A study by Professor Sabina Lim, at the East-West Medical Research Institute at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea, showed that auricular acupuncture decreases 6% in body mass index after 8 weeks of treatment. Our weight loss program combines the positive effects of acupuncture with herbal therapy: increasing metabolism and enhancing digestion and use…

Hot summer is arriving and most people aren’t looking forward to go out for a workout. Even if you go very early in the morning it will be too hot and humid. Let us introduce to you some great and simple exercises to do at home that will keep you active and fit all summer long!…

Seasonal eating has been a mainstay in my diet and lifestyle for many years. I feel that my body assimilates the food better and provides me with more energy and feel less dull if I eat this way.  Just as certain vegetables grow better during different seasons, I believe that we should be eating in…

You have probably got enough preaching to apply sunscreen during summer. New research suggests 25% of normally functioning skin cells that have been exposed to sunlight could become skin cancer. Unfortunately, the only way to avoid this is to stay indoors and to never see the sun. This might be not optimal, especially when you…

We lose focus of what truly matters One of our biggest challenges today is to minimise the levels of stress in our daily lives. Hong Kong is no stranger to this, the glum faces on the morning MTR rides, the lack of general friendliness in daily encounters, the abundant and alarming statistics; all point to…

While a bit of stress keeps you going, research has demonstrated that stress sustained over a long period of time and at a level exceeding your coping resources can lead to chronic and severe illness, of which immune system and heart diseases are the most common. Our stress management guide help you identify your sources…

Nature has its own “IIS” (inbuilt intelligence system) and because  we are also nature we also have the IIS built into us.  Hypnosis  empathises with our IIS and not only  coherently works with it but also strengthens it and can repair it. The hypnotherapy patient doesn’t even need to talk to the hypnotherapist for this to…

Are you among the many people who suffer from the symptoms associated with aller­gies? The most common sites for allergic reac­tions are the respiratory tract and the skin. It is the body’s own histamine reaction to foreign mat­ter that creates the symptoms of hay fever such as sneezing and eye-watering around the eyes and the…

What causes allergies? Do you feel it already? Spring is here; often associated with happiness and freshness. However, for some this might be not their favorite season; swollen eyes, itching, blocked nose, fever… People with allergies will experience it differently. Allergies stem from a long period of hyperactivity in the immune system.  It’s the body’s way of…

If ‘quit smoking’ is topping your list of New Year’s resolutions, then you might be interested to know that there are natural ways to help you kick the habit once and for all. We catch up with Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor Grace Yu from natural health clinics Oriental Health and Balance Health to find out…

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