Infant’s Urinary tract infection

My son was diagnosed with urinary tract infection (UTI) when he was six months old. It was around Christmas - New Year holiday season. Though he had low grade fever, he was very restless and irritable. My instinct told me to bring him to a doctor first thing in the morning. Since he was only six month old , and had no visible symptoms ,  we decided to bring him to a pediatrician. The pediatrician suggested that it may be a viral fever. A urine test was done.

The urine test showed positive bacteria infection. The pediatrician advised us to treat him with a course of antibiotics. According to the doctor, the treatment protocol is usually aggressive because of potential risk of kidney infection . We refused to treat with antibiotics because I had long heard of the efficacy of Western herbal medicine ( TCM as well) for the treatment of UTI. It was not easy to say no.....

I consulted with Sebastian over the phone, whom we have come to regard as our family "physician" , and was assured that naturopathy may be able to treat UTI.

Before we leave the pediatrician clinic, we were told to sign  a document stating that we have been informed of the risks and  it is our decision to refuse conventional treatment.

I was naturally very worried about my son's welfare, especially after hearing the potential risks, if antibiotics are not consumed. Nevertheless, we decided to try naturopathic herbal medicine or phytomedicine.

We visited Sebastian right after to get the herbal tincture and probiotics for my baby. Within a day of administering  the tincture, the fever was gone. We were told to keep administering the medicine till the test result for UTI comes back as negative. It wasn't easy to force a baby to take medicine, especially when the baby looks pretty well to me ( except for frequent and loose stool, which persisted). I asked for Sebastian's permission to drop the dosage level as the baby's fever had subsided. I didn't realise that the infection was still active even though the fever subsided. My baby's second and third tests came back with positive bacteria infection.

All the pediatricians, clinic's staff and people around me urged me to treat my son as soon as possible with medication. When I told them that I was treating my son with Western herbal medicine, I was told that it would be futile and I am risking my son's health. The lymphocytes count was also extremely high.

I was under tremendous stress and anxiety but we persisted in using naturopathy as I was reassured by Sebastian that it will work and I trust him. Upon his advice, we followed the original dosage. My son's UTI was completely cleared within three days. The test result was negative and there was no need to do further culture. I felt like popping the champagne. 

If I would have followed the original dosage, the infection would have been gone within less than 2 weeks. 

I am very grateful for Sebastian's continual support during this stressful period, especially in taking care a young infant. 

By the way, I came to know that UTI can be tested with a home kit, which can be purchased from Guardian Pharmacy. When the dip test shows negative, we follow up with the feme test with the polyclinic. This saved us a couple of trips to the polyclinic.

We subsequently tested our baby's kidneys via ultrasound and they were fine.

Lastly, I should add that we had identified the bacteria E. coli from the first laboratory culture. We checked with Sebastian (on his instructions )that the herb tincture is indeed effective against E. coli.

Naturopathic phytomedicine, though gentle and working in harmony with the body is indeed effective for children's ailment even in infection cases. I have been told about the side effects of  pharmaceutical drugs, including damage to cell membranes, and safety of use in children or babies are not well established. 

I like the idea and philosophy of naturopathy and Western herbal medicine - supports children's immunity and empowerment of the body to heal itself. I highly recommend everyone to give it a try and see for yourself.

My husband, children and myself now prefer to use Western herbal medicines under Sebastian's naturopathic approach and professional guidance. We believe in strengthening and supporting our body's immune system to do the self healing. 

I hope more people will choose naturopathic phytomedicine to promote optimal wellness.

Mindy Tan - Home maker

Chronic Gout

I suffered from gout for many years and was on conventional medicine for many years without much long lasting success. I came to know about the natural medicine / herbs from Sebastian Liew. To my surprise, the process that i need to follow was relatively simple. I was asked to be on zero pork & white flour diet ( usually the list is pretty long ) the rest on moderate intake, including my forever favourite lamb chops & soya bean drink. and also herbs for my digestion. My gout attack on my joints had reduced tremendously (even though I may eat meat at times; usually they will flare up).  I strongly recommend the naturopathy method to those who have the same problem as mine

Jenson Ng - Operations Executive(marketing research )

Kidney disease – autoimmune

For more than 20 years, I've had an autoimmune problem which affects the kidneys. While the condition is being effectively controlled using western medication, I was uncomfortable with the increasing dosage required to keep it in check. So I decided to research naturopathic options & stumbled on Sebastian's website.

 In the 6 months since I started taking herbal blends & enzymes, my nephrologist has been surprised with the marked improvement in my condition. I'm continuing in my herbal therapy, supported by a diet that's more plant-based and with minimal dairy products. I believe this regiment is serving me well, given the good test results for 2 consecutive follow-ups with my nephrologist.


As naturopath, Sebastian Kneipp said, "Nature has provided us generously with everything we need to remain in good health."


Weng Yang -

Eye (Oxidative damage)

I consulted Sebastian sometime in Feb 2011 as I kept seeing flashes of white light at both corners of my eyes.  Prior to that, I had the same experience in mid 2010. I consulted the eyes specialist who told me nothing could be treated for floaters.  Since then I have been on periodic checks for my eyes by the specialist to ensure the retinas are in good conditions.
After learning about my condition, Sebastian sent me for a Candida antibodies check. The result is positive.   I was put on a strict 4 weeks program that involves anti-Candida diet, prescribed anti-Candida herbs and nutritional supplement.   By the first week, the frequency of seeing the flashes of white light was reduced.  By the third week, it completely disappeared.
I'm no longer troubled by the white light anymore and  am thankful to Sebastian for using a different and yet effective approach in treating my eyes problem.  

Ann Tan - HR manager


I came to know Sebastian Liew from word of mouth and on introduction from friends. My symptoms - when i first saw him was vaginal dryness. I am a medical doctor with a diagnosis of menopause. I have tried multiple types of therapy and conventional medicine. As my body has multiple allergic reactions to medications and food, all the treatments have to be stopped to end the symptoms. 

Sebastian is very skillful as he manages to give me nutrients and herbs to regulate my body symptoms and I am very well now. Thanks to Sebastian 

Dr W.G. Tan - Family doctor

Hair loss

Your hair Loss essential oil blend together with coconut oil is very good.

My brother started to notice less hair loss, after using it for about a month.  Now all the males in our family who are having hair loss are asking for it.

 Thank you Sebastian for your personalised herbal blend for hair loss.



Winnie Chan - Business owner
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