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  1. Ancient Chinese medicine gets digital makeover

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Martin

    ... Michael Martin For 3,000 years, traditional Chinese doctors have looked at discoloured tongues, lank hair, and skin blemishes, to diagnose conditions from diabetes to brain disease- all based on experience and a gut instinct. But now Polytechnic Universit ...

  2. Heaven scent

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... healing. The first medicinal use of essential oils has been traced to ancient Egypt, 6,000 years ago, but the term aromatherapy is relatively new. French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse coined ... Egypt's finest, it's not surprising this is a good one for the skin, says Saunders. It's also great for calming a racing mind. Avoid during pregnancy. Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens): ...

  3. Spa

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Scarlet Ma

    ... Frankincense and myrrh were considered to be more precious than gold when the Three Wise Men offered them to the baby Jesus. Frankincense was traditionally used in ancient Egyptian ceremonies for its meditative aromas, which are known to have a calming influence. Myrrh is reputed to maintain healthy skin and was used in Egypt for rejuvenating facemasks. The two-hour ritual begins with a body ...

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    Cold comfort

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by KAREN FONG

    ... contains wakame, sea lettuce and sea fennel combined with vitamins A, B, C and E. Beyond science, inspiration can also come from ancient cultures and remedies. Sundari blends ancient Ayurvedic ...

  5. These little piggies squealed

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... in ancient China and Egypt. An Egyptian wall painting from about 2330BC depicts hand and foot reflexology in the Physicians' Tomb of Ankhmahor at Saqqara. The International Institute ...


    Traditional Chinese medicine's scraping treatment put to the test

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... There is mounting evidence that gua sha , an ancient form of Chinese medicine whereby the skin is scraped by a blunt instrument, can indeed be effective for pain relief. The 2,000-year-old treatment, used for generations by Chinese mothers as a home remedy for sick children, has migrated from East to West. Gua sha is now performed throughout Southeast Asia, and in Asian immigrant ...

  7. Quiz

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis germ, which has existed since ancient times. Fragments of the spinal column from Egyptian mummies show evidence of TB more than 4,000 years ago. In Hong Kong, TB became a notifiable disease in 1939. The city's rate of infection- about 70 per 100,000 people ...

  8. Just add water

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to cure ailments caused by toxicity, which was embraced by ancient Chinese doctors: 'If a perfectly healthy person takes the remedy, he will suffer from all the symptoms that afflict ...

  9. The yin and yang of a meat-free regimen

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... diets now associated with vegetarianism are not mentioned in the ancient Chinese literature on proper eating. In fact, some passages seem to specifically endorse diets that include at least some ... 2,000 years ago,' Lee says. 'In fact, in ancient times, most people in China had mainly vegetarian diets as it was difficult to find meat to eat.' Also, TCM considers dairy ...

  10. Vitaman detox Treatment

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... skincare line. By implementing the wisdom of Australia's Aborigines, its range provides an easy, natural way to better skin. And, more importantly, offers you a taunt-proof ancient tale ...




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