A group of six famous traditional Chinese medicine experts have been providing free-of-charge treatment and health lectures to Cambodian people, according to a news release on Monday.
Led by Bai Zhijian, chairman of Overseas Affairs Committee of the 12th National People's Congress of China and vice chairman of China International Culture Exchange Center, the experts are from Dongzhimen Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Guangxi Rehabilitation Society and Guangxi Jiangbing Hospital, said the press release.
"They have abundant knowledge in medical studies, unique treatment for difficult conditions and good clinical experience, enabling them to excel in the fields of acupuncture, massage, traditional medicine, heptobilliary, and gland surgeries," it said.
The group has been offering free treatment and health lectures to Cambodian people for three days, starting from Monday to Wednesday, at the Phnom Penh Hotel here, it said, adding that it is expected that nearly 200 local people will benefit from this program.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the treatment, Bai said the program aimed at promoting traditional Chinese medicine cultural exchanges and mutual learning.
"I believe that the program will contribute to improving the well-being of Cambodian people and enhancing the friendly relations between the peoples of our two countries," he said.
Cheam Yeab, chairman of Cambodian National Assembly's Commission on Economy, Finance, Banking and Audit, said the program would not only help improve the well-being of Cambodian people, but also promote people-to-people relations between the two countries.
"This program reflects China's high attention to improving the well-being of Cambodian people," he said at the opening ceremony. "It will contribute further to enhancing cultural ties between the two countries."
Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo said traditional Chinese medicine has a long history and is an invaluable asset in China.
"I'm confident that this program will enable Cambodian people to better understand Chinese culture and see the effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine," he said.
Sum Chhum Bun, vice president of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, said traditional Chinese medicine is effective in curing numerous diseases and is widely used in China and Asian countries, and is becoming popular in European and Western countries.
"The program is vital to promote traditional Chinese medicine in Cambodia," he said.