Traditional Chinese Medicine

Alternatively speaking: Will Chinese medicine lead to a new diabetes cure?

Radix astragaliis a component of the xiaoke pill. Photo: Freer

As the blending of alternative and mainstream medicine gains traction worldwide, more studies emerge on the benefits of embracing both Eastern and Western philosophies.

Monday, 24 June, 2013, 11:03am

German convert to Chinese medicine joins fight for traditional healing hospital

Marcus Gadau's treatment for back pain as a teenager prompted him to study Chinese healing in Beijing for five years. Photo: Jonathan Wong

A decade ago, Marcus Gadau was bedridden with chronic back pain due to a hole in his lung. The 16-year-old could never have imagined his agony would see him leave his home in Germany to study a degree in traditional Chinese medicine for five years in Beijing, become fluent in Putonghua and start a doctorate at Baptist University's Chinese medicine department.

9 Jun 2013 - 6:27am

Tokay gecko populations decline due to overhunting, say activists

Asia's striking Tokay Gecko is in danger of being over-hunted for use in traditional medicine in China. Photo: AFP

Activists warned yesterday that wild populations of Southeast Asia's striking tokay gecko were in danger of being overhunted for use in traditional medicine in China and other countries.

12 Apr 2013 - 2:40am

Letters to the Editor, April 6, 2013

Chimpanzees are at serious risk from poachers. Photo: AP

The proposal to build a sports complex at the Kai Tak site has proved to be controversial. I think if a new sports complex is to be constructed in Hong Kong, the location should be changed.

6 Apr 2013 - 4:02am 30 comments

City needs Chinese medicine hospital

Hong Kong will benefit from traditional Chinese medicine hospital. Photo: David Wong

I am a German PhD student at the school of Chinese medicine at Hong Kong Baptist University. I am writing regarding recent developments concerning the former Lee Wai Lee campus site.

4 Apr 2013 - 3:17am 1 comment

Store thieves in Richmond, Vancouver target ginseng

CCTV footage from the Tung Yun Tong Herbal store in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, captures the thieves. Photos: SCMP

Canadian federal police are investigating a spate of thefts targeting Vancouver-area Chinese herbal medicine shops, in which brazen criminals made off with ginseng and other products worth tens of thousands of dollars.

24 Dec 2012 - 9:06am

Herbal medicine robberies offer crime gangs high rewards

The Vancouver area's many high-end Chinese herbal medicine stores have provided rich pickings for criminal gangs.

There have been at least three herbal crime sprees in the past five years, including the current rash of thefts in Richmond.

Tung Yun Tong Herbal, the target of the most recent thefts this month, was also hit by a violent robbery in July 2010.

24 Dec 2012 - 9:06am

Chinese farmers turn to e-commerce to sell medicinal herbs

The village shop where herbs are packed for delivery.

Farmers in Guanyeping village, in China's Henan province, are using e-commerce via Taobao to sell herbs for Chinese medicine, significantly improving their standard of living.

Du Qianli is the founder and owner of Gift of the Mountain Products Company, the first Taobao shop selling organic herbs gathered from Taihang mountain.

19 Dec 2012 - 11:54am

Elderly get help paying the bills for traditional Chinese medicine

Professor Bian Zhaoxiang (right), of Baptist University's School of Chinese Medicine, helps the elderly cope with chronic illness. Photo: May Tse

Diagnosed with stage-four liver cancer in 2009 and with surgery and chemotherapy no longer options, 79-year-old retiree Mr Xu was given six to nine months to live.

18 Dec 2012 - 9:21am 1 comment

Nestle and Chi-Med form Chinese medicine alliance

Nestle will own half of the new research venture. Photo: Bloomberg

Nestle and Hutchison China Meditech, a drugmaker controlled by Li Ka-shing, have agreed to form an alliance to develop gastro-intestinal treatments based on traditional Chinese medicine.

Nestle Health Science and Chi-Med will each own half of the Nutrition Science Partners (NSP) venture, the companies said yesterday.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:46am

Patient hails selfless Chinese medicine practitioner dead at 27

Iris Yang and TCM practitioner Pang Chun-sang with a memorial booklet for Lily Yang. Photo: Thomas Yau

Lily Yang Yan Lee-loi, a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) doctor who spent the final two years of her life fighting her own disease while curing the needy, was described as an angel by one of those she cared for.

The 27-year-old died of acute kidney failure on November 4, and a memorial service for her at Baptist University tomorrow will be attended by 150 people.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am

Huang suggests HK tap mainland expertise to advance Chinese medicine

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Photo: Colleen Lee

The best way for Hong Kong to develop its Chinese medicine industry is to tap the expertise in neighbouring Guangdong, the chief secretary was advised in Beijing on Monday.

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who is on an official visit to Beijing, had asked for the central government’s support in developing the traditional medicine sector.

24 Sep 2012 - 12:09pm

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

Answer on the tip of your tongue

The eyes are the windows to the soul, says the adage. In traditional Chinese medicine, though, it's the tongue that gives insight into the overall physical status of the body, otherwise known as zheng.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

When truth is in the balance

In the Dr and Mrs Hung Hin Shiu Museum of Chinese Medicine at Baptist University, there is a wall displaying the faces and quotations of famous scholars of Chinese medicine.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am