Ask the Expert Series

We are back with another 'Ask the Expert' Session, held on our theAsianparent app! ??‍⚕️ . Our expert for this week is Lyonel Ng, TCM Physician specialising in Pain Management (Acupuncture & Tuina), Traumatology, Spine-related Diseases, Myofascial Rehabilitation, Joint Manipulation and Internal Disorder. . Don't forget to leave your questions in the comment section, to have your burning questions answered about TCM! . Topic: TCM for Mums and Babies Date: Friday, 17 January 2020 Time: 8.30pm to 9.30pm

Ask the Expert Series
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I heard pregnant lady cannot drink herbal soup (十全大补汤). Is that true? I mistakenly drink it today, thought it is normal nourish soup that good for health. What should i do?

2y ago

十全大补汤 in itself is safe and a commonly drank soup. The problem regarding its usage only comes about when used on people with unsuitable body condition. In the case of pregnant ladies, we would usually not recommend taking something too nourishing as most of them would not actually need it, or are already taking other supplements as well. If you have taken it, don’t worry. However, in future, do seek advice of a TCM physician to see if the tonic soup is suitable for your body condition first, especially during pregnancy.