traditional chinese medicine
Packs of cigarettes containing traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are making their way to Beijing’s markets, luring customers to puff their way to “good health.”
On December 19, a netizen shared photos of the products claiming to have medicinal properties on Weibo.
A compound present in some herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine is linked to liver cancers, a new study revealed.
Scientists in Singapore and Taiwan sequenced the DNA of 98 liver cancers before running a mutational signature analysis. They found that more than three-quarters of the cancers — which all came from Taiwan — had high levels of mutations related to aristolochic acid (AA), a natural compound used in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
After battling cancer, Chinese actress Xu Ting died on September 7 after choosing traditional Chinese medicine over chemotherapy. The 26-year-old announced in July that she was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer affecting the immune system.
The unfortunate event has led some to question the extent that traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) had on Xu, Shanghaiist reported. She chose not to undergo chemotherapy, convinced that the procedure would be too painful and can even kill her faster.
Chinese influencers now required to prove qualifications to talk about topics like finance, medicine
- China’s influencers will now be required to prove they are qualified when giving medicinal, financial or legal advice on their social media.
- On Tuesday, China’s State Administration of Radio and Television and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism released a joint statement outlining a new “code of conduct.”
- The new mandate requires any influencer livestreaming content that calls for a “higher professional level,” to be qualified in the area.
- Failure to abide by the code could lead to becoming permanently banned from livestreaming as well as being featured on Beijing’s public shame list of violators.
- The news comes amid China’s recent efforts to tighten regulations on online content, including a ban on children under 16 years old from watching livestreams after 10 p.m.
China’s influencers will now be required to prove they are qualified when giving medicinal, financial or legal advice on their social media.
On Tuesday, China’s State Administration of Radio and Television and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism released a joint statement outlining a new “code of conduct.”
- A Chinese father from Heilongjiang Province, China, was reportedly rushed to the hospital after a venomous snake, which he thought to be dead inside a jar of snake wine, bit him.
- The father claimed to have bought three jars of snake wine a year ago to cure his son, who has been suffering from a chronic illness.
- He purportedly let the snakes marinate for a year before deciding to administer the traditional Chinese medicine to his son.
- All of the snakes were reportedly still alive, and after one of them attacked him, he was treated immediately and managed to survive the incident.
A Chinese father had the shock of his life when a supposedly dead snake inside a jar of snake wine he bought a year ago suddenly bit him.
The man from Heilongjiang Province, China, reportedly bought three jars of snake wine, believing that the drink could help cure his son, who has been suffering from a chronic illness. Instead of opening the jars, the father purportedly left them untouched for a year so that they could have “enough medicinal properties.”
A Chinese nurse has gone viral on social media after she posted a photo with a sign asking the Chinese government to set her up with a boyfriend after the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is over.
Tian Fangfang, who is one of the many medical workers fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak, posted a picture wearing her hazmat suit on Chinese social media, holding a sign that reads: “the country can assign me a boyfriend when the epidemic is over,” according to Unilad.
Business owners in Manhattan and Queens in New York are reporting a significant drop in customers over fears of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV or COVID-19) even though there are no confirmed cases in the state.
In a press conference on Wednesday, executive director of the Chinatown Partnership, Wellington Chen, noted there were a lot of cancellations and low foot traffic at many businesses in Chinatowns across the city, according to the Gothamist.
A Chinese actress suffered second-degree burns on her back after the rubbing alcohol used on her during a cupping therapy session caught on fire.
Authorities in eastern China recovered the scales of roughly 50,000 tree pangolins smuggled in from Nigeria, customs officials announced on Wednesday.
The bust, believed to be the largest in the country in recent years, took place in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province in late October after a year-long investigation.
A group of seven girlfriends in southeastern China purchased a dream home as part of their pact to retire and die together in the future.
What started as a joke among the friends in 2008 has now become a reality in the 700-square meter (7,535-square foot) house in suburban Guangzhou, Guangdong province.
A private boarding school teaching traditional culture in northeastern China has blamed a student’s family’s karma for the disease that took his life.
Zhou Zuorui, 9, died on December 11 after falling ill for a week while attending Yukun Guoxue Experimental School in Yitong county, Jilin province, Chongqing Morning News reported.
After suffering from a bloody cough and itchy throat for two months, a 60-year-old Chinese man has finally learned that a leech has been the cause of his symptoms.
The patient, identified only by his surname Li, had been trying to find a cure for his condition but was repeatedly misdiagnosed, Mirror reports.