Employee Wellness Program-Happy Healthy & Rejuvenating

2 June 2012

We are grateful to have opportunity to share our experiences with the wonderful teachers and staffs at National Junior College on 29 May 2012.

Through the 1.5 hour sessions they have learnt not only about acupressure points but more about how to observe their health, simple & useful LOHAS Meridian Exercise basic routine and many 1-minute techniques for managing stress, relief stress related symptoms, improving digestive systems.  Most of all, they have lots of FUN.

Here are some photos to recap the learning and capture the beautiful memories.  Beacon LOHAS trainer team were impressed by their warm reception and cheerful smile and laughter.

Staff retreats - Meridian Self-Therapy Basic




1. Attentive audience


cheerful audience

2. Getting ready for more learning.


Why we learn Meridian Self-Therapy

3. Enjoying fun and educational video.

Truly Happy and Healthy Staff Wellness Program





4. Sure we want to have fun.

Interactive session - observing our health

5. Group practice.

Your eyes is the window to your health

6. We are not playing games, we are observing each other health indicator.

Understand our body signal





7. Your hands can tell a story.


Powerful and effective routine for overall well-being





8. Useful 5 min routine to stay Happy & Healthy.


Innovation of Beacon LOHAS





9. LOHAS Meridian Exercise basic


Effective one minute techniques





10.  1-minute techniques for calming.


Interactive and fun hands-on session





11. Supportive colleague


Practice makes perfect




12. We love this activity


another useful technique for calming







13. Enjoy like a king

More practical for us







14. Don’t forget to pose for photos.

Demo- Multipurpose Acupressure Point

15. Useful multipurpose point.

Important area to relieve stiff neck and shoulder





16.  Important meridian and point to relieve stiff neck and shoulder.


Yes,we are the best!







17. We are best partner!

Natural Pain Killer Point







18. Important point for relieving pain.

Even though it was a short introductory session, many have benefited from the  session.  Most of the participants commented that it was informative, practical and fun session.  This is truly what the objective of the program – Happy, Healthy and Rejuvenating for the staffs.

Ways to improve immune system (LOHAS Meridian Exercise)

16 Feb 2012

Recently, there are a few friends of mine, (and their friends as well), were complaining having sore throat, fever and cough.  Some were even down with runny nose.  Some of them have to be on sick leave for almost a week.

Imagine the lost of productivity, fun and enjoyment because of the infection.

Besides drinking water, what other ways can help us to avoid being hit by those unwanted (avoidable) situation is taking pear or watermelon (not suitable for people with weak stomach) when we start to have dry throat or  feeling”heaty”.  Prevention is always better than cure, isn’t?

For the past 8 years, I’ve not been taking such medication because I hardly fell sick. Even if I am sick, I recover within 2 days without medication.  I practised the above method.

Another thing that helps me very much is the LOHAS Meridian Exercises.

LOHAS Meridian Exercises is the essence of LOHAS Meridian Self-Therapy teaching.  It summarized the important teaching into 5~10 min actions.

We designed it with initial intention to help people improve Qi & Blood circulation through a FUN way.

However, as more and more people practice it, they came back to us with feedback such as improvement on digestive system, improve immune system, relieve aches and pain, improve bowel movement, overweight and underweight, high blood pressure, knee joint problem.

For example, there is a corporate trainer, Betty, she has been spending $80+ per month on an US health supplement to improve her bowel movement.  After practicing the LOHAS Meridian Exercise, she totally cut down on that supplement.  On top of that, she can even improve her quality of sleep and start her day with more energy.

Imagine, $80+ per months means almost $1000 saving a year!

Definitely that $1000 can be put into other good use, like travel, gift for one-self or family or simply more saving.

That is the reason we are regularly advocating people to practise LOHAS Meridian Exercise, help people be healthy ans save lots of money.

The beautiful part is, LOHAS Meridian Exercise is simple and easy to learn and yet very useful and effective.

Why LOHAS Meridian Exercises works because it improve the Qi & Blood circulation and thus enhances our internal organs. It focus on many important points of our body to strengthen our meridian.

We designed the movement and sequence such that a 5~10 min LOHAS Meridian Exercise is almost equivalent to 20 min brisk walking.  On top of that, it enhance the flexibility of our joints.

Out motto, ” 5 min a day, happy and healthy always”<

For more information and participants feedback,

The next coming class is 18 Feb (Sat) 4PM-6PM.  $15 per pax. $25 per 2 pax.

