Women’s health, hormones and fertility

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%...

Homeopathic medicine for women’s hormonal health: from painful periods, mood swings, to menopausal issues

As women our most complicated functions are controlled by specific glands, which send chemical messengers to activate and control growth, weight, body temperature, sexual and reproductive activity, immunity, energy and stress levels. Every month, we undergo a menstrual cycle. For some women, however, this is something to be endured. It...

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...