The Confucius Classroom at New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine (NZCCM) held free clinics for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as part of Culture exchange activities at the Chinese New Year Festival at the ASB Showgrounds on 2 February and Auckland Lantern Festival at the Auckland Domain from February 15th to 17th, 2019. Click view the video in festival.
More than 40 NZCCM staff & students and members ofthe New Zealand Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Society Inc (NZCMAS) actively participated in these free TCM clinics. Overall the free clinics were a huge success. During the Festivals, the clinics were one of busiest stalls and hosted many visitors who sought TCM advice. The volunteer senior students treated a few hundred patients under supervision, not counting the number of enquires by specialist practitioners. People of all ethnic groups waiting in line for treatment and consultation. Some patients came to see a TCM doctor from 100 kilometers away.
The treatment covers a wide range of conditions related to obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, asthma, a variety of arthritis, even cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, cancer and others. The patients who have received the TCM treatments and consultations are very satisfied, and many of them said on the spot that the TCM therapy that they received was great, and the TCM life advice were helpful.
NZCCM has rich experience in teaching Traditional Chinese Medicine and promoting traditional Chinese Medicine in the community. Teachers and students of NZCCM often hold free TCM clinics which provide help for residents to solve their health problems in life.
Stephen Xu, CEO of NZCCM, said that the promotion of TCM in New Zealand mainly relies on the efforts of New Zealand TCM practitioners, and the strong support of New Zealand government.
The NZCCM has long been committed to holding TCM free clinics in the local community.
Its original intention is to promote Traditional Chinese Medicine, spread TCM culture, improve residents’ awareness of TCM and serve the community.