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What is non-invasive prenatal (NIPT) testing?

3 Dec 2019

Pregnancy can be a really joyous yet chaotic time. From the first time you discover you’re pregnant, the first time you see a little heartbeat on the ultrasound, to the seemingly endless nausea and vomiting, and finally, the sigh of relief when you hear a cry for the first time — there is never a dull moment.

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Topics: Pregnancy

6 Tips to Living a Holistic Lifestyle in Hong Kong

25 Nov 2019

Hong Kong has consistently been ranked among the world’s most stressed cities over the last few years, with money and self-induced societal pressures cited as two leading causes of stress – along with the lack of work-life balance, heavy workload and lack of sleep.

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Topics: Functional Medicine, Aesthetics & Wellness

Everything you need to know about IVF in Hong Kong

15 Nov 2019

For most couples, having a baby is an exciting and joyful time. However, in reality, things don’t always go as planned; some couples will find that they struggle to conceive naturally. 

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Topics: Pregnancy

Postnatal Care: The First 6 Weeks of Recovery

14 Nov 2019

No words can describe the feelings of being a new parent – bonding and caring for your newborn every day can bring such happiness and joy to any parent. However, it can be challenging to adjust to everyday life immediately after childbirth, especially for first-time mothers as this is when their body and emotions experience significant changes. 

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Topics: Pregnancy, Postnatal

8 Superfoods to Consider When Trying to Conceive

5 Nov 2019

For some women, getting pregnant can happen quite quickly, but for others, it could take a little longer than expected. Factors like our age and genetics play an essential role in our ability to conceive and, unfortunately, these circumstances are usually out of our control. 

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Topics: Antenatal, Pregnancy, Hong Kong Health

A Functional Medicine Approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

29 Oct 2019

Excessive tiredness or exhaustion is one of the most widely voiced issues in patients around the world ⁠— including Hong Kong, where 10.7% of Hong Kong adults are reportedly experiencing chronic fatigue. While feeling tired can be usual, it could also be the first signs your body communicates of more serious underlying health problems. 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

How to Enhance Your Performance with Functional Medicine

25 Oct 2019

Often, we ask patients what their health goals are during a medical consultation. Usually, their answers consist of concerns about cancer and other medical conditions that may be worrying them. More often, these concerns and goals don’t have a diagnosable illness, so we need to look into other options to achieve them. Fortunately, one of the dominant areas of Functional Medicine is Performance Enhancement. 

 

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine

Understanding Stomach Muscle Separation (Diastasis Recti)

23 Oct 2019

Have you been noticing a bulge in your stomach since your pregnancy that isn’t going away? It could be diastasis recti. 

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Topics: Aesthetics & Wellness, Plastic Surgery

Men’s Health: A Functional Medicine Approach to Changing Your Body Shape

16 Oct 2019

Your body shape changes naturally as you get older. Cells start to age and don’t function as well as they used to. Maybe you’ve gained a little fat, or noticed that you don’t have as much muscle compared to when you were younger — don’t worry, these changes are natural and happen to everyone. In fact, it’s very common for many middle-aged men to want to change their body composition and shape.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine