were very rare. Normally, shingles seldom attack young kids. Cases like these are very rare.


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Shingles on the Forehead and Around the Eyes
Shingles on the Arm
A woman came to see me. She had the shingles Herpes zoster on her forehead for five days already. Initially, she thought it might be skin allergy. As the days passed by, she felt pain and itchiness on the forehead.  She felt very uncomfortable and could not sleep well at night. Her vision was slightly blurred. After a few treatments (about 4 days) from me, she said that the uncomfortable feelings were better and her eye vision was clear again. Her shingles got well after 8 days.  Usually, shingles Herpes Zoster do not affect vision and when shingles healed, the eye-sight recovered.

There were also a number of cases of shingles herpes zoster which grew around the eye (usually on one side of the eyes) where vision were slightly blurred during the onset of shingles.  When the shingles get well, the vision became clear again.  So, do not worry if you have shingles herpes zoster on or around the eyes area.
  



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Shingles Herpes Zoster on the Chest

An elderly lady came to see me and looked very worried. She said she had shingles herpes zoster on her chest area. They were hot sensation on the shingles herpes zoster area. They were painful, itchy and very uncomfortable.  She could not sleep well at night. After a few sessions of acupuncture treatments and TCM medication (about 6 days), the shingles herpes zoster subsided and she got well, no more pain and itchiness.




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Shingles Herpes zoster on the Waist 

                         Shingles Herpes Zoster on the waist


                              Shingles Herpes Zoster with pus


                     Shingles herpes zoster on the waist with pus

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Shingles Externally Healed But Pain Still Persists
Postherpetic Neuralgia  ( 带状疱疹后遗症 )

There were a number of patients who came to our TCM clinic and these people are suffering from Postherpetic  Neuralgia.

Postherpetic Neuralgia is a complication of shingles, which is caused by the chickenos (herpes zoster) virus. Postherpetic Neuralgia affects nerve fibers and skin, causing burning pain that lasts long after the rash and blistersof shingles disappear.

If Postherpetic Neuralgia is untreated, the person may continue to suffer pain and burning sensation for long period of time which may run into years. However, Postherpetic Neuralgia are limited to the area of skin where the shingles outbreak first occurred-most commonly in a band around your trunk, usually on one side of your body.  However, Postherpetic Neuralgia only happens on elderly patients presumably their constitution is weaker.

When do you know it is postherpetic Neuralgia?
Answer:
1) Pain that lasts 3 months or longer after the shingles rash has healed. The associated pain has been discribed as burning, sharp and jabbing or deep and aching;
2) Sensitivity to light touch. People with the postherpetic neuralgia condition often can't bear even the touch of clothing on the affected skin (allodynia);
3) Itching and numbness. Less commonly, postherpetic neuralgia sometimes caused an itchy feeling or numbness.






                              Shingles Externally Healed But Pain Still Persists 


  Postherpetic Neuralgia  ( 带状疱疹后遗症 )
               
An 85 years old man came to see me and complained that he suffered from shingles herpes zoster for one month. He had seen a western doctor (GP) at the onset of shingles herpes zoster. He was prescribed amitriptyline HCL 10 mg, Codeine Phosphate 30 mg, "Augmentin" Amoxicillin trihydrate (Potassium clavulanate)".  He said now his shingles herpes zoster seemed to have gotten well externally. But he still has pain especially at night and needed to take painkiller. He said the pain was very disturbing during the night; it felt like ants were wriggling under the shingles herpes zoster. He had to take painkiller every day. 

I told him that the discomfort and pain can be cured by acupuncture and herbal plastering. No burning of skin is necessary. Most people got well within a week (or less in some cases). He came every day for 6 days and gradually the pain and discomfort disappeared.

These kinds of experiences are told by many patients who suffered from shingles Herpes zoster. Some of them (especially the elderly people) suffered for months (even years), not knowing what to do.

When I was working in Tan Tock Seng Hospital as an acupuncturist (over more than 10 years ago), an 80 years old woman was brought in by her daughter to see me. The woman had shingles herpes zoster on her private parts. Although her shingles herpes zoster appeared cured externally, she had pain every night. She said the pain was so bad that she could not wear her panty. When the thighs rubbed against one another, she would have pain and discomfort. So, she didn't want to wear panty!

