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  1. Confusion for buyers of Chinese medicine

    Posted Dec 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Consumers will still face confusion over whether Chinese medicine products will be legally okay in the city when a compulsory registration law takes effect on Friday. ... of over 11,000 drugs online. From Friday, anyone who has in their possession, sells or imports non-registered Chinese medicine will be liable to a maximum fine of HK$100,000 or two years in jail. ...

  2. Traditional medicines regime needs urgent fix

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Modern medicine has long posed a challenge to traditional health remedies. The Hong Kong colonial authorities only tolerated Chinese medicine, and did not give it the recognition it deserved until the final years of their rule. Soon after the handover, the Tung Chee-hwa administration outlined a plan to make the city a hub for the development of traditional medicine ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Chinese medicinal plant database online

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse Baptist University has launched an online, trilingual database of Chinese medicinal plants to promote the use of traditional medicine all around the world. The database, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, contains information on up to 1,000 species of commonly used Chinese medicinal plants. It is open to Internet users for free and allows them to check ...


    Traditional Chinese medicine

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... for my family." The course, led by Tung Shuang, assistant professor at the Chinese medicine division of the University of Hong Kong's School of Professional and Continuing Education, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Fakes and leftovers taint the medicinal herb market

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... farmers to cut costs and ensure the quality, Dong says. But most herbal shops get their goods from wholesale markets. The quality of herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine has become so bad that it has reduced their health benefits, Dong warns. 'You go to see a good doctor and expect to be cured, but a good doctor can't treat you without good medicine,' Dong said, adding ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. The best medicine is laughter

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Niki Law Most people think of laughter as a simple reflex but for many people at the Hong Kong Yoga Fest yesterday it was a skill to be mastered. Led by giggling guru Lee Scott at the Duke of Windsor Social Services Centre in Wan Chai, a room full of peop ...




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