In order to offset burnout, young Chinese urbanites are turning to ‘punk health’ – a trend that sees traditional medicine used as a ‘quick fix’ for exhaustion. With many struggling to strike a healthy work-life balance, what does this approach to wellness tell us about the future of self-care in China?
Christina Chu is a performance dietitian based out of Chicago, IL.
Dr. Irina Logman is the founder of the Advanced Holistic Center, based in New York City.
Sharon Yeung is the founder of Five Seasons Acupuncture and Herbs, based in New York City.
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