Prevent antibiotics – take a natural approach to boost your child’s immunity

About this time of year at IMI, we start to see more cases of colds, coughs, flu and other illnesses that become increasingly common over the winter months. Living in Hong Kong, and the combined factors of pollution, a dense population, stressful living, rapid weather changes and the overuse of medications...

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. These are different to food intolerances, which are harder to detect. Allergic reactions occur...

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...

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 and yet many women have found that their obstetrician often doesn’t have time to answer all of their questions, whereas a natural healthcare practitioner can offer support, advice and treatment specific to your needs. Our team...

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...

Behavioural problems in children: could they be health related?

Behavioural problems in children: could they be health related? Children’s behavioural problems can be one of the biggest challenges for a parent. It can be exhausting and a source of embarrassment when everybody else’s little darlings are the model of good behaviour. But did you know that there are many...