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Chinese medical supplies arrive in Ebola-affected Sierra Leone


A Chinese plane carrying emergency humanitarian supplies for Sierra Leone arrived in the country's capital Freetown on Monday afternoon, as part of effort to help the country contain the spread of Ebola. The aid materials which were brought by a special chartered flight from China included personal protective gears, gloves and glasses as well as chlorine and other medicines to help fight the d...

TCM tips aimed at improving people's health


The State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the National Health and Family Planning Commission have jointly publicized messages on TCM and health preservation. The messages included two documents, TCM health preservation and essential TCM health education information, which cover TCM-related aspects such as diet, exercise and mental health. "The initiatives aim mainly to raise...

The Diagnostic Method of Traditional Chinese Medicine


The Diagnostic Method is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Under the guidance of the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Diagnostic Method of Chinese Traditional Medicine is to find the cause, the mechanism, the characteristics and the state of the disease through “Four Examinations” namely inspection, auscultation-olfaction, interrogation and pa...

Smoke-free two sessions drive making progress


Anti-tobacco effort starts from top Huang Jiefu says he will stop anyone from smoking inside venues for the two sessions, the annual meetings of the National People's Congress and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. "I will definitely ask them to stop," said Huang, a CPPCC member. "In fact, I don't even have to ask them to stop. Instead, I will te...

Shihu: A Chinese Healing Herb


Shihu is touted as being of therapeutic benefit, serving to strengthen the stomach and bones, replenish the kidneys, and prolong one's life span. Food as a health booster is a unique part of Chinese culture. Cantonese people often put herbs in their soups to benefit their body. Many people for instance, use pears to help with seasonal cough and dryness in autumn. More e...

Healing tradition


Yang Tengzhou,75,has provided 365-day traditional Chinese medicine service for villagers over the past 25 years. [Photo provided to China Daily] An elderly doctor nurtures the small community under his wing, on any day, at any time, Mo Jingxi discovers. For Yang Tengzhou, a 75-year-old doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, this Spring Festival seemed no different from the previous 25. ...

Costly Remedies – Endangered Species and Traditional Chinese Medicine


Having served China for over two millennia, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one popular alternative, purportedly free from side-effects. Although TCM's philosophies and treatments for the most part are not scientifically supported, anecdotal testimonies of loyal converts have definitely aided TCM's spread. However, TCM does have its dark side. TCM regularly comes under media scrutiny for ...

Ailments in the East: Looking at Traditional Chinese Medicine Today


Some may reach out for the quick and easy fix of Western medicine, while others might try the unconventional form of treatment: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)TCM is complex and overwhelming to try and understand as specific variables need to be considered to diagnose the right remedy for ailments from the common cold to fertility issues. TCM has multiple branches such as acupuncture, cupping...

Precaution against bird flu


According to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, H7N9 bird flu virus has already killed 20 people in the country so far this year and the total number of infections is 96. East China's Zhejiang province has seen the highest number of deaths, 12. East China's Zhejiang province, Shanghai and South China's Guangdong province, the comparatively higher incidence areas, have found 8...

No problems with hepatitis vaccine


Samples of 1,315 vaccine shots manufactured in six batches by domestic producer BioKangtai had been tested as of Jan. 14, the China Food and Drug Administration and the National Health and Family Planning Commission said in a joint statement. All samples met the standards of enterprise registration and the national pharmacopoeia, the two agencies said. Analysis showed the 17 deaths had nothing...

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