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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.

A natural therapy for morning sickness

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 pregnancy and after childbirth. For centuries, TCM have been used to...

The Yin and Yang of hormonal balance: a Traditional Chinese medicine perspective

Hormones are chemical messengers that influence the way our cells and organs function. There are many different types of hormones in the body and although each has a different function, they are all influenced by another. Hormones are produced, stored and secreted via a network of glands, which make up...

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...