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. Often couples struggling to conceive will 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 can be problematic owing to the widely acknowledged stressful lifestyle and a high level of urogenital infections (extremely common in this region.) While people think that most fertility problems involve the woman around 40%...

Chinese herbal medicine: twice as effective for infertility as conventional therapy

A bold statement but this can be back up by several global studies. A study at the University of Adelaide, South Australia reviewed a range of studies that involved 1,851 women, aged 18-45 receiving treatment for infertility because they suffered either from endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, amenorrhea or advanced maternal...

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 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...