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It can be hard to ride the emotional roller coaste...

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 ...

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 prevale...

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 peop...

The first time I heard about “floating” was a few years ago, while visiting my parents in Florida. Jet lagged, at 3am, I was scrolling through weeks of Instagram posts—catching up on life without a VPN. “Re-entered the womb today at a therapeutic float session” popped up, with a selfie of a well-rested, beautiful yogi friend. I had no idea what she was talking about, but I knew I wa...

When a headache or pain strikes we might automatically reach for the aspirin. To quit smoking perhaps a nicotine patch, or take pills for stress and anxiety. But what if you’re tired of all the drugs? Of course they may help, but pills aren’t necessarily the answer. Instead, why not explore the world of alternative therapies – which may prove more effective in some cases.  ...

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

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