Dr. Alexander Yuan, a naturopathic doctor, has studied in two progressive colleges in the United States in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Upon graduation, he returned to work in Hong Kong in accounting and then in computer systems engineering at IBM for four years. He then went to Canada to pursue his studies in natural medicine and continue studying various healing methods.
He received his medical qualification as Doctor of Chiropractic in 1982, Doctor of Naturopathic medicine in 1986, received a diploma in Homeopathy in 1987, a fellowship from the Academy of Homeopathy and is a listed Chinese medicine practitioner.
Since returning to Hong Kong in 1987, Dr. Yuan has actively promoted freedom of health care choice for patients and practitioners alike. He is one of the most vocal critics against medical monopoly by the allopathic camp.
After joining two local political organizations and finding real reform wanting, he established the “Better Hong Kong Movement Association,” to promulgate more concrete ways to improve Hong Kong.
Presently, he is the vice-president of the Asian Homeopathic Medical League and consultant and vice-president of the World Federation of Chinese Naturopathy.
Dr. Yuan co-authored a book with Dr. Simon Chau entitled Medical Storm,later republished in Taiwan as Western Medicine is Dangerous to Your Health. Other books include Colon Hydrotherapy, Entering a New Frontier in Health, and Getting to Know Naturopathy, as well as several audio-tapes/CDs on important topics in natural medicine.
He is a frequent guest speaker with many organizations and has been a regular guest with RTHK3 and BFBS for several years.He has given over a hundred interviews in newspapers, magazines and television programs.
His articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers such as South China Morning Post,Apply Daily, Ming Pao, Oriental Daily News, Ta Kung Pao, H. K. Economic Times, H. K. Economic Journal, Contemporary, City Magazine, Ours, Parents, etc. At one point, he was publishing a newsletter on natural medicine received by over 10,000 readers.
On June 29, 1991, Dr. Yuan submitted a consultancy paper on “Central Medical Insurance Scheme for Hong Kong” requested by Mr. Tony Ma, then convener for a special committee set up by the government to study central health care insurance.
His current web radio station - SourceWadio.com, is a wide range and multi information web radio.