Pediatrics

1) Background
The effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the prevention and treatment of pediatric diseases has generally been recognized by parents. TCM treatment for children’s diseases is safe, pain-free, whilst effectively relieving symptoms and enhancing children’s health. In order to broaden the scope of treatment of pediatric diseases, Singapore Thong Chai Medical Institution set up its Pediatric outpatient clinic in November 2020. Herbal treatment is provided, as well as external therapies such as pediatric massage, auricular beads and acupuncture. We aim to provide professional treatment suited for each child and to help them maintain their best health condition.

2) Panel of Physicians

Lead Physician: Teo Chun Huat (Master degree in TCM, Bachelor of Sciences in Biomedical Sciences)
Team Members: Lam Yun Shan
(Master degree in TCM, Bachelor of Sciences in Biomedical Sciences)

3) Scope of Treatment

Respiratory Disorders: Influenza, Cough, Bronchial Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis
Digestive Disorders: Constipation, Diarrhea, Stomachache, Poor appetite, Indigestion
Developmental issues: Bedwetting, Night terrors, Puberty issues
Others: Hives, Eczema, Excessive sweating

4) Treatment

(a) Pre-requisite for treatment
Pediatric Special clinic is suited for patients age 0-16
Please bring these for the first visit:
-Full medical report (if any)
-Current western prescription
 
(b) Treatment method
Herbal treatment: Herbal medication will be prescribed according to child’s illness and constitution.
Pediatric massage: Combining massage and acupressure for treatment and prevention of diseases. Suited for children age 6 and below only.
Auricular beads: Ear seeds are used to stimulate pressure points on the ear to help with a range of health issues.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture will be recommended depending on individual condition.