Tag Archive for TCM

Pseudoscientific technology for Australian rugby team

This piece that appeared in the Australian media is full of errors, false assumptions and credulity. Just awful! A National rugby team is using controversial new technology to up their game. Or not. Revealed: Sports science secrets of the South Sydney Rabbitohs as they head into grand final. THIS is the top-secret sports science technology…

Let’s ask the dealers if their stuff is good: U.K. committee on TCM

Hunt is at it again. More quackery into NHS. First it was homeopathy: U.K. Health Secretary Hunt: Needs to buy a clue. Now this… British might integrate TCM into UK health service. The British government says it is looking into integrating traditional Chinese medicine into the UK’s national health service. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says if…

Chinese experts plan book to standardize Traditional Chinese Medicine

Cart before the horse? Superstition before science. China to compile guidebook on traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese experts plan to compile a guidebook for clinical application of ready-made traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for treating infectious diseases. The compiling and publishing of the book is aimed at standardizing the use of TCM, which helped Chinese people overcome…

Stop eating and using pangolins

We’ve posted before on Doubtful News how the pangolin – scaly anteater – is killed and used for Traditional Chinese Medicine preparations and for consumption. A single animal may bring $7000 on the black market. It is facing extinction thanks to its unusual characteristics. BBC Nature – ‘Shocking’ scale of pangolin smuggling revealed. Official records show…

China establishes TCM network

Traditional Chinese Medicine becoming institutionalized in China. Healthcare service based on TCM set to start. A healthcare service based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), will soon be established, according to the nation’s top TCM authority. Based on trials at more than 170 TCM institutions, guidelines, rules and standards will be formulated for the service, said…

Movin’ on up to a deluxe apartment in the sky

Yes, this may be poisoning the well… Beijing cracks down on bizarre apartment-top villa – Yahoo! News. A medicine mogul spent six years building his own private mountain peak and luxury villa atop a high-rise apartment block in China’s capital, earning the unofficial title of “most outrageous illegal structure.” Now, authorities are giving him 15…

$300,000 for rhino horn that does NOTHING

The rhino is doomed thanks to ridiculous notions about health. It makes me feel sick. We’ve been covering various stories of Traditional medicinals that use endangered animals for their parts that supposedly have magical qualities. They don’t. They do make the rhinos disappear though. There’s a country that will pay $300,000 per rhino horn to cure cancer…

New Zealand man charged for importing problematic traditional meds

You can’t bring this stuff in here. Auckland man fined for illegally importing medicines | Voxy.co.nz. A 55 year-old Auckland man has been fined a total of four thousand dollars after he admitted importing traditional Asian medicines containing endangered and threatened species of plants. Pei Min Qiu, an acupuncturist from Remuera, was sentenced in the…

Faked fakey medicine: Counterfeit Traditional Chinese meds

The use of Traditional Chinese medicine is growing, spending was up 20% last year in China. There are serious problems with quality and safety. Traditional Chinese medicine sector plagued by counterfeits|WantChinaTimes.com. Chinese companies in the traditional herbal medicine sector are facing serious problems with counterfeit drugs, with several counterfeiters forging documents and packaging that makes…