Chinese Medicine


Diagnosing Disease by Visual Inspection in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Diagnosing Disease by Visual Inspection in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chinese doctors who practiced traditional Chinese medicine had once mastered the method of health diagnosis by visual inspection; some still have the knowledge.

Why the Chinese Ephedra (麻黄) is known as “Ask-for-trouble”

Why the Chinese Ephedra (麻黄) is known as “Ask-for-trouble”

A long time ago, an elderly Chinese herbalist accepted a disciple to help with his business. The herbalist wanted someone to pass down his herbal knowledge to, given the herbalist had no son.

An Herbal Treatment for Backache

An Herbal Treatment for Backache

Eucommia bark (Du Zhong) is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat back and leg pain. It is also one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in Chinese herbology.

One Good Turn Deserves Another

One Good Turn Deserves Another

At the end of the Ming Dynasty, there was a war led by Li Zicheng. During the war, a wealthy man from Shanxi called Mr Yuan was forced to bring his only son to find refuge.

Eucommia Bark (Du Zhong)

Eucommia Bark (Du Zhong)

Eucommia bark looks just like tree bark, yet it prevents pain in the back and legs….

Yao Gives Insight into Traditional Chinese Medicine

Yao Gives Insight into Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Chinese character 藥 (yào) refers to a medicine or drug. It is composed of two parts. The top part, 艹, is the Chinese radical that indicates grass and grass-related plants, including herbs.

Managing Cancer with Chinese Medicine Principles

Managing Cancer with Chinese Medicine Principles

Cancer treatments were documented in ancient times. The principles behind traditional Chinese medicine encompass both the traditional Chinese value of moderation when treating illnesses and the practice of coexistence.

Healing Power of Performing Arts

Healing Power of Performing Arts

The history of performing arts is as old as the history of human beings. It is simply because performing arts activities—singing, dancing, painting, playing musical instruments, and composing—are an integral part of human life.

Preserving Genuine Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong (2)

Preserving Genuine Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong (2)

Real medicine will soon be gone
“Nowadays, medicine is integrative – not quite Western and not quite Eastern

Preserving Genuine Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong (1)

Preserving Genuine Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong (1)

In Chinese medicine, “from master to disciple” has been handed down for thousands of years.

Take Good Care of Your Qi

Take Good Care of Your Qi

For different seasons, different qi is dominant. For example, there is wind for the spring, heat for the summer, dampness for the late summer, and dryness for the fall. In the winter, we feel there is a cold qi in the air.

Western Medicine vs Chinese Medicine

Western Medicine vs Chinese Medicine

In the ancient East, Nu Wa made human beings; whereas, in the ancient West, it was God who created human beings.

The Legend of Gancao

The Legend of Gancao

The Chinese word for licorice is gancao. Gancao literally means “sweet root”. Here is a funny story about gancao.

Everlasting Principles in Chinese

Everlasting Principles in Chinese

Chinese medicine has been around in this world much longer than what is documented. It is said that the Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon (Huangdi Neijing) has been around more than 2000 years and some even say more than 3000 years.



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