Pregnancy, pre-natal and postpartum

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...

A natural and integrative approach to the different phases of pregnancy

It is a common misconception that obstetricians and natural healthcare practitioners are mutually exclusive. Yet many women have found that their obstetrician often doesn’t have time to answer all of their questions. However, a natural healthcare practitioner can offer support, advice, and treatment specific to your needs. Our team includes...

Natural therapies in Osteopathy for pregnant mums and newborn babies

By Nathalie Tellier, Osteopath Osteopathy is a holistic, gentle manual therapy that aims to restore your health and vitality. Tensions or restrictions in the body can impede on the proper functioning and provoke pain and discomfort. Osteopathy’s goal is to release these tensions so your body can function properly without...

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...