Report: Bangladeshi clinic offering traditional Chinese medicine gains popularity – Xinhua English.news.cn

A patient communicates with a medical specialist in China via video link, at a clinic in Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 13, 2021. A clinic in Bangladesh practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has won the trust and gratitude of its many patients . In 2019, the clinic of Suoxi Healthcare Limited opened in Dhaka. Here, trained local medical staff, including professionals who have returned with hands-on experience from studying in China, offer patients various TCM treatments such as acupuncture and tui na or Chinese therapeutic massage. (Xinhua)

by Liu Chuntao, Naim-Ul-Karim

DHAKA, March 25 (Xinhua) — A Bangladeshi clinic practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has won the trust and gratitude of its many patients.

In 2019, the clinic of Suoxi Healthcare Limited opened in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Here, trained local medical staff, including professionals who have returned with hands-on experience from studying in China, offer patients various TCM treatments such as acupuncture and tui na or Chinese therapeutic massage.

While treating patients with various conditions, Mohammad Shahib Sheik, who is in charge of running the clinic, said, “We take advice from Chinese specialists for critically ill patients.

“We take advice through video calls with specialist doctors in China. That’s one way of doing it here,” he said.

Firoz Kibria, a retired government official, said he had suffered from migraine for a long time. “After taking the TCM treatment, I am doing very well.”

Many Chinese also visit the clinic. Among them, Wang Jianke comes here to threaten sciatica.

“I have had the TCM treatment here for five days. Now I feel very good. I think TCM in pain management is very effective and will help Bangladeshis,” he said. declared.

Farid Ahmed, an official with the Bangladesh Postal Ministry, said he had tried physiotherapy several times in many places but to no avail to relieve his back pain.

However, in Suoxi, “after two to three days of treatment, I felt better,” he said.

“When I came to this clinic, I felt it was different from other centers,” he said. “This center was well equipped with devices.”

Mahbubur Rahman, co-secretary of Bangladesh’s Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges, said long-time daily sitting for office work had caused him pain in his lower and upper back and spine problems. vertebral.

“I took a lot of painkillers… I went to many doctors. Finally I heard about this clinic. I came here and went to therapy,” he said. .

“I feel better. I am satisfied with the treatment here. TCM is good for your health because painkillers have many side effects,” he noted.

He said he believed more Chinese doctors should come to Bangladesh, adding, “It will be good for the people of Bangladesh.”

Shahidul Islam is the main contact person for the clinic.

He obtained the undergraduate degree of MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) from a medical university in Wuhan City, central China, after five years of study. He said he also underwent “internship training in acupuncture at the university’s TCM department.”

“I graduated from Tongji Medical University in Wuhan,” he said, which has been a university of Huazhong University of Science and Technology since 2000.

He said more Chinese medical technologies should be introduced in this country.

According to him, Shahib Sheik, who had been to China, was among the people who inspired him to study traditional Chinese medicine.

“They set up the Suoxi Foundation which helped me communicate with China and help them with all Chinese treatments,” he said.

He said he had many ideas for the development of traditional Chinese medicine in Bangladesh, including the plan to establish an acupuncture association to promote the practice and technology of Chinese acupuncture in that country. Asian.

He also thinks there is a need to provide TCM health services in rural areas of the country. Final article