What is the HPA axis and why you should care

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a feedback system connecting your brain to your adrenal glands – the latter of which produce adrenaline, noradrenaline and the stress hormone cortisol in response to how you are experiencing your world. But what does that mean exactly?

New mobile APP for parents!

There is a new application in the app stores for parents. First, I would like to thrill you with the benefits of the application which would ease your life as a parent before I let you know the name and the method to download it. The application takes care of the most troublesome part of being a parent, feeding your baby! Yes, the application is meant to keep your child glued to the small 5-8 cm digital screen and you can easily and secretly push food down your child’s throat.

So what are the symptoms of an unhealthy gut?

A new Australian CSIRO report, Gut Health and Weight Loss, has noted that people who are overweight or obese are more likely to experience gut symptoms as a result of poor dietary habits. This is because eating a less than ideal diet can negatively alter the composition of the bacteria in the gut - commonly termed the microbiota.

To beat stress, first you have to own it

What I find is that few people like to admit they are stressed or not coping in some way, let alone express how their stress levels are making them feel anxious, restless, sleepless, exhausted, or simply ‘frazzled’; but let’s face it – life in Hong Kong is fast paced, often demanding, and commonly involves long hours, late nights and juggling competing priorities.

Motherhood: the health challenges every women will face (and what can be done about them!)

On average a women will experience about 450 cycles in her lifetime. And twice during each cycle, once in the middle and then again around her period her immune response is lowered, her ligaments become laxer and her risk of infection and injury is therefore increased. Add that on top of busy lives, it’s not surprising that by age 38 a lot of women are starting to struggle with their health. But let’s focus on the positives!

How do I know if my baby needs to see an Osteopath?


Birthing is a beautiful process where we often overlook the pressure the baby withstands and that is often related to the issues they suffer after the birth and growing up. The stress of it can cause colic, difficulty feeding, sleep problems and other issues.

Homeopathy for Fevers and Flu

Apart from such common sense measures as tucking yourself up in bed, if you can, drinking hot soothing fluids such as hot lemon and honey, and taking high doses of Vit C frequently, how can Homeopathy help?

SWC, awarded by the readers of Expat Living HK

We are so excited to receive this awesome recognition! Expat Living HK has announced the READER'S CHOICE AWARDS, and we've made it on the winner list! A BIG thank you to this great lifestyle publication, and to all of the readers that voted us!

Pain and Posture

The official figures report that 80% of Hong Kong's workforce suffered or are suffering regularly from back pain. In my experience, the figure is even higher. My latest sample showed that 100% of workers regularly suffer from back, neck and shoulder tension and pain. Back pain, together with anxiety and depression are the top causes for days off in Hong Kong. Why do so many have pain issues?

The FREE Clinic 4.0

A big thank you to everyone that participated in the 4th edition of THE FREE CLINIC! We love collaborating with this great cause organised by the Chinese International School's students, where medical staff from Stanley Wellness Centre and Lauren Bramley & Partners bring healthcare to people from unprivileged communities who need it most.
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