Set up in April 2019 by Cheng Hong Welfare Service Society, this traditional Chinese clinic serves children aged between 3 months old and 16 years old. Funded by the temple and other fund raising activities, the clinic does not charge for its services, which includes consultation, tuina massage and prescription herbal medicine.
The clinic doesn’t accept appointments and operates on a walk-in basis. They accept walk-ins until 30 minutes before each session closes.
If visiting for the first time, please bring your child’s birth certificate or have a soft copy on your phone.
During the consultation, Emmett had his breathing and tongue checked, much like at the GP, but here, the physician also checked his pulse.
Next up was the tuina massage. The physicians use some water and flour during their massage. If your child has gluten allergies, you can tell the physicians to skip the flour.
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𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝗧𝗖𝗠 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘍𝘙𝘌𝘌 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 3 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘴 𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘰 16 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘭𝘥! This newly set up clinic on the fourth floor of Chong Hood Lim temple offers complimentary traditional Chinese consultation, tuina massage and medicine for all children between the age of 3 months old and 16 years old! Emmett had high fever and cough so I braved the long journey to Aljunied. There were two physicians on duty when I visited. As it was our first visit, the physician took the time to explain to us the different pressure points and what the treatment would help with. For Emmett, it was to loosen the phlegm stuck in his airways so he could breathe better, increase appetite and make him poop 💩 to release the toxins. Though it was his first time, he seemed to enjoy it! We weren't prescribed medicine because according to the physician he was still very active and "solid" (in her own words) because he is on breast milk. 💪 We were advised to come back twice weekly if the kid is ill, or if we attend weekly sessions, the physicians will help to regulate their body (调养身子). The clinic doesn't accept payment but you can make a donation to the temple if you feel that you have benefitted from the service! They don't take appointments so just walk in! Btw, don't wipe down or bathe your baby for at least two hours after the tuina massage. 𝐍𝐨 𝟐𝟗 𝐋𝐨𝐫 𝟐𝟓𝐀 𝐆𝐞𝐲𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐋𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝟒, 𝐒𝟑𝟖𝟖𝟐𝟑𝟒 𝐌𝐨𝐧 – 𝐅𝐫𝐢: 𝟐.𝟎𝟎𝐩𝐦 – 𝟓.𝟎𝟎𝐩𝐦, 𝟔.𝟑𝟎𝐩𝐦 – 𝟗.𝟑𝟎𝐩𝐦, 𝐒𝐚𝐭: 𝟗.𝟑𝟎𝐚𝐦 – 𝟏𝟐.𝟑𝟎𝐩𝐦 𝐓𝐞𝐥: 𝟔𝟕𝟒𝟔 𝟔𝟓𝟏𝟏
Squirmish at first, Emmett quickly warmed up to the physician and let her massage him. She explained the steps and purpose of the massage.
Please note that your child should not be bathed or wiped down for at least two hours after the massage. I think it’s to prevent wind.
Kids who are ill can visit the clinic twice a week, whereas if you visit more regularly, the physicians will help to regulate the body for better health.
After we exited the clinic, I made a small donation to the temple as a form of support, since the clinic is funded by the temple.
Location and Operating Hours
No 29 Lor 25A Geylang Level 4, S388234
Mon – Fri: 2.00pm – 5.00pm, 6.30pm – 9.30pm,
Sat: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Tel: 6746 6511