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  1. Herbal medicine 'a risk to surgery'

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... prescribed Chinese herbal medicine before undergoing surgery and anaesthesia have a higher risk of complications. A study carried out by the department of anaesthesia and intensive care between 2003 and 2004 investigated the use of herbal medicine among 601 patients and the relationship between herbs and the risk of developing complications before, during, and after surgery and anaesthesia. ...

  2. Acupuncture offers a viable alternative to a life of remorse

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... staying next to me told me acupuncture is good for paralysed patients. I told my family and they called up the Chinese University's Chinese medicine school.' After learning of her case, the university's visiting professor in Chinese medicine Sun Waizhu decided to help. 'She is so young, it is a shame,' Professor Sun said. Since last month, Professor Sun and three Chinese ...

  3. Swami touts latest word in alternative therapy

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law A five-minute voice recording can reveal whether you are fated for a heart attack or heart break- or so Hong Kong's newest form of alternative therapy claims. Swami Jaguar calls himself the city's first practitioner of VoiceBio, touted as providing all the data needed for a full medical and psychological assessment. It works on the theory that organs emit ...

  4. Wife of paralysed officer pleads for alternative care

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... to alternative medicine as he has yet to undergo controversial oxygen-pressure treatment. Constable Chu is in a near-vegetative state at Kwong Wah Hospital after being stabbed in the neck while on patrol ... also fell short of what had been recommended. Mrs Chu and the families of several other comatose patients will launch a campaign this Sunday to fight for the right to alternative treatments ...

  5. Dirty habits

    Posted May 30th 2006, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... has deep roots. It is a key concept in ayurveda, or traditional Indian medicine, that eliminating all waste from the body is essential. Hence the noisy ablutions performed in bathrooms (or ...

  6. Chinese medicine unit to list in London

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Georgina Lee Hutchison Whampoa plans to spin off its Chinese medicine arm on the London Stock Exchange through a GBP40 million ($540.71 million) share offering. The conglomerate announced yesterday that it had gained the Hong Kong exchange's approval for a separate listing of the unit, Hutchison China MediTech (HCM), on the Alternative Investment Market in London. While ...

  7. The public-private health alternative

    Posted Mar 30th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... not make large profits, a private hospital could provide profitable hi-tech medicine and health assessment services, and become an international medical centre that could attract overseas patients. ... of medicine, Fok Tai-fai, said the collaboration model was worth studying further. 'But building a private hospital is not an easy task at all. We need the blessing of the government.' ...

  8. Cosset cases

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... a whirlpool function with so-called chromotherapy, which uses coloured lights. 'You will experience pulsating bubbles while beams of alternating coloured light shine close to your body,' ... private check-in, and a consultation with a traditional Chinese medicine expert. 'From that point on, the incense you smell, the essential oils used in your therapy and the tea that you drink ...

  9. Spa's subdued opulence puts guests in the mood to relax

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner

    ... restorative rituals inspired by traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic philosophies. Guests can opt for a specific treatment, or 'book time', a two-hour period where the client ... the face; and the Shirodhara, in which a flow of warm oil is poured continuously on the forehead for one hour, a procedure that is said to help connect mind and body. Alternative options include ...

  10. East meets west

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee meets the head of the only public medical centre in HK with both western and Chinese medicine alternative therapy. Patient demand for Chinese medicine treatments is rising in Hong Kong. We investigate the issues in a three-part series The head of the only medical centre in Hong Kong to integrate Chinese and western medicine has urged the Hospital Authority to introduce ...




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