Call/sms 90662770 to register now. Book your slot and get your health question answered during the class.
We want you to be healthy and have more enjoyment in life.

LOHAS DIGEST 28 – One word that makes the difference

Dear friends of Beacon LOHAS,

I’ve just came back from Hong Kong trip together with my family members.

Frankly speaking, Hong Kong has not been in my list of top holiday destination.

However, my instinct just told me to go for it because my parents may need my help there.

It’s also a time together with family.

It was an interesting trip for me because I had the chance to experience “slowness” in Hong Kong, a word which is almost alien to a busy and fast pace Hong Kong.

For the most part of my eight days trip, I had to walk along with my dad who is overweight with high blood pressure and diabetes.

The first day upon arrival, he complained knee pain after some walking or after climbing one or two storey.  This was the least thing we expected including my brother who has been living together with him for years.

My father had to take a rest after a short distance walk – less than 200m.  When climbing stairs, his knee would hurt and give way after climbing the stairs.  Most of the time in our trip, my siblings, mother and nephews were walking far ahead of us while my father and I were “snail-ing” our way towards the destination.  His blood pressure shot up to 210/90 for the most of the trip.

He would belongs into “Blood Stagnation Group” in our Eat According To Your Body Type workshop

On the other hand, my mother was able to follow her two grandsons to roam around at interesting places, shopping, look for place to enjoy dim sum, carry her own luggage, taking photos, having fun at the ride in Disney Land with her two dearest grandsons, at her age of 71.

My father is 74 and my mother is 71.  Their age difference was not wide apart but their health status and mobility can be equate to heaven and earth.  If there is only one word that describes what sets them apart, I would put it the word “ownership”.

My father put the ownership of his health to the pharmacist, doctors and other people.  During his daily routine in Penang, he drives and rides motor cycle (no matter how short the distance).  He was regular drinkers when he was young.  Many times, he takes two portions of meals, no matter how late.

I still remember, there is one night in Hong Kong, he took one bowl of porridge and one bowl of wanton noodle around 11pm. His traditional way of thinking, having lunch or dinner means he has to stuff himself until he really full.  He believes taking pills is the only way to make him healthy.  He takes 7 pills every morning and night.  His medical bill is $200 – $300.  Throughout the whole Hong Kong trip, I reminded (nagged) him, “The best person to take care of your health is yourself, just be more active daily”.

My mother, after much influence from me over the past two years proudly show off her results to me.  She practices many of the techniques that taught in LOHAS Meridian Self-Therapyworkshop, Kaizen-Stepping concept and Four Golden Principles in Ultimate Slimming Intensive workshop.  She told me that she no longer takes glucosamine for very long but her knee is feeling much better and flexible.  She does self-massaging and Kaizen-Stepping anytime and anywhere. She even did it when she was queuing at immigration checkpoint.

She shares the same thinking with me, spending time waiting for queue number in clinic and hospital is a waste of time and money.  Relies on medication means less freedom to her.  Clearly, she takes “ownership” of her health and takes conscious simple effort.  Thus, she enjoyed very much of the Hong Kong trip together with the two energetic grandsons.

With the two different results happening under one roof, it is a good reminder for me about what kind of health status I want to have when I am 70~80 years old.  Clearly, I want to take “ownership” of my health.

Year 2012 is just around the corner, let us makes conscious effort and take ownership, let us be healthy and healthier for the future.   Let start simple – have an active lifestyle, walk more, step more, move around more, of course LOHAS meridian exercise more.

