Organs in TCM Are Different From Organs in Western Medicine—Here’s Why

By Vibrant Dot Staff It can be really confusing when two different things share the same name. For example – although both are called “spleen”, it refers to completely different parts of the body in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Western medicine. The spleen in Western medicine is an organ in anatomy while the spleen

3 Traditional Methods to Prevent Hair Loss

Produced by New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) Young people can also suffer from hair loss. A young man once asked me, “My father and grandfather are bald, will I also be bald?” This is possible. So how can you avoid baldness? Does baldness run in the family? If you see a receding hairline on both

Scoliosis: What Causes It and 3 Ways to Improve Your Posture

Edited by Mu Jian Having an incorrect posture while lying down, sitting, or standing can cause scoliosis over a long period of time. For instance, using your mobile phone while lying down can lead to injuring your spine. Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person has a S-curved spine instead of a naturally

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Cruelty-Free Brands for Your Beauty Stash

In a world that’s calling for a larger step up for human rights and compassion, you can do the same by making ethical consumer choices when shopping. Generally speaking, a brand is cruelty-free when it does not do any testing on animals, which often results in blindness, poisoning and death for the animals that it

7 Essential Vitamins That Are Good For Skin (To Eat and Apply)

Good skin comes from the inside, and that requires proper nutrition. Just before we drown ourselves in a long list of greens and tropical fruits, shall we do it the ABC way? It is wise to start from identifying and understanding the skin-benefiting vitamins. Are you ready for the beauty breakdown? Grab yourself a lemonade

Understand Your Skin Type and What Should You Feed Your Skin

Understand Your Skin Type and What Should You Feed Your Skin

Skincare isn’t solely about applying products. A holistic skincare routine is done both externally and internally. In spite of how much products you apply on your skin externally, let’s agree that a healthy and nutritious diet is the foundation for healthy-looking skin. The tricky part is that diet is pretty much a customised eating handbook;

Natural Ingredients for Healthier Skin

10 Natural Ingredients for Healthier Skin

We are most fortunate to live in the era when scientific technology advancement happens faster than ever. The fact is (if you haven’t already noticed) skincare brands are constantly trying to beat each other in terms of research and development. Say if a brand successfully introduced a product line based on a specific ingredient and

Banana Diet

Fancy a Well-Shaped Body and Radiant Skin? Try the ‘Banana Diet’

The Banana Diet has become a hit in Japan in recent years. Eating bananas not only helps with weight loss, but also reduces the waistline, relieves constipation and improves skin. Despite such ideal results, the effect of the Banana Diet depends on when and how you eat this fruit. A famous gastroenterologist in Japan, Dr

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10-step Korean skincare routine: What is it and how to do it?

When you are watching Korean dramas, have you ever wondered why they have such flawless and youthful skin? In real life, many of them don’t look like their age even without makeup. Well, it is not a secret that Koreans are culturally obsessed with healthy skincare nationwide, be it men or women. The 10-step routine

Mindfulness and Meditation Could Help You Thrive Despite Adversity

How Meditation Can Help You Overcome Adversity

Imagine being trapped in a cave, unsure if any help will arrive. Fear and despair have begun to well up. “Is there still hope of survival?” you think to yourself. That was the situation twelve Thai boys and their football coach found themselves in, in 2018. Trapped in a flooded cave complex for over two

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sunscreen

The Do’s and Don’ts of Sunscreen

Most of us believe (even until now) that we only need to wear sunscreen to prevent extreme sunburn, which explains why we only apply it when we are heading to the beach or outdoor swimming pools. The fact is – that’s 100% not true!  Do you know that 90% of our skin “sins” are related

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5 Alternatives to Moisturizer When The Weather is Hot and Humid

By Vibrant Dot Staff Located just above the equator, we experience the typical tropical climate all year round, where the weather stays hot and humid. Especially when the heat wave hits, our usual cream type moisturizer might seem too heavy, leavi ng a tacky layer that sits on top of the skin. We might as

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All About Cancer (Part 1):

According to the Singapore Cancer Society, about 37 Singaporeans are diagnosed with cancer every day. The World Cancer Report states that there were approximately 14 million new cases of cancer in 2012, and this is expected to rise by 70 percent over the next two decades. With this alarming trend, the fear of developing cancer

The Hidden Dangers of Overeating

Older generations say: “Eat only until you are 70 to 80 percent full.” It sounds simple, but it may just be part of the solution to fatty liver syndrome. Fatty liver syndrome, as the name suggests, is the accumulation of fat in the cells of the liver that can sometimes damage liver cells. The damage


Lowering Cholesterol—The Traditional Chinese Medicine Way

According to the 2010 National Health Survey, about one in six (17.4 percent) Singapore residents aged 18-69 years have high cholesterol. Can traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) keep cholesterol levels down? Here’s Taiwanese physician Dr Hu Naiwen’s take on combating high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a type of fat present in our body, and it is essential

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The Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach to Nutrition

What is nutrition? The ancient Chinese understanding of “nutrition” is completely different from that of modern medicine. In ancient China, the word for nutrition, yinyang (营养), was used as a verb instead of a noun. It was used to describe how a specific drug or food nourishes or benefits (有益) the body’s qi and blood.

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Dr Hu Naiwen: Seeking Wisdom From Traditional Chinese Medicine

By Vibrant Dot Staff Our modern, sedentary lifestyle has placed us at an increased risk of chronic diseases. But can we control or even prevent their onset? These questions and more were addressed at a health talk on chronic diseases organised by the Epoch Times (Chinese edition), which was held on 2 July 2016 at

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