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...

Yin and Yang: Maintaining hormonal balance with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Puberty, ovulation, pregnancy, and menopause. Throughout a woman’s in-built life cycle, hormones naturally fluctuate. During your menstrual cycle, estrogen and progesterone hormones shift as your body prepares for ovulation and a possible pregnancy. During pregnancy, these hormones soar. If there is no pregnancy, your hormone production falls, inducing menstruation and...

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...