Whole Medical Systems

Calls for Chinese medicine facility

Hong Kong should build a traditional Chinese medicine hospital - run privately or by the government - that supplemented its care with Western medicine, a think tank has proposed.

Monday, 22 March, 2010, 12:00am

Holistic institute seeks health-conscious assistant

'Good Health for Life' is the slogan of the Integrated Medicine Institute (IMI) and it is what inspires staff at the diagnostic and clinical resources specialists.

What is most unique about the institute is its integration of western medicine, naturopathic, chiropractic and homeopathic treatments.

11 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Snake oil

Some of the beauty industry advertising really sets my teeth grinding, because it uses a pseudo-science. They get a model in a white coat to give so-called medical advice to sell something that's not even registered as a drug. So, it hasn't had to pass the sort of stringent tests doctors expect of the drugs they recommend.

26 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Oasis of healing

There has been a move away from reliance upon conventional Western medicine over the past several years. Nowadays, options to treat diseases and ailments include natural therapies that seek to heal through various philosophies.

27 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Nature's way

AS THE FIGHT continued to control the atypical pneumonia outbreak, the Natural Health Association hastily convened a talk last week to discuss ways in which alternative and traditional Chinese medicine could help combat the problem.

7 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Cancer experts refuse to endorse traditional medicine

A cancer committee chaired by the health minister has rejected the inclusion of traditional Chinese medicine and other alternative therapies in disease treatment, saying there is not enough scientific evidence to justify it.

22 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Regulation good for Chinese medicine

Thank you for highlighting the Hong Kong University survey on health-care choices in Hong Kong in the report headlined 'West beats East when cure needed' (South China Morning Post, March 2) and your editorial headlined 'Healthy choice', which appeared on the same day.

17 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Deadline for Chinese medicine

Chinese medicine practitioners have been warned they will not be allowed to practise if they fail to register by December 30. More than 5,200 people have registered since August 16.

21 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Blending the best of health

AT THE START of a new chronological age Western health care appears to be turning a corner, at least to judge by this selection of titles. Thirty years after the social revolution of the 1960s spawned a re-evaluation of previously unchallenged principles of conventional health care, mainstream medicine seems at last to be embracing alternative therapies.

8 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Deeply flawed arguments

Dr Y. K. Siu in his letter headlined, 'Two groups approach medicine in different way' (South China Morning Post, November 11), asserted that traditional healers practise medicine that has not been validated by modern scientific methods.

18 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Two groups approach medicine in different way

I would like to add my views on the proposed amendment to include Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners in the Legislative Council's medical functional constituency.

11 Nov 1999 - 12:00am


What: Lest it sound like an overdose of whacked-out treatments, we should make it clear that these four therapies are meant to go together - and none is suitable for the sceptic. Colour therapy is administered via a small, $100,000 German console with digital readouts which is stored in an aluminium briefcase. The box is connected to a belt-like pad which is laid across your stomach.

10 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Chinese medicine law blow

Legal controls of Chinese medicine are still many years away despite an independent taskforce's call for the public to be protected, a senior Health Department official said yesterday.

Chief pharmacist, Anthony Chan Wing-kin, said the Government had no time frame to introduce laws regulating Chinese medicine and its practitioners.

28 May 1997 - 12:00am

Dangerous traditional medicines list urged

LEGISLATORS yesterday called for a list to be drawn up immediately of dangerous herbs used in Chinese medicine, because of fears people were ignorant of their effects.

The Government has instead proposed that such a list be drawn up by the first Chinese medicine committee, to be formed following publication of the long-awaited report on monitoring of Chinese medicine.

9 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Herbal effect

''HOO-HA Over Herbal Cures'' (South China Morning Post, March 16) did little justice to ''alternative medicine'', including the use of Chinese medicine in Britain.

5 Apr 1994 - 12:00am