Chinese Medicine

Spa & The City, The Langham & Chuan Spa, London

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

A stone's throw from both Regents Park and Soho, The Langham takes pride of place in the heart of London's West End. Reputed to be Lady Gaga's favourite London abode, the prestigious hotel has been welcoming royalty, dignitaries and celebrities for over 150 years.

Rhino Poaching Documentary Shows The True Extent Of The Illegal Wildlife Trade

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

A surge in demand for rhinoceros horn and pangolin scales across East Asia has led to an "epidemic" level of poaching in South Africa. As the numb...

Hot Treatments: Zhengliao - A Chinese Stress Buster at LUX* Resorts

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Let's face it, gone are the days when a little gentle pampering and whale music will cut it in a hotel spa. I want braggable results from my treatments - and at LUX* they kindly pander to that sense of entitlement.

Tigers vs Chinese Medicine - Can Tourism Swing the Fight?

Justin Francis | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

There are only around 3000 tigers left in the wild worldwide. To put this into context that's less than the number of tigers in captivity in the US - a figure and comparison that I find shocking.

Why You Should NOT Do an Extreme Detox in Winter

Stella Photi | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

But before you stop any good work and reach for the biscuits I'm not advocating sitting about and eating badly! Better to adopt a few healthy habits that you can bring about to nurture and restore yourself at this time of year, and save the more full-on cleansing till spring when you're more energetically able to cope with it.

Some Chinese Medicines Contain 'Dangerously High' Toxin Levels, Warn Experts

PA | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Health regulators have issued a warning over some Chinese medicines, saying they contain "dangerously high" levels of lead, mercury and arsenic. Th...

An Oldie but a Goodie - Acupuncture helps Fertility!

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

Theory behind it includes the possibility that herbal remedies and acupuncture can affect the ovulation and menstrual cycle and enhance blood flow to the uterus.

Therapeutic Approaches in Reflexology

Elena Barbiero | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

Energetically speaking, there are two main approaches to a reflexology treatment, and it's down to the skill of the therapist to ascertain which one is best. One can choose to act according to a non-interference principle, as simple 'catalyst': this is when there isn't really an interaction between patient and therapist. The therapist 'lends' his/her energy as a medium to support healing. The mere 'presence' of the therapist is enough to help the healing process, the treatment being the medium. A second avenue is the one of active release, where the therapist actively stimulates or seeks to modify energy patterns, having identified an imbalance.

Research Suggests Plant Extract May Combat Prostate Cancer (PICTURES/VIDEO)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A drug derived from a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine may help combat prostate cancer, research suggests. Celastrol, extracted from the ...

Animal Allies - The 'Bear' Reality of China

Andrew Telling | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK
Andrew Telling

The thought of an intelligent, sentient Moon Bear being locked in a cage no bigger than itself for 20 years with a dirty, metal catheter crudely inserted in to the gall bladder while bile is endlessly and painfully extracted sounds like a torturous experience beyond the capabilities of any living being. But it happens.

Chinese Medicines Contain 'Traces Of Endangered Animals'

PA | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

DNA testing of traditional Chinese medicines has shown that many contain traces of endangered animals. Scientists who analysed 15 samples of powder...