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Manipulative Therapy

Polynesian Spa Ritual

Chuan Spa is the city's go-to destination for luxury pampering based on traditional Chinese medicine, but this summer it has launched a treatment with a South Pacific islands theme.

Friday, 20 July, 2012, 12:00am

Flab-fighting, Chinese style

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 in the field.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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

Hooked on a feeling

Located on peaceful Koh Yao Noi, a picturesque island in Thailand's Phang Nga Bay, midway between Phuket and Krabi, the Six Senses Yao Noi resort is like a haven within a haven. And a visit to the spa is not to be missed.

The feeling of holistic wellness springs from treatments that incorporate only natural products allied with locally sourced materials.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Where the sky meets the sea

Set in lush, landscaped tropical gardens punctuated by bright pink bougainvillea and brilliant blue skies, Thermes Marins Bali at the Ayana Resort offers treatments using marine-based products known for their ability to firm and tone skin.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Beauty fix

Spa by MTM provides treatments combining Japanese, Chinese and Western methods. The Causeway Bay location is conveniently close to its skincare store, where products are custom-blended for each client. Different essences stored in a glass room are added to a luxurious base cream. If the result isn't quite right, customers may return for a remix.

18 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

Glow and behold

A vital energy force flowing through all organic life that can be manipulated for healing the body and mind. Any of this sound familiar?

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Get your socks off

Bustling Central district might seem like an odd place to get your Zen fix. But look a little closer and you'll notice plenty of foot massage dens scattered around the popular night time destination. The latest addition is Ten Feet Tall in the L Place.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Comfortably thumbed

Whether projected with a clinical or relaxation slant, massage doesn't only feel good, but can be good for your health, too.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am