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Xiao Er Tui Na-Naked baby being massaged

Many parents in Singapore would be well acquainted with the likes of antibiotics, cough syrups, fever and cold medicine. However for children who frequently require medication due to coughs, allergies and digestive ailments, there is always the fear of overdosing with excessive medication. This has set some on the hunt for natural remedies that are safe and effective.

TCM views the body constitution of children as delicate as their organs are still developing, rendering them vulnerable to falling sick. But although they are susceptible to contraction and transmission of diseases, they are equally rapid in recovery and respond well to TCM treatments due to their dynamic physiology. Following a consultation using TCM techniques such as observing, hearing and smelling, our physicians can tailor a treatment plan that works best for your child’s condition. Apart from TCM massage, or Xiao Er Tui Na, Chinese herbal medicine and dietary changes may also be prescribed.

Childhood ailments that may be treated with TCM:

  • Asthma
  • Cough and cold
  • Digestive disorders such as poor appetite, bloating and constipation
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin conditions like eczema and hives
  • Sleeping problems
  • Weak eyesight


TCM massage for children, also known as Xiao Er Tui Na, is a massage therapy that aims to promote health and well-being of our children without the need to consume medication. It is an ancient technique which involves the stimulation of unique acu-points to regulate energy flow within the meridians to improve natural organ functions.

Benefits of TCM massage for children

  • Strengthens immune support
  • Improves sleeping patterns
  • Relieves colic and constipation
  • Improves motor development and muscle tone
  • Facilitates food digestion and absorption
  • Supports physical and mental growth and development
  • Weak eyesight

Related Links: What is Xiao Er Tui Na

TCM for Children is available at United Square 

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