Have a happy and healthy year ahead

~~~~~~~ as written in 28 Dec 2011~~~~~~~~~~

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LOHAS Meridian Massage Workshop (Comprehensive) – Nov 2011

15 Nov 2011

Our Day 1 of LOHAS Meridian Massage Comprehensive has completed with our fun loving participants enjoying the understand of 5 Elements and their relationship towards our health.

We have Steve, the thorn among the roses, participating fully and lighten up the whole class.  Even before the class was commenced, some of our participants (who are attending LOHAS Meridian Flexercise) shared how they benefited from the simple tapping method and seeing improvement to their health.

The class started of with the basic LOHAS Meridian Exercise followed by the understanding of the Meridian System in our body.

They also get to learn SIMPLE and EFFECT meridian massage technique for stress management and emergencies such as breathless, giddiness or event fainted scenario. The class continue with lots of fun and laughter with many useful meridian knowledge to learn.

Meridian Massage Workshop Nov 2011 Participants  Group activity in meridian massage workshop   Participants have fun practising Meridan Massage Techniques

1. Colorful Participants             2. Ready for group activity       3. Fun practical session

First person to start the 5 elements chart   LOHAS Meridian Massage Trainer excited by the group  Everybody has chance to practice

4. Action taker celebrates          5. Trainer excited too              6. Everybody has chance

Trainer show easier way to remember the TCM 5 Elements   Participants get more confidence after practising  Participant remembers well because it is related to family health

7. Tips on remembers faster    8. I can do it too!                    9. It is important for my family

Even the new comers gets to practice   It was a fun session, participants get excited now   Another meridian massage self-check technique

10. New comer gets to do it.    11. Excited supporter              12. Meridian Self Check


Meridian Massage to relieve tension by trainer   Trainer guide participants how to massage effectively   Participants show their understanding on TCM basic concepts

13. Meridian Massage Demo   14. Personal guidance            15 We did it!

It was a fun session with lots of learning. Participants not only get to learn about LOHAS Meridian Massage and Hand Techniques, they get to understand their body signal as well.

Looking forward for Day 2 with more learning about LOHAS Meridian Massage and Hand Techniques.  The participants will sure like the hands-on technique.

Daily slices of ginger can do wonders

20 Oct 2011

Recently, there is a research article suggesting daily dose of ginger may play a role in reducing colon cancer risk.

Ginger - Food that healsThe University of Michigan Medical School research team had done experiment on 30 healthy adults.  On a random selection basis, some of the adults were given daily intake of 2g of ginger per day versus the control group just took a normal placebo powder (as comparison).

After 28 days, the adults in the daily ginger intake group appeared to have shown sign of reduction of inflammatory in colon.  While the research is still only in its phase II, it suggested that ginger could be explored further for people with higher risk of colon cancer.  Ginger seems to be tolerable and safe. In the article, it suggested that further investigation in people at high risk for Colorectal Cancer (CRC) seems warranted.  So, if you are person who do not really enjoy  ginger, this may be a good  reason for you to try to.

In fact, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), ginger is a very useful daily food that can serve as medicine as well as food.

In our recent Meridian Massage Graduate gathering, I shared with our graduate this Chinese quote, “男人不可百日无姜” (which literally translated to “a man cannot afford not to take ginger for 100 days”), says a lot about the importance of ginger.

Ginger provides “yang” (阳) energy to the body, thus warm our body.  Some of the healing properties of gingers include relieve cold, flu and motion sickness, warm our body, improve blood circulation and digestion.  It is also useful to relieve aches and pains, as mentioned in the above research that ginger has anti-inflammatory properties.

Even though University of Michigan Medical School mentioned that ginger is considered safe and tolerable.  However, in TCM, human body can be classified into different body constitution.   There are groups of people should take ginger in moderation while the others should take more.  Typically, people with “warm” body type should not over eat ginger.

Meridian Massage Workshop - 5 elementsThat is the reason in LOHAS Meridian Comprehensive workshop, we teach about the 5 elements of body, daily food that nourishes our body type and LOHAS Meridian Hand Techniques that enhance your body constitution.  Each of our body is different and unique.  It is imperative to understand our body and take care accordingly.

Ginger can be useful for external application too.  For people always having cold hand and feet, you can try to soak your feet with warm water mixed with ginger water.   Another useful area would be relieving knee and ankle pain.

Next time, when you see ginger in your dishes, try to enjoy them.

Stay Healthy
Beacon LOHAS ~ your SUSTAINABLE HEALTH partner

more health information at www.beaconlohas.com and www.lohasmeridian.com

LOHAS Meridian Massage – Graduate Gathering – 8 Oct 2011

9 Oct 2011

