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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With better regulation, traditional Chinese medicine could be a key advantage for HK

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Chinese medicine a key advantage Regulating traditional Chinese medicine and its practitioners has long been a daunting task. The colonial government only moved to recognise the practice shortly before the Chinese takeover. Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa trumpeted the idea of turning Hong Kong into a hub for Chinese medicine, though little progress was made. Now ...

  2. Chinese medicine- that's the spirit!

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In the past few decades, traditional Chinese medicine has become increasingly popular. People around the world are interested in the mysteries of Chinese herbs and tonics. Many turn ... such as herbs and fruits are used. This means there are fewer side-effects than with the chemicals of Western medicine. Although it takes longer for patients to recover if they use Chinese medicine ...

  3. Herbal medicine found with high sulphur levels

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Traditional Chinese medicines sold at a well known mainland herbal market contained high levels of sulphur dioxide, posing health risks, state media reported. ... and smoking with sulphur, the Chinese medicines contain sulphur dioxide, which is harmful to the human body. However, because of the difficulty in preserving the medicines from insects and mould, herb ...

  4. Chinese medicine researchers get US patent

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Researchers in Chinese medicine at Baptist University have been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for their studies of a Chinese herb- mao dong qing- which could lead to the development of drugs to treat thrombosis, or blood clotting. Professors Liu Liang and Jiang Zhi-hong of the school of Chinese medicine found two compounds ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Pilot scheme boosts traditional medicine

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing is stepping up measures to regulate practitioners of Chinese medicine as part of efforts to promote traditional remedies and meet the mainland's vast need for health care. Chen Zhu, recently appointed health minister, is an advocate of traditional medicine and is expected to make it one of his policy priorities, according to a Ministry ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 10 firms to make and sell 18 basic medicines

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing has announced a list of 10 pharmaceutical companies that will be responsible for producing and selling 18 basic medicines to community medical institutes and drug stores in cities and the countryside. The experiment is part of an attempt to address simmering public grievances over mounting medical bills by providing affordable basic medicines ...

  9. Spending on medicine to rise 3pc

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Public hospitals are expected to spend an extra 3 per cent on drugs in the next three years as more life-saving medicines are made. The Hospital Authority's drug expenditure jumped from HK$1.8 billion in 2002/03 to HK$2.2 billion in 2005/06. Director of cluster services Cheung Wai-lun said the drug budget would keep rolling. 'New cancer drugs, biopharmaceuticals ...

  10. Elderly seek Chinese medicine subsidies

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The elderly and social workers are calling on the government to subsidise traditional Chinese medicine for the underprivileged because public clinics do not meet growing demand. ... herself Chinese herbal medicine after feeling too weak to queue for hours for a Chinese medicine consultation. The retiree has received chemotherapy for nasal cancer since 1999, which leaves her ...




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