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  1. New approach to an ancient science

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Herbal medicine is shaking off its dusty image to meet the modern market's demands Many people still associate Chinese herbalist shops with strange ingredients stuffed in old wooden cabinets and elderly practitioners bent over ancient bronze scales. But this view is outdated. Over the past few years, one of Hong Kong's oldest industries has rejuvenated its ...

  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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: stretching across borders

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by CHARU

    ... Charukesi Ramadurai in Mumbai Charukesi Ramadurai in Mumbai   Mumbai-based yoga instructor Asha Ambani doesn't sound surprised the ancient discipline is enjoying a surge in popularity on the mainland. "For centuries, people in China and India have embraced the duality of one's spiritual and physical selves," she says. "Young Chinese people seem to connect ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Trial therapy: Himalayan Marma Facial

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... and soothing treatment. The spa says it is designed to open up the third eye and throat chakra using marma point massage and 'ancient shamanic light techniques'. The slow pace of the facial ... to stimulate the free flow of energy and remove blockages. A marma technique is a process of energy balancing using facial and cranial points. Ancient Vedic texts from India say the chakra system ...

  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. Maintaining a fine balance

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Indian inspiration The ayurvedic philosophy and science of life in Indian culture is firmly established in mainstream health and well-being centres. The philosophy behind it is to balance the mind, body and soul using herbs and techniques to restore well-being. The newly launched Indoceane Indian (HK$600), offered at Chuan Spa, incorporates techniques from India, Egypt, China ...

  10. How yoga straightened me out

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... on so many levels that there was no looking back.' An ancient practice originating in southern India, it seemed like a fad at first, when celebrities (and then everyone else) took to it. ...




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