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Health and balance refer to conscious choices you make to ensure your mind and body are in harmony. A healthy and balanced lifestyle will provide optimal energy and improve how you feel overall.

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How to Achieve Pain Relief the Natural Way

Rather than putting up with physical pain for another day, here are some natural ways to manage and achieve pain relief.

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5 Easy Steps to Solve Peeling Skin on Feet

Have you recently looked down and noticed peeling skin on your feet? Give your feet extra loving care with these remedies.

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A woman placing her hands on her chest to check her heart murmurs.
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What Your Heart Murmur is Trying to Tell You

Heart murmurs are sounds produced by the turbulent flow of blood through the heart. Find out if it can indicate a more serious condition.

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In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the concept of health and balance of the body is based on the 3 Treasures’ philosophy. The shen (spirit) concept refers to mental activity, consciousness or thought, and governs all aspects of your physical being. Meanwhile, the jing (essence) concept is the constitutional and nutritional foundation of the body. Finally, the concept of qi (energy) describes the source of all bodily activity and physical movement, as well as the functionality of different organ systems.
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5 Acupressure Points to Stop a Runny Nose

Running out of tissues and patience because of that runny nose? Try these acupressure points to stop the downpour.

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Avoid These 5 Foods That Cause Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is a long-term and persistent condition. Find out what foods cause inflammation to help keep your health in check.

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The Dangers of Eating Salty Food

Regular consumption of salty food may put you at risk of hypertension, heart disease or failure, or a stroke. It can also lead to osteoporosis onset. Here's how to watch your salt intake.

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Can Crow's Feet Improve with Skincare?

Crow’s feet are a natural sign of ageing, though some of us may prematurely get these wrinkles around the eyes. Discover ways to help reduce their appearance.

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Ouch! 5 Ways to Relieve Pain from a Slipped Disc

People between the ages of 30 to 50 are extremely vulnerable to getting a slipped disc. The injury is a common cause of sciatica and back pain.

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How to Do Away with Preauricular Skin Tags

Whether you have preauricular skin tags on the ear is often due to genetics. If your child has this condition, prompt treatment is required to prevent them from becoming hearing-impaired.

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Colours of Phlegm in Throat: What They Mean in TCM

You're probably aware that the colour of your phlegm is a tell-tale sign of your health and type of condition you might be experiencing. Here's what the different colours of phlegm indicate.

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What Do White Spots on the Nails Mean?

White spots on the nails can happen to anyone. It can be a product of trauma, a fungal infection, or a sign of a health condition.

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7 Steps to Heal Achilles Tendinitis 

The Achilles tendon is one of the strongest cords in the body. But overuse due to repetitive movement can make athletes prone to Achilles tendinitis.

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Get It Straight: How to Treat Peyronie’s Disease

Peyronie’s disease causes fibrosis under the skin of the penis. Clinical and traditional treatments may help correct penile curvature and boost a man’s confidence.

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5 Steps to Straighten a Mallet Finger

A mallet finger is when the tip of the finger involuntarily bends inward towards the palm. Find out how to treat this injury.

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TCM aside, a healthy and balanced lifestyle ultimately encompasses good nutrition, sufficient sleep and rest, an established fitness routine, mental health awareness, quality relationships and other health-boosting factors.

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