China plans to build traditional Chinese medicine center in Cambodia

China plans to build a TCM center in Cambodia to provide more TCM treatments to local patients, while also organizing more professional training for local doctors.

A team of TCM experts also arrived in Cambodia this year to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

China has achieved significant results in promoting traditional Chinese medicine internationally over the past decade, the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine said on Friday.

Global TCM cooperation has spread to 196 countries and regions, and the country has signed TCM cooperation agreements with more than 40 foreign governments and international organizations, said Wu Zhendou, director of the cooperation department. international administration.

The country has set up 30 high-quality overseas TCM centers and TCM cooperation has been included in 16 free trade agreements, he said at a press conference.

TCM has also played an active role in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. China has released pandemic TCM treatment plans in multiple languages ​​and held more than 100 live industry events and webinars, he said.

It has introduced TCM treatment plans against COVID-19 to more than 150 countries and regions, provided TCM products and dispatched TCM expert teams to countries and regions in need, said Mr. Wu.

Besides treating COVID-19 patients with TCM, the experts also trained local doctors in using TCM to treat patients with other diseases, laying a good foundation for TCM cooperation. , he added.

Li Yu, director of the administration’s science and technology department, said that during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20), the country formulated 37 international standards on TCM.

In addition, it has taken various measures to strengthen the quality of TCM products, such as establishing breeding bases for TCM herbs and a tracking system for TCM products, he said. .

Over the past 10 years, the country has carried out a series of projects to protect and use ancient TCM books.

The experience of more than 200 renowned TCM experts has been recorded and studied, while modern technology has been used to digitize their experience, so that it can be stored for future use, he said.

Chen Xiangmei, president of the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine, said the legacy of experience and treatment of TCM experts has made tremendous progress over the past decade.

Western medicine needs to be more integrated with TCM, and the association has pushed for the development of standardized guidelines on integrative treatment plans, so that doctors specializing in Western medicine can learn more about TCM theories and use them for treatment, she said.

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