• Feel your energy flow with traditional Chinese medicine for the 21st century
• Trustworthy practitioners perform acupuncture, cupping and other Eastern cures
• Go for the acupressure massage or try herbal medicine treatments
For anyone who’s ever been curious about acupuncture and other forms of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Singapore just might be the perfect place to try it. The discipline is still thriving in the city, with a number of trustworthy practitioners; combine them with ultra-modern facilities, and the result is clean and efficient TCM clinics for the 21st century. Founded in 1879, Eu Yan Sang has multiple clinics across the island, including outlets in Paragon Mall on Orchard Road and Marina Bay. So bring on your travel-induced jet lag, headaches, chest colds—all can be treated here with a range of Eastern cures. We love the acupuncture—we swear it doesn’t hurt, and the needles are sterile. (For first-timers, feeling the energy flow through the nerves can be a revelation.) Treatments last about 30 minutes, and include a thorough consultation with a doctor, who may recommend a combination of acupuncture plus heat therapy and cupping. And if you’re truly afraid of needles, go for an acupressure massage. The company also runs a chain of herbal medicine stores where you can buy high-quality medicines and herb-based cosmetics that target specific issues (anti-aging, inflammation, redness).
You can find multiple clinics across the island, but we recommend the one inside Paragon Shopping Center. It’s on the corner of Orchard Road and Bideford Road, near to the Orchard station. But, the clinic is closed on Sundays, so come in during the week for a healing treatment that will take you through the weekend.
EU YAN SANG: Multiple outlets including Paragon Mall, 290 Orchard Rd., #13-08; +65-6735-8006; euyansangclinic.com