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  1. The Art of Detox

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 proved so popular that branches of Chuan have opened in Shanghai, London, Auckland and Melbourne. Upon entering the spa area, where d?cor is tastefully inspired by Chinese imperial architecture, ...

  2. Charity for Aids orphans will be partner at HK International Art Fair

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... with Annemarie Evans. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. The Chi Heng Foundation, which helps Aids orphans on the mainland, has been chosen by Art HK 09- the Hong Kong International Art ... of galleries and their attendees worldwide. The fair, which runs from May 14 to 17, with an invitation-only preview on May 13, is the second to bring international art to the city. 'We will have ...

  3. State-of-the-art device gives heart to coronary patients

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Heart patients implanted with a state-of-the-art device can wait for as long as 10 years before they need surgery to change the batteries. This is almost double the life of most long-lasting batteries used in conventional pacemakers, which have to be renewed every five to seven years, said Yu Cheuk-man, head of cardiology at Chinese University. The university is one ...

  4. The art of helping others

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Victoria Button

    ... women undergoing in vitro fertilisation and young people with emotional problems. Encouraged by the course, Ms Chan is developing her own approach using art therapy- drawing, clay modelling, even dancing- to overcome the difficulty some Chinese experience have expressing emotion. As a research counsellor at the university's Centre on Behavioural Health, she also does research ...

  5. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... and families. 'I came back to Hong Kong as I wanted to use art therapy to help Chinese people. There is a need among families in Hong Kong for art therapy, as some Chinese are not willing ... inside him and regressed.' Having practised art therapy in both the West and in Chinese society, Ms Kou says there are differences, with Chinese patients less willing to accept ...


    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. Chinese scientist helps team illuminate gene behind rare eye disease

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A team of international researchers, led by a scientist based in Hangzhou, has pinpointed a previously unknown cause of a rare eye disease. They hope the discovery, which was published last week in the scientific journal Nature ...

  8. Flab-fighting, Chinese style

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chinese medicine can be as effective in treating obesity as Western methods and with fewer side effects, a university study commissioned by the Hospital Authority shows. Chinese University reviewed almost 100 previous studies on Chinese weight-loss treatments with the aim of providing a scientific basis for the authority's clinics to develop therapy ...

  9. Chinese regulator must crack down on drug producers who cut corners

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Roger Bate The World Health Organisation approves a few Chinese drugs for sale to the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world. These drugs are cheap and save lives when deployed by global health programmes. But recent evidence from my own research shows some of these are failing quality control tests. The real problem is Beijing's. Until the Chinese ...


    The parasite strikes back

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... Chinese herb called qinghao or Artemisia annua. It has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine for relief of intermittent fever. Rediscovered by Chinese doctor ...




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