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  1. New testing standards 'limiting medicines'

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Makers of Chinese formulas say clinical trials needed for approval are too costly A new registration system for Chinese medicines in Hong Kong is reducing the range ... Introduced under the Chinese Medicine Ordinance passed in 1999, the registration system requires all manufacturers, importers and sellers of Chinese medicine formula products to provide clinical ...

  2. US grants spur Chinese University's herbal anti-cancer research

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... on securing a second round of funding from the National Institutes of Health, the US federal health organisation. The US body's National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine gave ... of Health- a first for Hong Kong. Leung Ping-chung, director of Chinese University's Centre for Clinical Trials on Chinese Medicine, said the two projects to develop drugs based on traditional ...

  3. Yoga class with a twist

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott One man's passion for painting gave one woman the idea for an artistic twist to her yoga studio. Yvonne Li, owner of Central's Yoga-Fitness studio, had a 'pretty relaxed' business relationship with Hung Kam-shing. 'Whe ...

  4. Suite sensations

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the soles of my feet to the top of my scalp. Khun Kaewjai asked me not to shower as the Elemis products used are made from medicinal plants, organic herbs and natural bases that are 'good ...

  5. When in Rome

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... Andrea Zavadszky Daily Spa The Centrium, Hong Kong www.dailyspa.com The ancient Romans knew a thing or two about baths and relaxation. So did the Turks of the Middle Ages, with their famous steam baths. Fortunately for us, we can now enjoy the whole packa ...

  6. Tourism drive paying off

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Hiram To

    ... and the art of well-being are also our emphases,' Mr Kant said. Yoga and ayurveda, the ancient science of Indian medicine, have been practised for more than 5,000 years. Now an ayurvedic lifestyle is increasingly gaining worldwide prominence, especially among Germans. While India makes leaps in the fields of interactive technology and medicine, you can still enjoy a labyrinth-like ...

  7. Australian city spas

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty An Australian hotelier tells how gruff Aussie blokes deride his suggestion that they and their better halves try a spa treatment together. Disrupting the Darwinian ordinance that 'Bruces' drink beer while 'Sheilas' do t ...

  8. Holistic institute seeks health-conscious assistant

    Posted Sep 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos 'Good Health for Life' is the slogan of the Integrated Medicine Institute (IMI) and it is what inspires staff at the diagnostic and clinical resources specialists. What is most unique about the institute is its integration of western medicine, naturopathic, chiropractic and homeopathic treatments. Combining scientific and holistic streams of medicine ...

  9. Consumer Council warns of dangers of bust enhancement products

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... used Chinese herbal medicine and claimed they balanced hormones and therefore enhanced women's busts, the council said. Chinese medicine practitioners and pharmacists said it had not been ...

  10. New approach to an ancient science

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Herbal medicine is shaking off its dusty image to meet the modern market's demands Many people still associate Chinese herbalist shops with strange ingredients stuffed ... image and products to meet market changes. Chinese medicine now involves pills and powder rather than heaps of unknown plants cooking inside a ceramic pot for hours. Ng Cheuk-lam, vice-general ...




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