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WELLNESS

It can be hard to ride the emotional roller coaster known as life, especially for expats living in an unfamiliar place. Some days, you’re flying high and loving this city, and then the next is the worst “China day” in living history. That said, it’s important to know there are *methods available in Shanghai [1] *that are* *proven to help you feel better. When the going gets tough, *ge...

The first few months of the new year often translate into being overworked and overscheduled. Coupled with the cold Shanghai weather, it’s no wonder it can be one of the most stressful times of year. Talise Spa at the Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Pudong offers a series of treatments tailored to help us manage until the warmer months finally come back around. For those who don’t live on “...

Rooted in Chinese culture and tradition for thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the most popular *alternative health therapies [1]*, and is becoming increasingly prevalent around the world. But it's not just herbs and acupuncture. From massage (tui na) and exercise (...

We're sure you've noticed, but the air quality has been pretty bad lately--with this morning being particularly dreadful. Detrimental air quality has become a common complaint throughout China; and ...

We’ve all heard the term “better get some beauty sleep!” But* *is there actually any *truth behind this old wives’ tale?* In December 2010, the British Medical Journal decided to find out. They carried out experimental research into whether or not sleep made a difference in the way attractiveness is perceived by others; the results were conclusive. They took two photographs of 23 people (aged 18-31), first after each had a solid eight hours’ sleep each night, then again after a l...

The first time I heard about “floating” was a few years ago, while visiting my parents in Flori...

When a headache or pain strikes we might automatic...

Every New Year there are resolutions we set; like go to the gym, detox or sleep more. For 2017, the...

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