Students of Chinese medicine have spoken of how they came into contact with the discipline. Mok King often watched his father treat patients who were cured of diseases which Western doctors found incurable. Mr Mok used to accompany his father to mountains in Guangzhou to pick herbs and learned how Chinese medicine was integrated with nature. 'I have seen some very useful herbs in Hong Kong's country parks. I think Chinese medicine is a science that has not achieved the recognition it deserves in Hong Kong.' Lai Oi-lam wanted to be a doctor since childhood to learn something closely related to Chinese culture. By talking to doctors, she learned not all diseases could be cured by Western medicine. 'I hope that Hong Kong will produce trained practitioners as soon as possible so that Chinese medicine can develop quicker.'