Chinese Medicine Services

Information about the provision for Chinese medicine services in Hong Kong and how it is integrated into the public healthcare system…

In Hong Kong, there are public and private Chinese medicine services available as well as western style health care. There is a government funded Chinese medicine department in the Hospital Authority. It promotes clinical research to provide evidence based care using Chinese medicine and is working to integrate Chinese and western medicine in the public healthcare system.

At the moment none of the public hospitals in Hong Kong has a Chinese medicine department. However, there are pilot schemes underway in some hospitals to provide shared care services in the following areas:

  • pain management
  • stroke and nervous system rehabilitation
  • palliative care
  • cancer care
  • diabetes treatment
  • osteopathy
  • ear, nose and throat diseases
  • gynaecology
  • orthopaedics
  • trauma

The Hospital Authority has more information on Chinese medicine services 

The Department of Health runs a Chinese Medicine Division, where information can be accessed online

Click here to view a list of registered Chinese medicine practitioners in Hong Kong.

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