Chinese medicine gains popularity

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 November, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 28 November, 2000, 12:00am

More and more people are using Chinese medicine. Two universities in Hong Kong offer courses in Chinese medicine.

Students are being trained as Chinese medicine doctors. It shows that the demand is increasing.

Chinese medicine is popular as it has a lot of advantages. The ingredients are natural. As Western medicine is made of chemicals, it has more side effects than Chinese medicine. Also, Chinese medicine has proved that it can cure some serious diseases. There is no need to have operations if it is used. Chinese medi cine is not only used for curing diseases, but also to strengthen the health of its users.

The development of Chinese medicine is still progressing. Modern Chinese medicine is more convenient to use. It is in powder form or pills. It is easily taken and it is not necessary to boil the herbs for a long time.

Also, Western medicine is now co-operating with Chinese medicine to make it more scientific. Several recent fatal accidents in hospitals have made people lose faith in Western medicine.

Peggy is a student at Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College