1. Are TCM products suitable for me?
Ans: Generally most TCM products are suitable for mass consumers. However, as certain products may have medicinal attributes, it would be best to consult a certified Chinese Physician before consuming the products, unless you are certain about your physical conditions and the efficacies of the product. We welcome all related enquiries on our products as well as other TCM questions. You may contact our consultants online by filling up the contact form.
2. What important information should I look out for on TCM product labels?
Ans: All CPM (Chinese Proprietary Medicine) will have a unique approval number unless deemed as Health Supplement by HSA (Health Science Authority). Common things to look out for on a product packaging includes: source of product, content, and expiry date. Please also ensure that the security/quality seal are not tampered. Unfortunately, there are many products in the market from questionable sources. It is advised to be wary of such products and refrain from consuming if you are doubtful.
3. Should I consult a physician before buying TCM products off the counter?
Ans: It is critical to understand the products you are purchasing regardless of whether it’s for your own consumption or that of others. This is because everyone’s physical condition differs. Generally, TCM products require long-term consumption. Hence, it would be ideal to take it a step further by seek professional advice from a Chinese physician.
4. How would I know if a TCM product is safe?
Ans: Make sure the product is from a known source, and important details are clearly stated. Security / quality seal are intact. To be certain, it is best to verify with HSA (Health Science Authority).
5. What is TCM good for?
Ans: Like many other types of drugs and medications, proper knowledge and application are essential. TCM is one of the most versatile if not the best forms of treatment as it is backed by more than 2000 years of history and research. A dedicated, well-versed and knowledgeable Chinese physician can do wonders with the help of the vast TCM research archives that includes the treatment of even the most complicated conditions.
In recent years, TCM has achieved increasing recognition and accolades from all over the world. It is possible that a combination of TCM and western treatment may catalyse the healing process and enhance the results dramatically.
6. How long does it take to see results with TCM?
Ans: The timeframe needed to see significant improvement can be subjected to many factors, which include external and internal elements, the seriousness of the illness, individual physical conditions and lifestyle etc. Generally, TCM treatments may require longer duration as it is targeted at the root cause of the condition/s and not the surface symptoms.