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  1. Chinese medicine needs to blossom

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chinese medicine is clearly flourishing in Hong Kong- the prevalence of practitioners, the number of outpatient clinics, university courses and the thousands of medications available all ... The Institute of Chinese Medicine was supposed to be a focal point for co-ordination, research, promotion and partnering when it was set up with a HK$500 million grant a decade ago. At the time, ...

  2. Chinese medicine- that's the spirit!

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In the past few decades, traditional Chinese medicine has become increasingly popular. People around the world are interested in the mysteries of Chinese herbs and tonics. Many turn ... such as herbs and fruits are used. This means there are fewer side-effects than with the chemicals of Western medicine. Although it takes longer for patients to recover if they use Chinese medicine ...

  3. Melo Delicacy Harmony package

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tessa Chan tessa.chan@scmp.com Melo Spa at the Hyatt Regency in Sha Tin has introduced three spa packages designed to warm and hydrate the skin during the winter months. One of them, Melo Delicacy Harmony, tackles dry skin on the body and the face, with a ...

  4. Health bites

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Internal Medicine. In the trial, 228 adults with moderate lower back pain were randomly assigned to 12 weekly 75-minute classes of either yoga or stretching that emphasised the torso and legs, ...

  5. The Art of Detox

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... IF THE idea of a 10-day detox chills your spine, then there are easier, less-effective though more enjoyable ways of getting your cleanse on. Anyone looking to harmonize their Yin and Yang should head to the Chuan Spa at the Langham Place Hotel in Mong Kok. Its intelligent blend of international luxury spa culture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practices. The concept has ...

  6. Pains and needles

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but neither helped. The pain lingered and made it especially uncomfortable to sit through his MBA classes. At a relative's suggestion, Kon turned to traditional Chinese medicine for help. The TCM ... the Koreans and Japanese have their variations of the therapy. In Chinese medicine, acupuncture is often used with moxibustion, in which a tight bundle of herbs is burned over the needles ...

  7. Remedies at your fingertips that get straight to the point

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Katie McGregor healthpost@scmp.com Acupressure: Treat Yourself US$1.99, iPad and iPhone Rating 9/10 It was 9pm after a long day at work and a humid five-kilometre pre-dinner run. I should have been exhausted, but was unusually alert as I wrote this review ...

  8. Therapy turns up heat

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tian jiu therapy is an ancient technique for treating allergic rhinitis and asthma, considered 'winter' diseases in Chinese medicine. It's a mix of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture theory, but there are no needles involved. Based on the formula in General Medicine According to Master Zhang, printed in 1695, and the result of clinical trials, eight carefully selected, ...

  9. They aim to squeeze

    Posted Aug 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Katie McGregor With only two of the world's 1,850 Rolfing practitioners working in Hong Kong, chances are you have not heard of this system of intense, deep-tissue massage. Named after its architect, Dr Ida Pauline Rolf, the therapy method has develo ...

  10. Parkinson's patients find hope in herbs

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com A Chinese herbal medicine could be effective in treating Parkinson's disease and the side effects of Western treatments used in fighting it, a university study ... of Medicine who led the research team. 'Parkinson's disease is incurable with Chinese or Western medicine.' She expects gambir vine stem could be widely used to treat the disease after ...




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