On 8 Oct 2011, we had another good meeting with fellow graduates of LOHAS Meridian Massage Workshop (Comprehensive).  Vincent, Lai Kwan, Felicia, Mdm Aw, Edwina, Anna and Hsiu Mei were present in our gathering.

The gathering was a good meet up session for all. In a nice, casual ambient, there were plenty of fun and laughter. Different batches of graduate get to meet each other and share experience too.  Of course, nice food is always one of the good attraction here too.

The idea of having gathering to support our graduate in refreshing their learning and practising of LOHAS Meridian Massage and self-therapy.  At the same time, they get to learn new knowledge about meridian health and massage.

In this gathering, our meridian health master trainer, Peng Tatt, sharedSimple and Effective way to improve Qi and Blood about the definition body type according to latest research in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  They also get to understand the body signal when they are lack of “yin”, lack of “yang”, lack of “Qi” and do a simple test of “sensitive” body type. They also get to know what are the simple remedies for different type of body natures.

We are glad that many of our graduate belongs to “balanced type” body.  Hope that they continue to practise LOHAS Meridian Massage and Hand Techniques and stay balanced.

Some graduates also get their queries answered regarding their health issues and how to use meridian massage and exercise technique to improve health conditions.

participants from Meridian Massage Workshop (comprehensive class)Edwina shared her experience how she had used LOHAS Meridian Massage and hand techniques to revive her father-in-law.  Her story can be found in LOHAS DIGEST 26 too.

Edwina also shared that after practising LOHAS Meridian Exercise (LOHAS-ME), she managed to improved her circulation and she does not have cold hand and feet anymore. Now, she diligently spends 5~10 minutes in the morning to practise the LOHAS-ME.  In fact, when Peng Tatt observe her face, her face color has improved after she has finished her LOHAS Meridian Massage workshop (Comprehensive). Well done, Edwina!

Our pioneer batch of DIYMMC participant commented to us, “Over the years, you have improved a lot”.  Thanks for the feedback.  Yes, we would like to grow healthier together with our participants – we are your SUSTAINABLE HEALTH partner.

Thanks all the graduates who were present yesterday and we wish you “Stay Healthy, Stay Awesome”!

The next gathering will be on Dec 2011. Looking forward to see all our graduate to join us again for more learning and experiences.

Truth about successful slimming

6 Oct 2011

We had just finished our Ultimate Slimming Intensive workshop on 5 Oct 2011.
It was a small class with lots of learning for the everybody.

During one of the tea break (yes, we still eat normally when our topic is on slimming), one of the participants curiously asked the other participants an important question.

She said to her classmate, “I don’t really understand and I am very curious. You seems to be very health conscious, you prepared your own healthy lunch, you practise Tai-Ji regularly, you seems to be a discipline person, how come you size it still….”, at this moment, she make a gesture of “round shape”.

I was glad that she asked the very important question to her classmate, even though it is during the tea break. This is exactly what Ultimate Slimming Intensive workshop all about.

Many a times, we see those “health conscious” people around us, they seems to do the “right” things but their shape or weight seems to show otherwise.

In Ultimate Slimming Intensive workshop, participants are taught the very important and profound FOUR GOLDEN PRINCIPLES. This FOUR GOLDEN PRINCIPLES allows the participants to enjoy the food and stay slim at the same time.  The truth is – it is not what we eat that matters, but how we eat it! We really need to enjoy food rather the using our mind to control what we eat or how much we should eat.

In fact, the more we practise, the more freedom we have for our choices of food.

If participants allow themselves to unlearn and relearn, these principles are fairly easy to practise, . For example, one of the things we teach is eat when you are hungry. Simple and easy isn’t it?

I am glad that it was a small group session so that the information hungry (keen learner) get to ask THE question that was bothering her.

In fact, there were many enlightening moment for all participants. They discovered THE FUNDAMENTAL things that stopping them to achieve their SLIMMING GOAL. They get to discover their “little voice” that is not supporting their slimming journey.

As I mention in every slimming workshop, it is not only the LOHAS meridian massage techniques that I am going to share, but participants get to learn much more on the important things and self-discovery that give them CLARITY to their slimming goal. They discover the truth about successful slimming!

May all of them have more clarity as they practise their customised slimming program. CLARITY leads to POWER, POWER is the ability to ACT.

Of course the true learning (truth) comes when they really put their new knowledge into practice.  I wish them having a FUN DISCOVERY and HEALTHY slimming journey.

Meridian Massage for Emergencies

1 Oct 2011

This is a re-post from my previous article dated in Nov 2009.

I am glad that I teaches this techniques in my two days – LOHAS Meridian Massage Workshop (Comprehensive) class, DIYMMC.  It is non-invasive and it is fairly easy to administer.   Two months ago, one of my DIYMMC participants came to me telling her experience how she used the same technique to help her father-in-law when he collapsed during his birthday dinner.

