Since I’m pursuing a Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), some friends would sometimes ask if I can recommend any good TCM physicians. Truth to be told, I am a student studying TCM but so far, I haven’t visit TCM clinics unless I have an external injury.
I consume Lingzhi daily to maintain my internal balance. Coupled with sufficient rest (sleep before 11 pm – latest by 12 midnight) and a well balanced diet, I’m mostly in good health. If I fall sick, I’ll up my Lingzhi dosage to treat. Since a sick person needs rest, I’ll visit the GP (mainly) for the medical certificate (MC) as it is the only document recognised by my company to use my sick leave entitlement.
I’ll still take the western medicine but I’ll always take the minimal and only selectively. On top of that, I continue to take Lingzhi so that I will recover even quicker. Usually I’m up and about on the same day I see the GP and I completely don’t need to take the western medicine the next day.
Hence, the recommendations below are not from me, but from various sources. I have never visited them before. Do note that each individual’s body constitution is different (so does your illness’ symptoms) – so even if they have found these physicians’ treatments effective, you may or may not have the same experiences.
Usually good TCM physicians are known based on word-of-mouth (I hope I can reach to this level!). Thank you to my financial advisor for HongYi TCM HealthCare, Iris Reflex Wellness & Miu Jong Medical Hall, my colleague for Yong Kang Medical Hall, my friend for Chinatown Chinese Medical Center and my mom for Sian Chay Medical Institution.
TCM Clinics (in alphabetical order)
Chinatown Chinese Medical Center
Blk 34 Upper Cross Street #01-156
Tel: 6534 2919
Consultation Hours: 10 am – 8 pm (Mon, Fri); 10 am – 6 pm (Tue, Wed, Sat); Avoid lunchtime 1 – 2 pm; Closed on Sunday & Public Holiday
Physician: Ms Fu Ziyun 付梓云 (Masters in TCM)
My friend’s friend recommended her for gynaecology as my friend wants to have energy during pregnancy. I discovered that she is one of the part-time lecturers at my school, teaching the Chinese Medicinal Herbs module. On her name card, it states that she is also a mentor for clinical practice. Who knows? I might learn from her one day!
HongYi TCM HealthCare
16 Arumugam Road #01-03 Lion Building D
Tel: 6284 0897
Physicians: Mr Siong S.H. & Mdm Elyane Lau
As a couple team, Mr Siong specialises in spinal tuina, while Mdm Lau specialises in internal medicine (detects internal imbalances through pulse taking) & acupuncture.
Iris Reflex Wellness
101 Upper Cross Street #05-27 People’s Park Centre
Tel: [Appointments are arranged via his mobile no. As it could be his private no., please email me to ask]
Physician: Mr Su Bin
He specialises in the diagnosis of medical conditions through the iris (the colored part of the eye). Suitable for health maintenance and preventive care. You can go to him if you want to get rid of bad cholesterol in the blood and hidden cholesterol in the brain (stroke) and heart (attack).
Miu Jong Medical Hall
Blk 302 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #01-1844
Tel: 6458 8352
Physician: Mr Ong Ah Yong “Wang Ya Xiong”
He specialises in any type of sickness or pain. My advisor recommended him for fast and immediate relief, subject to the nature of your condition.
Interestingly, I found a blog that talks about him as the 4th generation of Wong Fei Hong’s disciple. He claims to know to how to do operations, including on animals, and remove bullets! I believe in what he said. How do you think his father and all the past Chinese people survive in China for 5,000 years before opening the country to the outside world for trade? Seriously, you gotta have skills beyond internal medicine, isn’t it?
Sian Chay Medical Institution
11 various clinics islandwide (Please check their website for the addresses, telephone nos. and physicians)
My mom & sister-in-law visit the Jalan Kayu branch regularly for tuina and acupuncture. Under my mom’s recommendation, my cousin also now visits them – she goes to the Geylang branch. Sian Chay Medical Institution is a 115-year-old charity organisation that offers free TCM consultation.
Medication and services like tuina and acupuncture are at a nominal fee for the general masses but I think they will waive it if a person is so poor that he/she even has problems with three meals (there are still indeed folks in Singapore like that…mostly eat rice or have only one or two meals a day).
As they depend on public and corporate donations to provide their services, so while you’re there, please also offer your generosity! It is because of people giving back to the community that they can continue their services till this day.
Yong Kang Medical Hall
Blk 78A Telok Blangah Street 32 #01-05
Tel: 6272 6400 (Please always call the clinic on the day itself that you’re visiting because they’re known to close, even though they should be open according to their opening hours. I’m not sure why the erratic timing!)
Physician: Dr. Ong Swee Ling, Ph.D. of Medicine (TCM)
I’d say she specialises in eczema. Just look at the number of patient cases she put up!
Have You Visited Any of Them Before?
Let me know what you think!