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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Spice market: chicory root

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by Susan Jung

    ... rich and complex. In alternative medicine, chicory root is used as a digestive aid, a laxative and a sedative, and it's believed to have beneficial effects on the liver and cholesterol ... without the stimulating effect of the bean; chicory contains no caffeine. The root was used as a medicine then, by necessity, as a substitute when real coffee was scarce or too expensive. After ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Yoga the game to play, says guru

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Frustrated players might have a different four-letter word for golf, but for an Indian guru the four letters that best describe the game spell yoga. And Sukhdev, which aptly means the 'god of happiness' in Hindi, is spreading the wo ...

  8. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Chinese writer Cao Baoyin detained by police after alternative school closure

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 02:21pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... the detention but declined to comment further on Wednesday. Family friends have suggested the writer’s detention could be tied to the closure of a controversial alternative school project in the capital’s southern district. Cao was a strong advocate of the “new education” model of alternative schooling, which the primary school affiliated with the Fengtai No.2 Middle School in his home ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. News - World - SURVEILLANCE

    Edward Snowden wins 'alternative Nobel' prize

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Stockholm Rights prize for Snowden Edward Snowden was among the winners yesterday of a Swedish human rights award, sometimes referred to as the "alternative Nobel", for his disclosures of top-secret surveillance programmes. The former National Security Agency contractor split the honorary portion of the Right Livelihood Award with Alan Rusbridger, ...




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