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  1. Opting for traditional Chinese medicine could be dangerous

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Practitioners of tribal medicine from some far-off corner of the world would not be permitted to practise their skills in Hong Kong. This is because they are not properly trained in the science of medicine, in areas such as physiology, anatomy and pharmacology. Therefore, why are traditional Chinese herbal 'doctors' permitted to practise in Hong Kong? They have ...

  2. Authority to look at alternative care for brain-damaged patients

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... called on the authority to introduce more alternative treatments, such as Chinese herbal medicine, massage and oxygen treatment. The families said Mr Solomon had promised the authority would look ... Lilian Goh The Hospital Authority has promised to look into the care of patients in a vegetative state or coma, including the possibility of introducing alternative treatment. In a meeting ...

  3. Pilot scheme boosts traditional medicine

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing is stepping up measures to regulate practitioners of Chinese medicine as part of efforts to promote traditional remedies and meet the mainland's vast need for health care. Chen Zhu, recently appointed health minister, is an advocate of traditional medicine and is expected to make it one of his policy priorities, according to a Ministry ...

  4. Wards for Chinese medicine urged

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Call for practitioners to run units in hospitals Wards run by practitioners of Chinese medicine should be set up in public hospitals, a top medical school official has suggested. Che Chun-tao, director of Chinese University's school of Chinese medicine, also hoped the Hospital Authority could open up more training positions for fresh graduates in Chinese ...

  5. Elderly seek Chinese medicine subsidies

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The elderly and social workers are calling on the government to subsidise traditional Chinese medicine for the underprivileged because public clinics do not meet growing demand. ... herself Chinese herbal medicine after feeling too weak to queue for hours for a Chinese medicine consultation. The retiree has received chemotherapy for nasal cancer since 1999, which leaves her ...

  6. Internet registration soon an alternative to carrying card

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Prospective organ donors will soon be able to register on the internet instead of carrying donation cards. The government plans to set up in a few months a centralised registry for organ donations, to help health authorities identify potential do ...

  7. Traditional cures

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... medicine practitioners as an alternative to western medicine. I wanted to know why Chinese medicine was held in such high esteem in the west, so I began to conduct research on Chinese medicine ... Elaine Yau Name: Bill Guan; Age: 44; Occupation: Chinese medicine researcher Young Post: What made you become a Chinese medicine researcher? Guan: I studied pharmacy and western medicine ...

  8. Vox Pop

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by tamara de guzman

    ... Interviews by Tamara de Guzman Chinese medicine is a long-standing practice in Hong Kong, but until last December, employers would not recognise sick and maternity leave certificates issued by Chinese medicine practitioners (CMPs). According to the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong, the city has 5,326 registered CMPs, and about 22 per cent of medical consultations ...

  9. Judge rules against traditional doctors

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Unregistered Chinese medicine practitioners have failed to have ruled unconstitutional legislation that prevents them from issuing medical certificates. The practitioners, who are listed with the Chinese Medicine Practitioners' Board but have not completed the requirements to become registered practitioners, claimed the provisions were discriminatory ...

  10. Stretch of the imagination

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Written by Andrea Li A former accountancy clerk became a yoga instructor after discovering the physical and mental benefits of the art When former accountancy clerk Shirley Tse Lai-fun became a yoga instructor, it was like emerging into the light after de ...




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