Acupuncture can help elderly people with cognitive impairment, study finds

A Chinese university researcher explains how acupuncture help improve memory in elderly people with cognitive impairment.

A study by the Chinese University has found that acupuncture was effective in helping elderly people with mild cognitive impairment to improve their conditions.

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'The Needleman' delivers painful remedy for injuries

Alain Chu

In a clinic a short stroll from Mong Kok MTR station, Jeremy Ritcey yelps in pain. "That was getting close to a 10," he says, laughing nervously to distract himself from the needles piercing his skin, tearing into his injured muscles.

30 Apr 2013 - 10:01am

Health Bites

Health Bites

A more intense form of acupuncture has been found to help patients with Bell palsy, a condition whereby the face gets temporarily paralysed for weeks or months.

26 Feb 2013 - 9:10am

Acupuncture may help relieve cancer fatigue: UK study

Acupuncture may help ease fatigue in women who have had breast cancer, a study has found.

Cancer and cancer treatments can cause chronic pain, stress and anaemia, all of which contribute to fatigue.

In addition, people who are nauseated after chemotherapy might not be getting the most nutritious diet for maintaining energy levels.

31 Oct 2012 - 3:50am

Health bites

Health bites

Marijuana hits below the belt A new study published in

11 Sep 2012 - 9:32am

Children with autism respond to acupuncture

Chinese medicine practitioners treating a group of autistic pupils at a Fanling school reported marked improvement in patients' symptoms after just a couple of dozen treatments - a finding that could bolster scientific research in the field.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Renovation the remedy

Lui Seng Chun, one of Hong Kong?s oldest tong laus, or shophouses, opened its doors last week after a HK$28 million year-long facelift to transform it into a centre for traditional Chinese medicine. The 1930s grade-one historic building hosts four practitioners offering acupuncture, Chinese medicine and bone setting to an estimated 80 patients a day.

The building

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Study shows depression eases with acupuncture

Acupuncture can complement drugs when treating patients for depression, according to a study by University of Hong Kong researchers.

The research, led by Dr Zhang Zhang-jin, found that patients treated with electrically charged acupuncture needles to points in the head along with drugs rated themselves in happier spirits than those given a placebo.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Herbalhelp for the inconceivable

Infertility seems to be a problem in Hong Kong, with one in six couples unable to conceive naturally, according to the Hong Kong Society of Reproductive Medicine. Many turn to Western, Chinese, or a combination of both medical schools to find a solution, and recent studies indicate traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may have one.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A case in point for autism

Baptist University's School of Chinese Medicine opened a privately financed speciality clinic in December in the Tsim Sha Tsui Kai Fong Welfare Association Building on Nathan Road. It features a 'Children Autism Treatment Zone' - a place where children get weekly acupuncture treatments.

The zone has been placed in a far corner of the clinic with soundproofed walls.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Child study a turning point for therapy

Acceptance of acupuncture as a has turned a corner, according to a report published last month in the American Academy of Pediatrics' journal, Pediatrics, which concluded that the ancient Chinese needle therapy is safe for use on children, provided that it is performed by 'appropriately trained practitioners'.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Pains and needles

When Kenny Kon, 43, suffered sciatica in his left leg, he first turned to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and then to chiropractic treatments to relieve the pain, but neither helped.

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

HK study pins down effects of acupoints

The therapeutic effects of acupuncture can be explained scientifically for the first time, according to the researchers behind a 'breakthrough' Hong Kong-based study.

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Therapy turns up heat

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.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Wisdom of ages for the 21st century

To some people, the term traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) might conjure images of musty medical halls and geriatric practitioners who hover between mystical genius and opportunistic quackery. But Chinese medicine has evolved into something more innovative, and its modern clinics attract a younger set of both practitioners and clients.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am