Date: 09 Jun 2017 (Friday)


HKBU to announce trial results on Tianjiu therapy for hay fever on Tuesday


Allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever, is an inflammation of the nose and eyes which occurs when the immune system overreacts to allergens in the air such as pollen, pet hair, dust and mould. The typical symptoms include a runny or blocked nose, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and swelling around the eyes. Currently, around 10-20% of the world’s population suffers from allergic rhinitis. Patients usually receive routine symptomatic pharmacotherapies, or immunotherapy, depending on their health condition. However, these treatments do not obtain satisfactory results, as only one third of adult patients experience satisfactory relief. It is also difficult to determine the optimal use, the appropriate initiation timing and proper duration of the immunotherapy treatment.

From the perspective of Chinese medicine, allergic rhinitis is mainly caused by the attack of exogenous evils, deficiency of organs and an abnormal body institution. Both internal and external Chinese medicine treatments are concurrently used to treat this disease, one of which is called Tianjiu therapy.

Tianjiu therapy is also known as “herbal moxibustion” or “acupoint herbal patching”, and has a long history in treating multiple respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It helps to regulate the functions of meridians and organs, and to invigorate the physical institution.
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Tianjiu therapy for treating allergic rhinitis, the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) recently conducted a clinical trial with Tianjiu therapy. HKBU’s Research Assistant Professor of the SCM Clinical Division, Dr Zhong Lidan, will announce the findings on Tuesday. Details of the session are as follows:

Date:    13 June 2017 (Tuesday)
Time:    11am
Venue:  SCM 809, 8/F Jockey Club School of Chinese Medicine Building
            HKBU Baptist University Road campus (new campus)
            7 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong
Language: Cantonese

You are cordially invited to send reporters/photographers to cover the above event. For media enquiries, please contact Jasmine Lau of HKBU Communication and Public Relations Office at 3411 7828 or 7472 2122.

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日期:2017年6月13日 (星期二)
地點:九龍塘浸會大學道7號浸大浸會大學道校園 (新校)
         賽馬會中醫藥學院大樓8樓SCM 809室

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Jasmine Lau

Communication and Public Relations Office

3411 7828 or 7472 2122



3411 7828 or 7472 2122