Getting a good night’s sleep: naturally

Sleep is undoubtedly vital for a healthy mind and body. Even the great playwright William Shakespeare called it “the chief nourisher in life’s feast”. In his time, of course, people generally managed nine hours of sleep per night. But in today’s post-electric, digital era, however, we’re only getting between six...

Support Your Kid’s Health with Homeopathy

By Mina Weight, Homeopath As the summer holidays are drawing to a close and families are returning to Hong Kong, parents and children are preparing for the start of another school year. Many children will be looking forward to starting school again, embarking on new activities and getting to know...

Natural treatment and support for children’s learning and behaviour issues

Inattention, forgetfulness, impulsive behaviour, restlessness, severe frustration, bed-wetting, and disruptive behaviour – do these behaviours ring a bell in relation to your child?  If so, they may be suffering from ADD/ADHD which could result in a lack of focus at school and poor social skills. Recently the New York Times...

Why Am I Not Pregnant Yet?

By Dr Ardyce Yik, Naturopathic Physician Infertility, or subfertility, is defined as the inability to conceive or carry a baby to term after one year of regular intercourse without birth control. Common causes of infertility include hormone imbalances, ovulatory disorders, endometriosis, and problems with sperm count or motility. Frustrated couples...

Are Smartphones Ruining Your Posture?

By Jonathan Vallade, Osteopath IMI How many hours do you think you spend hunched over your smartphone? The answer is probably too many. Waiting for a bus? Friend a bit late? It’s all too easy to unlock the smartphone and start checking texts, emails, or social media – it hoovers up...

The Toxin Truth: The Hidden Toxins in Everyday Products

Toxins are everywhere. We are all aware of air pollution in cities for example, but what we generally don’t think about are the number of toxins to be found in our homes. In fact, toxins can be found in personal and household products, many of which we are directly in...

Elderberry Extract: A natural way to fight colds and flu

With cold and flu a constant enemy in the winter months in Hong Kong, it’s comforting to know that there is natural help at hand to banish those aches, pains and runny nose. Yes, there is a solution other than antibiotics or conventional medication which won’t leave our immune systems...

Stress: Is It Controlling You?

By Catriona Rogers, Counselling Psychology Stress. We hear this word everywhere. People in Hong Kong are “stressed out”. Increasingly working people are experiencing stress and viewing their job as a major problem in their lives.  In response, corporate organizations are beginning to offer programs to help executives handle this stress....

How to Boost Your Fertility and IVF Success

By Dr Ardyce Yik (ND), Naturopathic Physician Planning for a successful pregnancy? Many couples are encouraged, after a few months of trying without success, to consider assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as IUI or IVF. Though these fertility procedures help bring the sperm and egg (closer) together, they are rather costly and...