• Short Summary

    PROPOSED MAGAZINE WHICH MIGHT BE USED AS PART OF FILM ON EASTERN MEDICINE:
    IN MALAYSIA, A NEW STUDY IS TO BE MADE OF SOME FORMS OF CHINESE MEDICINE.

  • Description

    PROPOSED MAGAZINE WHICH MIGHT BE USED AS PART OF FILM ON EASTERN MEDICINE:
    IN MALAYSIA, A NEW STUDY IS TO BE MADE OF SOME FORMS OF CHINESE MEDICINE.IN A NEW GOVERNMENT PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORY AT KUALA LUMPUR RESEARCH WORK IS TO BE UNDERTAKEN ON CHINESE AND INDIGENOUS MEDICINAL HERBS AND PLANTS.

    MALAYSIA AT PRESENT IMPORTS DRIED HERBS AND PLANTS WORTH SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING, PRINCIPALLY FROM MAINLAND CHINA.

    ITS THOUGHT THAT THE RESEARCH WORK ON LOCAL HERBS AND PLANTS WHICH AT PRESENT ARE USED IN A CRUDE FORM BY CHINESE PRACTITIONERS COULD OPEN UP IMPORTANT NEW SOURCES OF DRUGS.

    ONE FORM OF CHINESE MEDICINE -- ACUPUNCTURE -- IS NOT ONLY STILL WIDELY PRACTISED IN ASIA BUT IS ATTRACTING ATTENTION IN WESTERN COUNTRIES.

    IN 1960 A SERIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES IN EUROPE SPARKED AN INTEREST IN ACUPUNCTURE, MEDICAL TECHNIQUE WHOSE ORIGINS ARE LOST IN ANTIQUITY.PRACTITIONERS USE SMALL NEEDLES, INSERTED UP TO AN INCH AT SCORES OF POINTS OVER THE BODY, TO ACHIEVE WHAT THEY CALL 'A POWER BALANCE OF VITAL ENERGY FORCES.'
    THEY SAY THAT THE NEEDLES GIVE STIMULUS TO THE SKIN AND CLAIM ACUPUNCTURE IS CAPABLE OF CURING CHRONIC DISEASES AS WELL AS MUSCLE AILMENTS AND MENTAL DISORDERS.

    SINGAPORE, A PREDOMINANTLY CHINESE CITY, HAS A HIGH NUMBER OF ACUPUNCTURISTS, AMONG THEM MR.SIOW YONG CHAI, AGED THIRTY, WHO LEFT SOME YEARS AGO TO ESTABLISH A PRACTISE IN ENGLAND.HE NOW HAS ROOMS IN HARLEY STREET -- THE HOME OF SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST EMINENT DOCTORS -- WHERE HE TREATS AN AVERAGE OF TWENTY LONDONERS A DAY.SIOW SAYS THAT BRITISH DOCTORS ARE SHOWING INCREASING INTEREST IN HIS METHODS.BRITAIN NOW HAS A COLLEGE OF ACUPUNCTURE, AT MANCHESTER, WHICH IS THE FIRST TO BE SET UP IN ANY WESTERN COUNTRY.

    ACUPUNCTURISTS SPEND THREE YEARS STUDYING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZF8OEB5J2ZGDXDUNFI3H1J9I
    Media URN:
    VLVACZF8OEB5J2ZGDXDUNFI3H1J9I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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