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Nov 2009

I happened to go to Tanjong Pagar area to attend a seminar two Saturday ago. The MRT station was relatively empty so  I decided to use the staircase I hardly use to explore that area.

Upon approaching the stair case, I noticed there was a group of people sitting at the staircase. I thought they might be waiting for their friend.   As I walked passed them, I sense a typical traditional massage oil or something similar to that.  The wife was frantically rubbing her husband shoulder and she looked worry.   The husband look a bit pale and his eye could hardly open.   As I was running late for the seminar, I walked pass them without much thought.   When I was walking up the stairs, I ask the Malay young lady who attended to him what had happened.   She just shrouded her shoulder say, “may be giddy la”.

As I reaching the next level my instinct told me to go back and have a look even though my typical traditional family teaching was “Mind your own business”.

I climbed down the stairs and walked towards the group a people. The wife still keeps on rubbing the husband shoulder and neck while their children sitting behind waiting helplessly.

I introduced myself and told them I teach people self help massage.  I offered my help.   I guess the wife was worry and helpless that time. She accepted my offer without much thought.  I asked a few clarifications questions to access the situation.

Apparently the husband fainted in the train a while ago.  The other passengers helped to carry him out to the control station and leave them there.   This guy has history of high blood pressure and he didn’t forget to take his medicine nor having empty stomach.   When I touched him, his hands and feet were cold.   I was worry that he might have a heart attack.

Quickly, I massage his heart and pericardium meridian, especially the Shen Men and Nei Guan area
 Acupressure Point 
Acupressure Point

When I tried to talk to him, he looked so blur and had a cold sweat.   He was complaining he is giddy and could not stand up.  So, I taught the wife how to massage both meridians while I try to help him regain his consciousness through massaging the forehead, Ying Tang and the Feng Chi area.   His head and neck were also cold too.

I  used Mint essential oil to help him feel better.  At the same time, I suspect it might be heart attack because his body, neck, hands and arm still feeling cold.  For that reason, I used a bit of strength to press on his Shao Fu point because this point is useful for emergency case as such.

Shao Fu Acupressure Point

After doing it about 5 to 10 min, his body finally is getting warmer.   Finally, he is more conscious and able to stand up and walk with his wife help.

I still remember that I taught one of my Meridian Massage Comprehensive Workshop & Retreat classes that this massage point is for emergency situation only.  Most likely they won’t need to use it.  However, I think I will need to take my word back because we may not predict when emergency is going to happen.  It could be somebody else or it could be our loved one.  Somehow, this incident strengthens my belief that if there is one person in the family learns LOHAS meridian massage, he or she can help to take care of the family, especially during emergency.

As I continue my journey to the seminar, I tell myself that “it is a blessing for me to learn the meridian massage and it’s a privilege to have the opportunity to teach this self help massage technique to public”.

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I am glad that I continue teaching this techniques.  Two years after this, my participant used this technique on the very important day of her father-in-law.  Emergency is something happen unexpectedly.  The question is are we well equipped with the right knowledge.

LOHAS Meridian Massage Workshop – Sep 2011

26 Sep 2011

Our two Sunday LOHAS Meridian Massage (Comprehensive) Workshop was completed on 25 Sep 2011.

It was a great learning session for Lina, Margaret Tan, Doris and Magaret.

As the trainer went through the basic information about meridian in the first few hours of the lesson, all of them discovered what area of their health they can improve further.  A common problem for many is stiff neck and shoulder, lack of sleep, overweight or underweight, low blood or high blood pressure.

This workshop covered comprehensively on the meridians with many hands-on and self-discovery exercises.  All of them discovered further as we go along exploring the meridians system.  For example, Doris not only knows how to take care of herself better, she also learn ways to help her very underweight mother too.  In fact, since she last finished her Ultimate Slimming Intensive workshop with us, her perspective changes and automatically she didn’t take oily food and she lost 3kg withing a month. This is power of knowledge and education.

Of course, when coming to the afternoon session when we really put everything together into practice, that is the most fun and enjoyable section for all, especially those hard working mothers.  They get to practise refresh, recharge and rejuvenate.

As they finished the class, even though we ended late, they have a good experiential learning.  Of course, all the two days training is to prepare them for their real life routine.  It’s is important for them to keep on practising on the daily basis.

We will see them soon when we have our support group gathering on 8 Oct 2011.