HKBU receives over HK$90 million from HKJC to set up territory’s first Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre
(From right) Prof. Bian Zhaoxiang demonstrated how to use a traditional Chinese steelyard scale to Mr. Anthony Chow, Mr. Cheng Yan Kee and Dr. Constance Chan
Mr. Ivan Wong tried out modern and advanced apparatus to learn more about his health status
(From right) Centre Health Consultant introduced some Chinese medicine to Ms. Donna Chan, Mr. Alan Chan and Ms. Rosanna Choi
(From left) Mr. C.K. Yeung, Mr. Ivan Wong, Mrs. Lily Chan and Prof. Lyu Aiping tasted specially brewed herbal tea
Guests and representatives of HKBU posed for a group photo
To address the challenges caused by an aging population and a continuously rising number of chronic disease patients, the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) established the “Hong Kong Baptist University – Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre” and launched a five-year “Jockey Club ‘Embrace Health’ Chinese Medicine Programme” with a generous donation of over HK$90 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Founded on the core concepts of Chinese medicine disease prevention and body constitution, the Centre is the first Chinese medicine health service centre in Hong Kong that aims at “preventing diseases from occurring, worsening and relapsing” by providing comprehensive Chinese medicine healthcare services to enhance public health.
The HKBU-Jockey Club Chinese Medicine Disease Prevention and Health Management Centre is now in full operation and officially opened on 12 July 2018. Officiating at the opening ceremony were Dr. Constance Chan, JP, Director of Health, HKSAR Government; Mr. Brian Lo, Deputy Secretary for Education (Further and Higher Education Branch), HKSAR Government; Mr. Anthony Chow, SBS, JP, Deputy Chairman, The Hong Kong Jockey Club; Professor James Tang, Secretary-General, Secretariat, University Grants Committee; Professor John Leong, SBS, JP, Chairman of Hospital Authority; Dr. Cheung Wai Lun, Project Director, Chinese Medicine Hospital Project Office; Mr. Cheng Yan Kee, Chairman of the Council and the Court, HKBU; Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor, HKBU; Professor Bian Zhaoxiang, Associate Vice-President (Chinese Medicine Development), HKBU; and Professor Lyu Aiping, Dean of Chinese Medicine, HKBU.
The Centre’s opening was well-received by a number of guests including HKBU Foundation members Dr. Joseph Lee, GBS, OStJ, JP; Dr. Justin Chiu; Mr. Billy Hung; Mr. Gavin Cheung; Mr. Ivan Wong; Ms. Donna Chan and Mr. Alan Chan, as well as alumni and friends of the University.
The Centre comprises consultation rooms for chronic diseases, health assessment rooms for body constitution, and treatment rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. It also offers a comprehensive innovative Chinese medicine platform for health management which provides health education, health assessment, preventive healthcare service and cloud health management. Personalised Chinese medicine preventive healthcare services and scientific Chinese medicine health assessment methods with modern and advanced apparatus are used to assess and analyse users’ health status.
The Centre also launched a new initiative – the “Embrace Health” mobile app. Through the app, users will be able to acquire Chinese medicine health knowledge and learn more about the different types of body constitution. Users can download the apps at: https://embracehealth.org.hk/app_download.php (Currently for Android users only).
To commemorate the Centre’s opening, an array of activities are currently held with the theme “HKBU Wellness Month”. Please click here for details.