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Rappler's latest stories on traditional medicine


Taiwan's traditional medicine stores struggle on life support

Jan 20, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Some 200 traditional medicine shops close every year as the government refuses to issue new licenses since 1998

DYING TRADITION. Traditional medicine store owner Gu Cheng-pu (L) and her father-in-law Hsu Ping-jen (R) at the family's Chinese herbal medicine store in New Taipei City. Photo by Hsu Tsun-hsu/AFP

Indonesia’s cure to the common cold only requires a coin

Jun 30, 2016 - 4:38 PM

The treatment leaves red line marks on the patient s back Would you try it?

KEROKAN. The Indonesia treatment requires rubbing a blunt object on your back. Photo by Karma Gurung

Burn, patient, burn: China's fire therapy regains popularity

Jul 04, 2014 - 5:15 PM

Many in China cannot afford expensive treatment for chronic ailments and state health insurance is limited sparking demand for cheaper alternative therapies

Arroyo's alternative medicine doctor unlicensed

Apr 01, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Dr Antonia Park according to the Professional Regulatory Commission is not authorized to practice medicine in the Philippines She faces charges of estafa and reckless imprudence resulting in homicide

Chinese herb remedy extract linked to cancer - study

Aug 08, 2013 - 9:39 AM

The gene signature of aristolochic acid derived from a vine known as birthwort was found in tumors from 19 upper urinary tract cancer patients from Taiwan

Customs seizes P47-M worth of rhino horns

Sep 07, 2012 - 4:00 PM

Almost 9 kg of rhinoceros horns worth P47 million from Mozambique were seized by customs officials

ILLEGAL CARGO SEIZED. Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon. Photo from BOC website