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  1. An alternative to a surgical facelift

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... and Chinese medicine as vague, almost mystical treatments, Steve Paine, a doctor of Oriental medicine and a listed Chinese medicine practitioner, says that acupuncture is as 'real' as Western bio-medicine and works through physiological processes that can be explained by science. Acupuncture needles stimulate reactions within the body which increase blood flow, delivering more ...

  2. Traditional medicine to take bigger role in mainland health-care reform

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Traditional Chinese medicine, which includes a range of traditional homegrown remedies and practices, is often regarded as a complementary and alternative therapy but has not always enjoyed equal ... medicine will step out of the shadow of western medicine and take a much larger role in the country's health-care agenda. Unprecedented government support, the rise of retail drugstores ...

  3. A healthy alternative

    Posted May 04th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Luk

    ... Chinese remedies to help children stay fit and strong are becoming popular as parents discover these herbs and medicines aid body functions and prevent ailments, writes Mary Luk Many ... and stomachs, improving their digestive systems, according to Wong Kwok-wing, retail manager and registered traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) doctor for Eu Yan Sang. 'Good absorption and digestion ...

  4. Traditional Chinese medicine enters into its dog days

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Kong, bringing her combination of western veterinary training with eastern alternative medicine to help local sick pets, um, heal. 'I got into it because I wanted to find out more about ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Traditional Chinese medicine has gone to the dogs, literally. Pets Central's hospital services now include animal acupuncture ...

  5. 'It is a science of living... a part of self-development'

    Posted Sep 13th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison Yoga is more than chants and extreme poses- it is a way to excel in life, the director of one of the world's oldest yoga centres says. 'Yoga is a science of living; yoga is a part of self-development,' said Hansaji Yogendra, dir ...

  6. A fat lot of good

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... are too safe and too mild'. And on the strength of some 'trustworthy' online reviews, Ng bought several products purported to be 'all-natural Chinese herbal medicines ... and no quality control,' he says. So-called 'all-natural' herbal medicines could also be mixed with potentially dangerous ingredients, says Fu Wenshu, a Chinese medicine consultant ...

  7. The Elephanta Suite

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Elephanta Suite by Paul Theroux Penguin, HK$144 The Elephanta Suite comprises three novellas set in India and filtered through the eyes of a number of American protagonists. There is Dwight Hutsinger, a world-weary businessman (or 'nec ...

  8. Pharmacists call for alternative flu drug

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Some pharmacists are calling on the government to increase stocks of an alternative antiviral drug amid increasing resistance to Tamiflu. The Health Department and the Hospital ... medicine. But 16.9 per cent of H1N1 and all H3N2 viruses isolated in Hong Kong are now resistant to Amantadine. ...

  9. Crowning moment

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Jennifer Cardenas

    ... Jennifer Cardenas In celebration of The Spa at Crown's first anniversary, the Elemis Cooling Hot Stone Body-Facial Treatment will be unveiled. The full body 'Ice-Cool Thermal Muscle Massage' combines extreme temperature for the ultimate bod ...

  10. 660,000 elderly patients to benefit in first year of trial health care voucher scheme

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 30. They can join at any time during the three-year period. The nine sectors are western medical practitioners, Chinese medicine practitioners, dentists, chiropractors, registered nurses ... many people will consult us. We have to bear great cost.' His view was echoed by Kwan Chi-yee, president of the Hong Kong Chinese Herbalists Association. 'Chinese medicine ...




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