Promoting benefits of TCM


Visitors undergoing chiropractic treatment at a health programme in 2019 that included traditional Chinese medicine treatment at SJK(C) Shang Wu, Penang. — Filepic

BENEFITS of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have been recognised with its latest support registered with PgCare Alliance, a coalition of non-governmental organisations and institutions to address needs on mental health, food aid and employment aggravated by Covid-19.

Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Malaysia Northern Region Students and Alumni Association chairman Dr Ellycia Tan Pin Tin said the association aimed to promote mutual exchanges and cooperation with local Chinese medicine practitioners and the community.

PgCare Alliance committee member Dr Chong Soon Kheng showing the TCM page on their website.PgCare Alliance committee member Dr Chong Soon Kheng showing the TCM page on their website.

“The anti-epidemic healthcare programme includes two services namely, Health Consultation Service and Preventive Healthcare Service.

“Our Health Consultation Service is an online auxiliary medical service platform to help people from different regions get appropriate consultation services in low-risk situations.

“Our Preventive Healthcare Service provides users with a way to buy healthcare herbal tea at the nearest designated station from their house.

“We have set up 30 locations in Penang to ensure people are able to reach for related services without crossing boundaries,” she said during a press conference in Komtar recently.

Workers packing herbs at Lam Wah Ee Hospital’s traditional Chinese medicine division in Penang. — FilepicWorkers packing herbs at Lam Wah Ee Hospital’s traditional Chinese medicine division in Penang. — Filepic

State welfare, caring society and environment committee chairman Phee Boon Poh, who was present, said benefits of traditional Chinese medicine were recognised by experts including the Health Ministry.

“At the moment, there is no treatment for Covid-19.

“However, traditional Chinese medicines such as herbal tea can strengthen immunity and serve as a preventive measure against Covid-19.

“As spikes in cases are still being recorded in other countries, we need to stay vigilant and taking precautionary steps is the way to go for now,” he said.

To reach out for consultation, visit www.pgcarealliance.com.

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