October 31, 2007
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Free medical camp from Taiwan in Dharamshala underway

Wednesday, 31 October 2007, 2:00 p.m.

Patients waiting for their turn for medical checkup at a free medical camp from a team of dcotors of Taiwan-based Kuan-Yen, Compassion Chinese Promotion Association at Men Tsee Khang (Photo: Sangjey Kep)

Dharamshala: A thirty-two member medical team of Taiwan-based Kuan-Yen, Compassion Chinese Promotion Association is currently organising a free medical camp Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute (MenTsee Khang), Dharamshala from 28 October – 9 November.

“Since its inception, the association has organised three free medical camps in Mundgod Tibetan settlement and Sera Monastery in Bylakuppe and Zongsar monastery in Bir, Himachal Pradesh,” said Dr Tommy Hsu, President of the Kuan-Yen association, while talking to TibetNet.

Patients treated with moxibustion, a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb

He said, “Our visiting doctors have expertise in various fields of traditional Chinese medical therapy and provide free traditional Chinese therapeutic treatments including, acupuncture, massage and moxibustion.”

He said, “Many of patients referring here are suffering from ulcer, low blood pressure, arthiritis and asthma.”

Laying emphasis on dietary habits, he said, curative system comes second to maintaining a healthy nutritional dietary system.

While lauding the support provided by Men Tsee Khang in organising this medical camp, he added, the program is helpful in terms of exchanging medical practices between traditional Chinese and Tibetan medical systems.

During the course of medical camp, the association is also providing workshops on traditional Chinese therapeutics to a team of doctors and medical students from Men Tsee Khang.

The team is also scheduled for an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on 7 November.

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