top

HERBALIST

In Hong Kong, both western and traditional Chinese medicine can be found.

Chinese Herbalist shop
Chinese Herb Shop sell traditional Chinese herbal medicine.
Chinese Herbalist shop
This traditional Chinese Herbalist shop is located in Kowloon city.
Chinese Herbalist shop
Chinese Herbalist shop
Chinese Herbalist shop
In Hong Kong, herbs are used extensively. They are prescribed by individual herbalists or bought over the counter of Chinese Herbalist shops. However, they are not utilized in modern Western style hospitals.
Chinese Herbalist shop

In year 2006, the government is proposing that the Blue House in Wan Chai would house a museum of tea and Chinese medicine. A hospital, which was the first in Wan Chai to provide Chinese medicine to residents, occupied the site of the Blue House in the 19th century.

This traditional Chinese Herbalist shop is located in Nga Tsin Wai village.
Chinese Herbalist shop
Chinese Herbalist shop
Chinese Herbalist shop
This traditional Chinese Herbalist shop is located in Sheung Wan.
Chinese Herbalist shop

In year 2003, Hong Kong's hospitals has allowed the use of traditional Chinese medicine for the first time since World War II in order to fight against severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

Each herbal medicine prescription is a cocktail of many herbs tailored to each individual patient.
Chinese Herbalist shop
Chinese Herbalist shop
Chinese Herbalist shop
The medicines, mostly derived plants, are extremely popular in Hong Kong, city of seven million.
Chinese Herbalist shop
These two herbalists are preparing Chinese dry herbs for a patient.
Chinese Herbalist shop
Chinese Herbalist shop
Chinese Herbalist shop
The balance is used to weight the Chinese medicinal herbs.
Chinese Herbalist shop
No modern calculator in this shop. The herbalist is using a traditional abacus to calculate price.
Chinese Herbalist shop
Chinese Herbalist shop
Chinese Herbalist shop
This old Chinese herbalist shop is located in Sheung Wan. It is 50 years old. It will be closed in year 2007 as the old building will be redeveloped.
Chinese Herbalist shop


Click to see more pictures





Home > Society > Herbalist
Bottom