Traditional Chinese Medicine experts help improve the health of Cambodian patients

Sok Cheav, a 68-year-old Cambodian, suffered a stroke several years ago and has since been paralyzed. But with the help of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), she says she has partially regained her mobility.

Cheav, who rode in a wheelchair with the help of her son, said she sought out TCM after hearing that a team of TCM experts had arrived in Cambodia and offered TCM treatments to patients from Cambodia-China Friendship Preah Kossamak Hospital here.

“Before, I couldn’t move my body and would collapse when I sat without help,” the mother-of-four told Xinhua during a visit to TCM experts for medical follow-up.

“Now I can sit independently and my right hand is mobile, but my left hand is still still,” she said. “Using TCM has also allowed me to sleep well.”

Cheav’s son, Teng Vichai, 31, said the China-backed medical project was very helpful for Cambodian patients, and it really shows China’s focus on helping improve well-being of the Cambodian people.

“TCM experts are very professional, and they pay close attention to diagnosing diseases before providing treatment,” he told Xinhua. “Traditional Chinese medicines are very effective because my mother feels better after using them.”

Vichai said he was very grateful to China for sending its TCM experts to help treat the Cambodian people.

Xu Feng, head of the TCM team against the COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia, said the 10-member team will carry out its medical duties in the country for one year, starting in May.

He said 50 to 60 patients are treated daily at the TCM clinic of the Cambodia-China Friendship Preah Kossamak Hospital.

“The TCM clinic provides free treatment services to all patients,” he told Xinhua.

“We will promote the health of the Cambodian people through practical and effective clinical technology of traditional Chinese medicine, and hope to introduce the excellent culture and clinical technology of traditional Chinese medicine to the Cambodian people,” he said. .

Xu said the team promoted the diagnosis and treatment model of integrated Chinese and Western medicine.

“We use four diagnostic methods of TCM to improve the curative effect of diseases and improve the quality of life for patients with chronic diseases,” he said. “Based on this, we will provide Chinese herbal medicine and non-drug therapy, including acupuncture, massage, cupping, etc., depending on the patient’s diagnosis results.”

He said his team is very happy to see patients recovering from illness after using TCM.

“We hope that through the implementation of this project, Cambodia can overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and establish a strong infectious disease prevention and control system,” Xu said. Xinhua

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