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  1. Courses abound in traditional Chinese medicine

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau With dark-coloured soup for medication and illegible characters on papyrus for prescriptions, Chinese medicine was regarded by many in the west as little more than superstitious charlatanism. Practitioners of Chinese medicine have for years fought to be recognised and have their progress in the field of herbal research acknowledged, and the practice is now increasingly seen ...

  2. Traditional medicine has radical impact on mainland's astronauts

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the second of a series ahead of the space launch this week, Stephen Chen looks at how traditional Chinese medicine is being used to keep astronauts healthy in space. Working in outer ... mission. 'To prevent that from happening, we have traditional Chinese medicine,' Dr Li said. Joint research by the CAC and the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium found that Chinese ...

  3. 5,700 older Chinese medicines registered

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A total of 5,700 proprietary Chinese medicines that were manufactured or sold locally on or before March 1999 have secured a transitional registration with the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong. Another 1,800 proprietary Chinese medicines that were released into the market after that date have been given a 'non-transitional registration' status ...

  4. Smugglers snared with haul of medicinal trees

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... with stolen medicinal trees. The 7-metre craft, crewed by three mainlanders, was loaded with 25 China box trees. Marine police swooped on the craft after seeing an object one officer described as looking like a floating clump of mangroves off Sai Kung. While the theft of 'fung shui trees' and incense trees is common, officials say this is the first recorded theft of a medicinal ...

  5. Traditional Chinese medicine enters into its dog days

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Traditional Chinese medicine has gone to the dogs, literally. Pets Central's hospital services now include animal acupuncture ... Kong, bringing her combination of western veterinary training with eastern alternative medicine to help local sick pets, um, heal. 'I got into it because I wanted to find out more about ...

  6. Identifying the identity crisis in modern medicine

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... misidentification of the cells, fluids, tissues, organs, limbs and bodies of patients is commonplace: the 'identity crisis' of modern medicine. Reports in Hong Kong over the past year attest ...

  7. Career in Singapore is for medicinal purposes

    Posted Aug 30th 2008, 12:00am by Carmen Tao, Jolene Otremba

    ... Jolene Otremba and Carmen Tao Listed company offers exciting opportunity for an ambitious, hard-working professional Whether your experience is in conventional western medicine, clinical research or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an exciting opportunity beckons in the Lion City. Singapore-listed Eu Yan Sang International is inviting applications for an executive manager, ...

  8. Traditional medicine to take bigger role in mainland health-care reform

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 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 on the mainland and a global appetite for herbal medicine all provide a golden opportunity for traditional Chinese medicine, according to industry insiders and analysts. And domestic TCM makers are moving ...

  9. Anger over Chinese medicine licensing exam

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam More than 50 part-time Chinese medicine students and graduates staged a rally yesterday demanding the right to sit for qualification examinations to allow them to become licensed practitioners. The president of the part-time Chinese medicine students' union at Baptist University, Lau Chun-yue, said about 150 students and graduates were affected by the Chinese Medicine ...

  10. Chinese-medicine clinics to stay open

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The Hospital Authority for the first time is keeping its Chinese-medicine outpatient clinics open over the Easter break as another measure to cope with the flu outbreak. Eight clinics will provide limited services from today instead of shutting for the break. The authority's adviser of integrative medicine, Vivian Wong Taam Chi-woon, said yesterday the arrangement ...




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