Traveling to Singapore? Check Out These 3 TCM Clinics

It is believed that traditional chinese medicine (TCM) goes back to more than 5,000 years ago, and TCM places great emphasis on having a balance well-being of the patient (the yin and yang theory). Many people in Singapore, especially the elderly, still rely on TCM to resolve their health issue when they have few success with western medicine. For some, like my financial advisor, swears by using TCM only.

Singapore, a cosmopolitan city with a mix pot of western and eastern cultures, is in a good place. Combining the best of two medical worlds, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, one of Singapore’s largest multi-disciplinary hospitals, even has a TCM department to provide complementary care to patients.

For the uninitiated, TCM comprises of acupuncture, heat cupping therapy, tui na (a massage that targets trigger points to stimulate acupoints, meridians, muscles and/or nerves), as well as prescription of Chinese herbs (in capsules or packets of herbs). Some physicians also have the knowledge in orthopedics. If you dislocate a joint like an arm, they can “push” it back in place for you. Just be prepared to bear the pain. 🙂

Anyway if you are coming here for a vacation (and also with a medical condition), why not check out these TCM clinics? Well that is, you are game to deviate from western medicine and try it. Definitely a different experience that you can even brag about!

In case they do not accept walk-ins, it is always best to call and make an appointment before heading down to the clinic.

Disclaimer: Below are not endorsements of any clinics and in no way constitute the efficacy of your treatment. Your mileage may vary. I do not receive any remunerations from them.

1. Eu Yan Sang TCM Wellness Clinic

www.euyansangclinic.com

Eu Yan Sang TCM Wellness Clinic
Eu Yan Sang TCM Wellness Clinic at Chinatown Branch

Established 1879, Eu Yan Sang is a well-known Singapore brand that manufactures and retails Chinese medicine and herbs in Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Singapore. They also operate TCM clinics and you can find these outlets in town:

#11-02 @ Camden Medical Centre
Tel: 6732 0922
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard → Transfer to Shuttle Bus Service by Camden Medical Centre
English-Speaking Physician Available

#13-08/09 @ Paragon
Tel: 6735 8006
Nearest MRT Station: Orchard
English-Speaking Physician Available

Chinatown
273 South Bridge Road
Tel: 6223 5085
Nearest MRT Station: Chinatown
English-Speaking Physician Available

#04-37 @ Plaza Singapura
Tel: 6238 1801
Nearest MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut
English-Speaking Physician Available

#B2-79 @ Marina Bay Link Mall
Tel: 6634 7491
Nearest MRT Station: Downtown
English-Speaking Physician Available

We haven’t try Eu Yan Sang services before. Since TCM is a long-term treatment and we can speak fluent Mandarin, we locals rather go to cheaper ones like the other two below, or TCM physicians in our residential neighbourhoods for convenience.

2. Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution

www.chunghwamedicalinstitution.com

Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution
You can also learn more about the history of each landmark, like Chung Hwa Medical Institution, Toa Payoh Dragon Playground, on the Toa Payoh Heritage Trail.

Singapore Chung Hwa Medical Institution

If you are willing to travel out of town, from town to the nearest local residential neighbourhood is Toa Payoh, which is 3 stops away from Orchard MRT station on the North-East train line (in red).

Built on generous donations from the public and Singapore Ministry of Health, Chung Hwa Medical Institution history dates back to World War II. Seeing the need of the poor, it continues to provide free TCM consultations for the needy till this day (there will be a nominal consultation fee for those who can pay), and have also since expanded to include research and development in the TCM field.

Toa Payoh branch has various departments like typical in western hospitals for your specific health needs e.g. Ear, Nose & Throat, Internal Medicine, Oncology.

Toa Payoh (Headquarters)
640 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh
Tel: 6251 3304 / 6251 3428 / 6256 3481
chunghwa@singaporetcm.com
English-Speaking Physician? Please Call to Check

3. Bao Zhi Lin Chinese Medical Hall

Bao Zhi Lin Chinese Medical Hall

My family is a long-time customer of over 10 years and my mom is like his VIP. She books her appointment directly with him via his personal mobile number on WhatsApp, and consults him for almost everything for any health issue like back pain, eye pain, neck pain, ankle sprain, knee pain, thigh muscle ache, skin rashes, orthopedics, etc.

We even recently discovered that several sessions of acupuncture around her eye area, helps to lift the muscles…and guess what,

IT REDUCES WRINKLES!!!

Woah, never quite imagine that there’s a positive health issue by-product.

I don’t frequent Dr Wu Bin, since I don’t have much of a problem (YET). Last I remember Dr Wu Bin graduated with a degree from the prestigious Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, so you can be assured of his skills. As for whether he speaks English, please call to enquire.

Chinatown
10 Sago Street Singapore 059013
Physician: Dr Wu Bin
Tel: 6223 3826
Consultation Hours: 1.00 – 9.00 pm (Mon, Wed & Fri); 10.00 am – 9.00 pm (Tue, Thu & Sat)

Have you tried TCM before?
If yes, what made you do so? If no, why do you hesitate?

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