About Dr. Sonal

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Nutritional Medicine and Experienced Homeopath in Hong Kong

Dr. Sonal Hattangdi-Haridas, Director of Maya Health Institute, has been in private practice for 25 years and has a global clientele. Dr. Sonal is most appreciated for her practical complimentary nutritional and homeopathic treatment of recurrent, chronic allergies, skin and immunity issues, illness, emotional stress, behavioural and developmental issues.

Dr. Sonal has earned her Masters degree in Nutritional Medicine with distinction in the research project from the University of Surrey (U.K.). She has a B.H.M.S degree from Bombay University (B.H.M.S is a comprehensive five and-a-half year program including clinical experience from year 2 and a full year of hospital internship in the final year to be awarded the degree and registration) She is registered with the Homeopathic Council in India  and the UK Nutritionists registration body, the UKVRN as Associate Nutritionist.

Besides a respected result-oriented practice, She has received multiple awards from the medical and research community for her outstanding research in the field of allergy. She was conferred the second place prize for her research poster presentation on ‘Vitamin D in Atopic Dermatitis ( Eczema 皮膚炎)’ at the ‘2nd Joint Scientific and Research Meeting’ by a panel of judges from the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, Hong Kong Paediatric Society and The Hong Kong College of Paediatric Nursing on 28th July 2018. Her research in Nutritional Medicine and Eczema has also been found worthy of the Best Research Poster (Clinical) at the 10th Hong Kong Allergy Convention held on 29th Sept 2018 judged by an international panel of senior clinical and research allergists.

In her practice, Dr. Sonal, helps balance the immune system to reduce the tendency to recurrent infections, coughs, colds, bronchitis and allergies. Experienced in evidence-based applied nutrition, Dr. Sonal also helps support people with obesity, diabetes, and healthy aging complementary to their clinical dietetic advice.

Her practice supports relief of symptoms of sensory integration disorders (SPD), ADD, learning and attention problems. Due to her special interest in autism Dr. Sonal observed and trained under a speech and language pathologist, occupational therapists, sensory integration therapists to improve her understanding and communication skills with children with developmental delay. She was a key speaker at the ‘National Conference for Autism’ in Bangalore, India in 2005.

Other Professional affiliations include
The Royal Society of Medicine in the U.K.(Senior Associate Member)
The Hong Kong Paediatric Society(Associate Member)
The Hong Kong Allergy Association (Associate Member)
The British Nutrition Foundation

Diabetes UK

Her other Post-Graduate qualifications also include
Certificate in Child Guidance and Parent Counselling from S. N. D. T University, Mumbai, 2003
Certificate in Learning Disabilities from ‘The Bangalore Children’s Hospital.2003
Certificates in Gynecology, Obstetrics and Pediatrics from the well-respected Wadia Women and Children’s Hospital in Mumbai. 1997
H.M.D from The British Institute of Homoeopathy, London. 1997
Cantonese speaking course with The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008.

Published Medical Research:

Hattangdi-Haridas, S.R.; Lanham-New, S.A.; Wong, W.H.S.; Ho, M.H.K.; Darling, A.L. Vitamin D Deficiency and Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Disease Severity in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in Adults and Children. Nutrients 2019, 11, 1854.

Lau YL, Wong WHS, Hattangdi-Haridas SR, Chow CB. Evaluating impact of school outreach vaccination programme in Hong Kong influenza season 2018 – 2019. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2020 Apr 2;16(4):823-826. doi: 10.1080/21645515.2019.1678357. Epub 2019 Oct 30. PMID: 31596660; PMCID: PMC7227703.

Other Publications:
Her articles have been published in The Hong Kong Parent’s Journal, The South China Morning Post, The Light ( A yellow bus publication), The Gulf Daily News, Gulf News, The Deccan Herald, SassyMama, Playtimes, Southside etc.

For more information and contact details please click the link below


To read more about Dr. Sonal’s work please click the link to her interviews below

Interview by Little Steps Asia,Nov 2018

Interview Expat Living May 2017

Interview published in The Gulf News 2001

Interview with Pearl TV: Money Matters: Vegan Diets and Nutritional Support

YouTube Channel : Dr. Sonal HH

Speaking Engagements

Expert Panel Discussion on Holistic Wellbeing for School Children Hosted by Chinese International School, Hong Kong and CISPTA, May 2017

RTHK Radio Interview with Rosie Duffield June 2017

Rosie Duffield and Dr. Sonal , Interview on Radio about Homeopathic Medicine in Hong Kong

Homeopathy and Optimal Nutrition for Children,Breakfast Series, A talk benefiting Kids4Kids. May 2016

Talk at Alwane, Bahrain April 2015

Speaking at The National Conference on Autism, India 2005
Speaking at the National Conference on Autism , Bangalore, India 2005

Maya Health Institute

1003 Lap Fai Building

6-8 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong

Tel + 852 35683135

Strictly by appointment only

Click here to Book an Appointment (Consultations by appointment only)

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