Women’s health, hormones and fertility

Why am I not pregnant yet?

Infertility or subfertility is defined as an inability to conceive or carry a baby to term after one year of regular intercourse without birth control. Common causes of infertility include hormone imbalances, ovulatory disorders, endometriosis, and problems with sperm count or motility. Frustrated couples struggling to conceive often consider assisted...

Male infertility: 10 factors that affect sperm count and morphology

It is estimated that about one in seven couples faces difficulty conceiving.  In Hong Kong male infertility is particularly problematic owing to the widely acknowledged stressful lifestyle and a high level of urogenital infections, extremely common in this region.  If you’ve been having regular unprotected sex for more than 12...

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...

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...