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Gianna Buonocore

About Gianna Buonocore

Gianna is a Hong Kong registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner of the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong. She speaks English and Italian. She treats using acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion at the Integrated Medicine Institute and Matilda Medical Centre in Central.

Overcome Insomnia with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Insomnia is common in Hong Kong so is not surprising that people are looking for more natural-based treatments and remedies. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) regards insomnia as a symptom and not an illness. According to TCM, insomnia is the result of an imbalance of various organs, which ultimately affects the...

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

A safe and effective alternative to Botox or Surgery Botox is commonplace and it is not just celebrities who swear by Botox to smooth out their wrinkles. But did you know that Botox is made from the one of the deadliest poisons known to man? Botox is a derivative of...

A Natural Therapy for Morning Sickness

By Gianna Buonocore – Chinese Medicine Practitioner (acupuncture) at IMI Hong Kong As a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, people often ask me whether TCM is safe during pregnancy. When TCM is administered by a qualified practitioner, it is not “only” safe but “highly” effective in supporting women’s health, especially during...

Turning Breech Babies and Preparing Mothers for Labour

I wrote about how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help relieve morning sickness the last time. This time I would like to talk about turning breech babies and preparing for labour. “Lisa” was a 36-year-old pregnant mum. She visited my clinic at 35 weeks. She was diagnosed as having a breech baby,...

Why is Confinement Relevant Today?

By Gianna Buonocore – Chinese Medicine Practitioner (acupuncture) at IMI Hong Kong Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) takes a preventative approach and recommends that after giving birth, women should rest as much as possible, drink plenty of nourishing soups, and eat certain foods. Some of you may have heard about the ancient...

Confinement Soup

Confinement is the traditional care given to mothers after the birth of a baby. Part of this care is the preparation of nutritious soups with ingredients that promote healing, increase milk production, and prevent problems that typically occur after childbirth. Chicken, fish, and pork are the most-recommended bases for these...