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  • Jul 29, 2014
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Natural remedies can be found on apps

It's hard to find a good app for natural remedies, but my determination has paid off. After several downloads, I found Home Natural Remedies, which scores highly. As you would expect of an app that is trying to provide people with solutions, it opens with a directory of health problems. Close to 200 of them, in fact.

Tuesday, 13 November, 2012, 9:12am 1 comment

Women turn to herbalists for help

A growing number of middle-aged women are turning to acupuncture and Chinese medicine as an alternative to Western fertility treatment.

Although herbalists generally charge less than obstetricians, this trend is creating a bonanza for a group of specialised practitioners.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

'Rice-bowl' protest

Chinese medicine workers prepare to break rice bowls outside the Legco building yesterday, to symbolise the threat to their livelihoods implied by their exclusion from a bill allowing registered Chinese medicine practitioners to issue sick leave certificates. The bill passed its third reading.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Herbalists miss out on a voice in next Legco

The government has decided not to give Chinese herbalists a voice in the Legislative Council.

The Constitutional Affairs Bureau said yesterday the plan was withdrawn in light of the reservations expressed by medical practitioners.

21 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Doctors oppose Legco link-up with herbalists

Plans to allow Chinese herbalists to share the medical seat in Legco have suffered a setback, with a survey suggesting doctors are overwhelmingly opposed to the idea.

Of the 1,276 doctors surveyed, 82 per cent said the medical constituency should not open up to Chinese medicine practitioners.

20 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


Legislator for the medical sector, Dr Lo Wing-lok, yesterday launched a survey of 5,000 doctors, dentists and herbalists to ask if traditional healers should be included in the medical functional constituency for the 2004 Legislative Council election. The constituency is currently made up of about 8,000 registered doctors and 700 dentists.

21 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Doctors fear chaos from 'forced marriage' of profession in Legco

Chinese herbalists said their proposed inclusion in the medical functional constituency for the 2004 Legislative Council election is only a partial victory in the battle for representation.

While the move, announced by the government yesterday, would challenge the dominant position long held by doctors if it is approved, the herbalists would prefer their own constituency.

11 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Herbalist's clinic raided

Police raided the clinic of a Chinese herbalist in Yuen Long in connection with the death of a 66-year-old man on Wednesday and seized a quantity of Chinese-made Western medicines. The herbalist, 65, was arrested on Wednesday night. The dead man, Choi Hang-fan, had sought treatment for a headache.

22 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

28 herbalists arrested over false claims

Twenty-eight Chinese medicine practitioners have been arrested this month for allegedly faking documentation in order to get their licences.

The cases are among about 250 involving forged prescription forms which are being investigated by police. About 50 other cases are still to be referred to police.

23 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

'Triad attack' on herbal shop

A herbalist and bone-setter shop in a Tai Kok Tsui centre was vandalised in what police suspect may have been a triad attack. Two men armed with wooden bars smashed the doors of the premises in the Fu Tor Loy Shopping Centre in Pok Hok Lane at 6.30am. They fled after being found by a security guard. The bone-setter said that he had been approached for protection of money.

24 Mar 2001 - 12:00am