On February 1st, Mandarin Inn hosted an enlightening workshop on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), presented by the experienced TCM doctor and acupuncturist, Dr. Marla Sulindro from the Body & Soul Clinic. The workshop provided the participants an interesting journey into the world of TCM, focusing on a holistic approach to combating stress and insomnia.
2月1日，Mandarin Inn举办了一场富有启发性的中医工作坊，由Body & Soul 的资深医生和针灸师Marla Sulindro主讲。本次工作坊为参与者开启了一段探寻中医世界的有趣的旅程，重点是一个对抗压力和失眠的整体方法。
TCM, with its centuries-old wisdom, offers a unique perspective on wellness and healing. It emphasizes the balance of body, mind, and spirit, viewing illness as a result of imbalances within this system. During the workshop, Dr. Marla first shared the TCM view on stress and insomnia. She explained the theory that these conditions are caused by imbalances within the five elements of nature: wood, fire, earth, metal, and water. By understanding the relationship between these elements and the organs of the body, the participants can gain a basic understanding of the root causes of stress and insomnia.
The workshop was not only informative but also interactive. Participants engaged in an interactive session where participants learned some useful take-home techniques for stress management and improving sleep quality. These techniques included breathing exercises and a set of stretching exercises, designed to promote relaxation and a sense of well-being. A curated list of suggestions for better sleep was also provided, outlining various habits and behaviors that could lead to a more restful sleep.
Auricular acupressure was another welcome session. Dr. Marla explained the ear points and demonstrated the technique of auricular acupressure. All participants had the chance to try it out themselves, experiencing its remarkable effects under the guidance of the doctor.
The TCM workshop was a wonderful experience for all participants. It provided a window into the fascinating world of Traditional Chinese Medicine, offering new perspectives on stress and insomnia management. This holistic approach to wellness helped participants enrich their understanding of daily healthcare, integrating the ancient wisdom of TCM with fast pace of modern life.
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