China On The Brink - medicine http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/taxonomy/term/80/0 en Chinese Medicine Ails from Brain Drain http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/chinese-medicine-ails-brain-drain <p>Shelley Oches left her private acupuncture practice in Louisville, Kentucky eight months ago to study classical Chinese medicine—a tradition that has largely been phased out of medical schools in China as Western medicine has come into vogue in this globalizing country.</p> <p>“Chinese medicine is in a crisis in China, according to anybody who cares about traditional Chinese medicine,” she said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/chinese-medicine-ails-brain-drain">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/chinese-medicine-ails-brain-drain#comments Beijing Growing Pains medicine Sat, 21 Jun 2008 05:18:09 -0600 Marjon Rostami 184 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com The Acupuncturist http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/the-acupuncturist <pre><div id="player">Please download the latest Flash player to view slideshow</div> <script type="text/javascript">var so = new SWFObject('http://www.jeroenwijering.com/embed/player.swf','mpl','600','450','8');so.addParam('allowscriptaccess','always');so.addParam('allowfullscreen','true');so.addVariable('height','450');so.addVariable('width','600');so.addVariable('file','http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/files/video/easternmed_davis.flv');so.addVariable('image','http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/files/video/easternmed_davis_titleslide.JPG');so.addVariable('displayheight','450');so.addVariable('sea<p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/the-acupuncturist">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/the-acupuncturist#comments Beijing Growing Pains medicine Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:30:31 -0600 Rebecca Davis 399 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com Traditional Medicine Faces Uncertain Role in Chinese Development http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/traditional-medicine-faces-uncertain-role-chinese-development <p><!--StartFragment--><br /> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Verdana">Bins of white mice, racks of sealed test tubes and beakers with unidentifiable residue are organized on shelves in a sterile room. When it comes to the practice of Chinese medicine today, the habit of reaching into a gallon-sized bin and mixing a potion of fresh and dried herbs has left the labs in Chinese medical schools following the integration of Western medicine.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Verdana"> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/traditional-medicine-faces-uncertain-role-chinese-development">read more</a></p> http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/traditional-medicine-faces-uncertain-role-chinese-development#comments Beijing Growing Pains Hangzhou medicine Shanghai Tue, 24 Jun 2008 04:00:13 -0600 Marjon Rostami 371 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com Medical Fortune Telling http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/medical-fortune-telling <p>Dim natural light streamed into the room, where a hospital bed stretched nearly the length of one wall. A monk, two translators and four of my fellow correspondents crowded around me as a Taoist doctor rattled off my diagnosis. <br /><br />“Cancer<i>...<span style="color: #ff0000"><b> </b></span></i> </p><p>“No, breast disease...<br /><br />“No, not now. In the future. Maybe.”</p><p>I panicked, searching the eyes of each person in the room for reassurance. Nothing. My colleagues looked glad they were not in my position. </p><p><a href="http://www.chinaonthebrink.com/content/medical-fortune-telling">read more</a></p> Travel Diary Beijing medicine On The World Stage Wed, 04 Jun 2008 01:15:20 -0600 Marjon Rostami 161 at http://www.chinaonthebrink.com