Traditional Chinese medicine draws attention of university students in Cambodia – Xinhua

A traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) expert performs acupuncture on a patient in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 31, 2022. (Li Xiaohong/Handout via Xinhua)

“I gained valuable knowledge of TCM, which has been used for hundreds of years in China to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases,” a student told Xinhua after the lecture.

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) — Bou Sokcheat, a 19-year-old Cambodian student, was all ears as a team of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) experts gave a lecture on Tuesday on the benefits and effectiveness of MTC to nearly 200 Asia Euro University (AEU) students here.

For Sokcheat, this rare conference provided attendees with a good opportunity to learn about the importance of TCM in curing a number of diseases.

“I gained valuable knowledge of TCM, which has been used for hundreds of years in China to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases,” she told Xinhua after the lecture.

Sokcheat, a first-year student of Chinese literature in the Chinese Department of AEU, one of the teaching centers of the Confucius Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, said the lecture also encourages people to take care from them. efforts, focusing on diet, exercise and self-treatment.

“I think using TCM is really good because it can reduce the use of modern medicine,” she said.

Chhang Meng Chhay, an 18-year-old freshman at AEU, said TCM, which includes therapies such as gua sha massage, acupuncture and cupping, is very helpful in treating diseases.

“The presentation brought me new experiences and knowledge,” he told Xinhua. “To me, TCM is really good for treating diseases, reducing the use of modern medicine, and it has great efficacy.”

During the lecture, Chhay said he learned that there are many traditional Chinese medicine techniques, which can be used to cure many kinds of diseases.

“I think TCM is really helpful in helping people stay healthy, cure disease and live a long life,” he said.

The lecture, given by TCM experts at the Cambodia-China Friendship Preah Kossamak Hospital in Phnom Penh, was part of a series of activities to mark Confucius Institute Day.

A traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) expert performs acupuncture on a patient in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, June 17, 2022. (Li Xiaohong/Handout via Xinhua)

Fan Maorong, one of the TCM experts who gave the lecture, said she was from the respiratory department of Xiyuan Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing.

She said the conference focused on the use of TCM to prevent and treat diseases of the respiratory system, and the Baduanjin Qigong exercise performance.

“Baduanjin (which literally means ‘eight steps for a healthy life’) is a kind of TCM exercise,” Fan told Xinhua. “Usually we can use it to strengthen our body.”

She said her team had been in Cambodia for about six months and the illnesses she saw every day in Cambodia included chronic cough, bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease and insomnia. , among others.

“TCM is effective in preventing and treating these diseases, including sequelae,” she said. “TCM offers many benefits and can help improve quality of life.”

Fan said using TCM in combination with Western medicines to treat illnesses would be even more effective.

Sam Sophy, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Foreign Languages ​​at AEU, said the conference provided the unique cultural side of TCM to students and ignited their interest in the field.

“TCM is well known and rapidly gaining popularity around the world for its effectiveness in curing disease,” he said. “The lecture is crucial for students to understand the importance of TCM.”

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