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Surviving Hong Kong Air Pollution

A glance out of the window and you often have an idea of how clean the air is, or not, as is often the case in Hong Kong. Actually pollutants are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the products we use, and the...

Introducing Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

When it comes to raising kids and teenagers, everyone has an opinion. So, as a parent, when confronted with one or more difficult situations to handle, it is very difficult to know what’s best and what works. Following the Triple P, you will not need to guess what attitude to...

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,...

Could the foods you crave be making you ill?

Do you love pasta, bread, or ice-cream so much that you crave it frequently? This could be a case of food intolerance and the gut instinct going haywire. Many people suffer from food hypersensitivity and intolerance but are often unaware of it. They may love the food that they are...

Homeopathic Medicine for Women’s Hormonal Health: From Painful Periods, Mood Swings, to Menopausal Issues

As women our most complicated functions are controlled by specific glands, which send chemical messengers to activate and control growth, weight, body temperature, sexual and reproductive activity, immunity, energy and stress levels. Every month, we undergo a menstrual cycle. For some women, however, this is something to be endured. It...

Curing Allergies and Food Intolerances

An allergy is an immediate reaction by your immune system to substances in the diet or environment that are usually harmless. The common allergens include dairy products, egg, wheat, soy, nuts, citrus, dust mite, moulds, pollens, etc. These are different to food intolerances, which are harder to detect. Allergic reactions...