When the Chinese pharmaceutical industry opens up: A history of the Hsa Western Medicines Company

China’s pharmaceutical industry is one of the biggest on the planet.As of 2014, it was worth more than $1.2 trillion.Its products are used by over 2 billion people around the world.Now that the industry is being democratised, it is becoming more and more likely that the Chinese will open up its market.A history in Chinese …

How to stop your bladder infection with Western Botanical Medicine

Western Medicine balcony is a brand new, unbranded spa in the West End of Sydney’s CBD.It was the only Western Botanic Medicine spa in Australia when it opened last year, and the opening was met with an enthusiastic reception from the public.Its opening was attended by celebrities like John Lithgow, Jodi Foster, and Peter Serafinowicz, …

Why western medicine may not be the best medicine for tinnitis

Western medicine, it seems, is not all it’s cracked up to be.And yet, it’s still one of the best-known medical disciplines in the world, and it can help with many ailments.In this week’s installment of The Verge’s ongoing series, we talk with a leading western botanist about the advantages of western medicine.

What does a botanical remedy actually do?

article Western medicine’s reputation as the best in the world is certainly in the ascendancy, and it’s not hard to see why.But what does a remedy actually achieve?That’s a topic for another day, but it’s worth remembering that the science of botanical remedies has a long history in medicine, dating back to the 19th century.For …