Blogs from IMI Practitioners
Be yourself! follow your heart!「做自己」？「跟從你的心」？
Be yourself! follow your heart!
How stress affects sleep
What are the signs that stress is affecting your sleep? Do you wake up between 3 and 5am? Do you...
5 ways to nourish mental health this Blue Monday
written by Jessica Lau For many, the post-Christmas slump brings on a case of the winter blues, exacerbated by the...
The effect of stress on testosterone in men
Chronic stress in men can lead to low testosterone which creates a cycle of fatigue, low motivation, depression and weight gain. Learn how to break the cycle.
Is stress stealing your progesterone?
Stress and female hormones: what are the effects? Have you had a late or missed period due to stress? Learn how stress affects your body and menstrual cycle.
The culinary power of crucifers – an article featured in Functional Sports Nutrition magazine
IMI Nutirionist Katia Demekhina shares her nutrition insights for supporting our detox pathways and recovery mechanisms through delicious cooking methods.
Returning to the gym safely – Osteopathy for body recovery and sports injuries by Victor Bourdeau
IMI Osteopath, Victor Bourdeau shares some tips on how to exercise safely without causing serious injuries and over straining.
Is the pandemic causing you pain?
Poor posture may not be the source of your discomfort. If you’re suddenly experiencing aches and pains and you don’t know why, there may be several lesser known, more deeply rooted issues now coming to the surface.
Can nutritional therapy help you achieve your health goals?
Nutritional Therapist Katia Demekhina explains about a balanced relationship with food that provides optimal support for your individual health needs.
Is SIBO causing your IBS?
A new approach to IBS treatment: addressing small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) Do you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome –...
6 Signs Psychotherapy is Calling for You
IMI Counselling Psychologist Jessica Lau shares 6 signs that indicate it may be the right time to seek psychotherapy.
When silence isn’t golden
From repression to expression, counsellor Catriona Rogers shares the reasons men hold back, the detrimental effects, and simple techniques to end the silence.
Ten Health Tips for Men
Naturopath Philip Watkins offers 10 practical tips that you can start right now to get your mental and physical health back on track.
Surviving the pandemic and quarantine
In Hong Kong we have one of the strictest quarantine policies in the world which is causing much anguish and...
How mindfulness can help you during the pandemic
Supporting, strengthening and sustaining our mental wellbeing, particularly in these challenging times, is as important as focusing on our physical wellbeing.
How to pause and focus on deep breathing
When you feel anxious or your mind spirals into thoughts about the future or the past, your body automatically activates...
Pandemic parenting: why mums are burning out and strategies to recover
As the pandemic wears on, it’s natural and normal for mums to feel worn out. But it’s not ok to burnout. Core Process Psychotherapist Carole Bradshaw and Naturopathic Physician Benita Perch share the tell-tale signs of burnout and practical steps to recover.
Mental health: how to help yourself and others during the pandemic
Core Process Psychotherapist Carole Bradshaw shares why the pandemic has triggered an epidemic of fear; the consequences of unmanaged fear, and solutions to support you and loved ones through uncertain times.
Growth Through Adversity
There may be times when you feel you don’t have the strength and energy to continue. But – and it may not feel like it in the moment – you can transform fears and self-doubt into courage and clarity.
“Homeopathy – A Way to Wellbeing” Podcast with Mina Weight
The mask you wear brings freedom
IMI Counselling Psychologist Jessica Lau shares an article dedicated to those who love and enjoy covid. Beneath the mask is freedom.
MSF trains foreign domestic helpers in HK for psychosocial support in this hour of need
MSF is providing a Community Care Training Programme to the community leaders of HK's foreign domestic helpers. IMI Clinical Psychologist Karen Lau shares the basic concepts and skills of mental health.
How to meet and manage your emotions
IMI practitioner Mariko Hiyama shares the importance of meeting and managing difficult emotions and the techniques to restore balance and calm.
Walking on Eggshells
IMI Counselling Psychologist Jessica Lau shares and encourages us to know that you are not alone if you are wounded by irritation, anger and rage. Know that you don't have to be wounded for longer. You don't have to live in the offence for the rest of your life. The healing is in you today.
Let’s talk menopause with Dr Ji Woon Min
Let’s talk menopause with Dr Ji Woon Min Many women head into the menopause feeling underprepared and overwhelmed. Symptoms include...
How to reduce stress naturally with acupuncture and herbs
We’re experiencing unprecedented levels of stress, anxiety, fear, uncertainty, loneliness, despondency and more. It can be overwhelming; it can disturb our inner balance.
IMI Charity Appeal 2020
Your body and mind are inextricably connected. At IMI, we’ve worked with thousands of individuals for over three decades: what our clinical experience proves time and time again is that there are seven key factors that impact your overall wellbeing.
Total body modification – a programme to reset your body
Stressful events or unrelenting stressors can take many functions of your body offline. Total Body Modification (TBM) helps to reset your nervous system, put your body back online, and restore its ability to heal itself.
Stress and Skin: Why do my skin issues keep coming back?
Your skin is the largest detox organ in your body, and a reflection of your inner health. Skin conditions often signal an imbalance in gastrointestinal health, immune dysfunction, toxic load, infection, and/or nutrient deficiencies.
Blue Monday: a starting point for year-round conversations
December and January can be hard. Really hard. The third Monday of January marks Blue Monday, the most depressing day...
Attune to your natural rhythm of rest
Are you one of the millions whose worries seem to have worries of their own? Thanks to the pressures of...
Restore tranquillity of mind and spirit using Traditional Chinese Medicine
Hong Kong is a vibrant and exciting city, with a fast pace of life. It is challenging. Pushy crowds, hot...
The Ketogenic diet: 3 important factors to consider
IMI’s naturopathic physician Dr Joelle Bradford (ND) has helped many clients to achieve good results with the Ketogenic diet. In...
The most amazing antioxidant and detoxifier: sulforaphane in broccoli seed extract
According to the National Academy of Science, broccoli and broccoli sprouts contain the largest amounts of glucosinolates and sulforaphane, which...
Sleep tight with magnesium glycinate
An alarming 60-70% of Hong Kong residents are magnesium-deficient, according to a recent Government study. Magnesium deficiency has been associated...
Overcome insomnia with Traditional Chinese medicine
Insomnia is common in Hong Kong, so it is not surprising that people are looking for more natural-based treatments and...