The Science Behind 140-Year-Old Traditional Chinese Medicine Group Eu Yan Sang
Most Singaporeans should be familiar with the name Eu Yan Sang TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Clinic. With over 20 TCM clinics islandwide, the health and wellness group has grown to become a household name over the years.
Founded by Eu Kong and brought to further heights by his son Eu Tong Sen—who has a street in Singapore named after him—the 140-year-old brand is a trusted provider for quality herbs and natural remedies.
Eu Yan Sang operates with three main concepts—the Eu Yan Sang TCM Clinic in the heartlands, which caters to a variety of acute and chronic conditions; the Eu Yan Sang TCM Wellness Clinic for general wellbeing including skincare, weight and pain management and sub-health; and the Eu Yan Sang Premier TCM Centre, which is helmed by experienced physicians to treat complex and chronic health conditions.
While TCM is primarily used as an alternative medicine approach to ailments, the holistic nature of its philosophy is perfect for maintaining good health and preventing illnesses altogether. Balance and harmony are at the heart of its practice, which ranges from herbal medications to acupuncture to enhance Western treatments.
In the case of Eu Yan Sang, however, the healthcare group complements its practices with Western medical science.
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The only clinic in Singapore to have a medical board of both renowned Western medical specialists from various fields and senior TCM physicians, Eu Yan Sang’s clinics also use an award-winning Clinic Management System, which puts every prescription through two levels of stringent checks for accuracy and safety.
Eu Yan Sang clinic’s rigorous standards also apply to the expertise of its practitioners—not only are they required to be registered with the TCM Practitioners Board (per Singapore regulations), physicians require at least a year of post-qualification residency and assessment by the Medical Board before employment. The clinics are also subject to yearly clinical audits and physicians attend the Continuing Professional TCM Education (CPE) programme to maintain the required professional standards. The criteria are even stricter for associate senior physicians and senior physicians.
Close to its second decade of operations (the first clinic was launched in 2001), Eu Yan Sang doesn’t let its rich heritage hold it back. Instead, the wellness brand has continually dispelled the label of “pseudoscience” on TCM by consistently learning, upgrading and adapting its practices in accordance with medical research.
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