Tag Archive for traditional Chinese medicine

Don’t eat toad

Folk remedies can go terribly wrong. A 70-year-old man in Shanghai was sent to hospital after eating three boiled toads believing it to be a folk remedy for his skin disease, Jiefang Daily said yesterday. The man, surnamed Gao, had a skin disease for many years. He was told eating toads could help clear toxins…

Seven year old boy dead after bizarre alternative treatment for diabetes

A highly disturbing story: A young boy is dead after undergoing alternative “therapy” that may have resulted in a diabetic coma and possibly abusive “treatment”. Diabetic Sydney boy dies after ‘slap therapy’ – 9news.com.au. Police are investigating the death of a seven-year-old diabetic boy who may have been taken off insulin to attend an alternative…

30 patients contract tuberculosis after visits to the same acupuncture clinic

Add another drawback to acupuncture: possible infection with primary inoculation tuberculosis. That does not sound good. A new paper is published showing a correlation of acupuncture and electrotherapy with onset of a form of tuberculosis. PLOS ONE: Analysis of 30 Patients with Acupuncture-Induced Primary Inoculation Tuberculosis. Abstract: Primary inoculation tuberculosis is a skin condition that…

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…