Traditional Chinese herbal remedies are today used in many countries.
From herbal remedies to acupuncture, traditional therapies are valued particularly by ethnically diverse groups.
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The slaughtered tigers were not bred in zoos, yet their story should put captive breeding in general into question.
A rhinoceros after having had its horn removed.
Trading rhino horn has been legalised in a bid to undercut poachers and the black market.
Bears like Polly (pictured) are rescued from bear bile farms and sent to rehabilitation centres.
Bears in Asia are trapped in bile farms, where they are kept in small cages for decades.
The Australian drugs regulator is overhauling the health claims made by suppliers of complementary medicines, including homeopathic therapies. And some curious options are up for discussion.
Would you trust a complementary medicine described as "vermifuge", "vulnerary" or "emmenagogue"? That's what new labelling proposes and not everyone's happy about it.
Doctors with special training in acupuncture and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine worked together in emergency departments.
Some emergency doctors are already using acupuncture to relieve patients' pain. Now a new study shows when it works, when it doesn't and how emergency departments of the future might use it.
It’s not too late to get your Himalayan Viagra, but it’ll cost you.
The coveted and unusual aphrodisiac found only at very high altitudes can fetch up to US$100,000 a kilo.
The most concerning finding was leopard DNA.
Making sure that a tablet claiming to have 500 mg of paracetamol really does contain 500 mg of paracetamol is relatively easy. But how do you test for herbs?
Harvesting Artemisia annua.
Tu Youyou sifted through 2,000 ancient herbal remedies to develop a drug that now treats hundreds of millions of people a year.
1964 poster: ‘Prevent Malaria and Take Care of People’s Health.’
Painted by Wu Hao 吴昊
The 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine went partly for research done during the Chinese Cultural Revolution based on traditional Chinese medicine. Here's the story of Project 523.
Never before has a Nobel gone to an expert in traditional Chinese medicine.
The first Chinese Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded for work based on traditional Chinese medicine. Will traditional medical knowledge now share the spotlight with evidence-based medicine?
All dentists should be practising evidence-based dentistry for the sake of their patients.
Holistic dentistry claims to promote overall wellness rather than simply treating disease. But the lack of evidence for the alternative therapies underpinning it are cause for concern.
Neither laws nor guns are stopping the poachers.
Rhinos, elephants and the big cats like lions and tigers are all at risk of extinction as a result of a resurgence in the illegal trade of their body parts. Newspapers in recent days have been filled with…
Type 2 diabetes patients treated with traditional Chinese medicine alongside anti-diabetic drugs are a third less likely…
Chinese herbal treatments, among other complementary medicines, have come under scrutiny.
Cutting complementary medicine courses from universities would dilute the quality of the education available and threaten…
New software combines ancient Chinese practices and modern medicine to measure health by analysing images of the tongue…
Traditional Chinese medicines the authors genetically audited using new DNA sequencing technology.
There are polarising views on the subject of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). This website has recently published numerous article about the efficacy and regulation of CAM, the placebo effect…
Despite recent attempts to retain traditional healing practices in China, modern medicine is supplanting traditional medicine there.
Most of traditional healing practices are based on intuitive principles of diseases involving the imbalance of elemental qualities. For the ancient Greeks and Romans, whose systems of traditional healing…