When she came to see me at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (I was working there as an acupuncturist), she did not wear any panty. I gave her 7-8 sessions (roughly what I could recall) of acupuncture treatment. Her discomfort and pain slowly went off.

At my own clinic now, I see many such cases every month and these patients are happy with the results. Normally, it takes 5 to 7 days to get well depending on the severity of the shingles herpes zoster. At the onset of shingles herpes zoster, we also give TCM herbal medicine as it helps to cure the shingles herpes zoster faster.

Chinese traditional medicine (TCM) believes that besides virus attack, it is also due to poorer immunity and "heatyness" in the body. So, we would advise patients not to take "heaty" and "toxic" food during the onset of shingles herpes zoster and also at least one month after the recovery of shingles herpes zoster ( 带状疱疹  生蛇 ).  

Various Stages of Shingles Herpes zoster:
1). Become red, painful and itchy, worse at night;
2). Next, form blisters with fluid or pus; colour turns transparent or yellow or green; still painful and itchy;
3). Gradually, it turns black and dried and forms scabs; 
4). Scabs drop off itself and healed; no more pain and itchiness. All these likely to take 6 to 7days to get well if shingles herpes zoster sufferer takes TCM Chinese herbal medicine, apply herbal plastering and acupuncture.  Otherwise it will take longer.


Contact: Dr. Ong Swee Ling  Ph.D of Medicine (TCM)
Email: ong.swee.ling@gmail.com,
Email: yongkangmedicalhall@gmail.com
                                   
Clinic address: Yong Kang Medical Hall Pte Ltd., 
Blk 78A, Telok Blangah St 32, 
Singapore 101078.
Tel: 62726400
Mobile: 96635600 (Text and Appointment only)
                                  
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Forty Types of illnesses/cases    
1) Skin diseases—Eczema (湿疹), Atopic Dermatitis(变应性湿疹);  
2)  Hidradenititis Suppurativa (化脓性汗腺炎);
3)  Hives, Urticaria (麻疹);
4) Shingles (带状疱疹), Herpes Zoster, Postherpetic Neuralgia (带状疱疹神经痛);
5) Acne, pimples (痤疮), rosacea, Seborrheic Dermatitis (脂溢性皮炎;
6) Psoriasis (银屑病);
7) Hair Loss (脱发), Alopecia Areata (鬼剃头), Baldness (光秃);
8) Weight management ( 体重管理 ), Obesity ( 肥胖 ), Slimming (减肥);
9) Retinitis Pigmentosa RP (视网膜色素变性), Night Blindness (夜盲症), 
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     13)  Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS (过敏性肠综合症);
     14)  Infertility (不孕不育) , Menstrual Pain (经痛), Irregular Menstruation (月经不调), Amenorrhea (闭经);
 15)  Polycystic Ovary Syndrome PCOS (多囊卵巢综合症), Cervical Polyps (宫颈息肉),
             Endometriosis (子宫内膜异位症),Fibroids (子宫肌瘤;)
     16)  Cancer (肿瘤癌症)- Lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, nose cancer, 
            breast cancer, womb cancer, ovary cancer, stomach cancer;
      17)  Sprain and Injuries (铁打损伤);
      18)  Back Pain (Lumbo-Sacral Spondylosis)(腰痛,椎间盘压迫症), 
      Neck Pain (Cervical Spondylosis)(颈项痛颈椎病);
      19)  Knee Pain (膝盖痛), Swollen Knee (膝盖肿痛);
      20)  Child Therapeutic Massage (小儿推拿), Persistent Cough (久咳);
      21)  Poor appetite (胃纳不佳) for Adults and Children;
      22)  Asthma ( 哮喘 ), Sinusitis (鼻窦炎 ), Rhinitis (鼻炎), Breathing Difficulties  (呼吸困难);
      23)  Rheumatoid Arthritis (类风湿关节炎), Osteoarthritis (骨性关节炎), Arthritis (关节炎);
      24)  Constipation (便秘) for Adults and Children;
      25)  Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Diabetes (糖尿病);
      26)  Hypertension (高血压);
      27)  Urinary Infection (尿道感染), Frequency of Urine (尿频);
      28)  Insomnia (不寐 ), Anxiety (焦虑), Depression (忧郁症);
      29)  Goiter (瘿瘤), Hyperthyroidism (甲状腺亢进), Hypothyroidism (甲状腺低下 ).

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