Traditional Chinese Med. (TCM) Docs & Shops in the Hood

It is a well-known fact, that more and more of us prefer to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to Allopathy, for therapeutic or preventive health care, for ourselves and our families. And Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is riding on this popularity. TCM is based on Eastern culture and philosophy as it relates to the five elements, the flow of blood and chi (energy flow), and yin-yang.

FUN FACT: Did you know that Ko Shing Street in Sheung Wan is also known as Chinese medicine street? There is also a Chinese medicine herbal garden in Sheung Wan which grows some of the more popular Chinese herbs and explains their uses.

As you might have noticed, chinese medicine shops proliferate in Sheung Wan and Central. To make things easier for you, we have put together a list of some recommended Chinese medicine shops or doctors in and around the Hood.

Different ailments and different doctors work well for different people. For starters, you should know that there are two general types of Chinese doctors. Chinese medicine doctors must be licensed with the Chinese Medicine Council and a list of those licensed are available on the Council’s websit