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Traditional Chinese medicine proves popular among foreigners

Updated : 2016-09-22

By Wang Wei ( chinadaily.com.cn )

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A Kazakh mother taking her child to the second hospital of Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine to receive treatment involving traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), in Harbin on Sept 20. This hospital has used many TCM treatments, including acupuncture, massage therapy and medicated baths. It is thought these can help treat cerebral palsy, autism and stunted growth. A total of more than 1,000 ill children from eastern European countries, such as Russia and Ukraine, have received TCM treatments. [Photo/Xinhua]

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A Russian mother kissing her son who is receiving TCM rehabilitation treatment at the second hospital of Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine. This hospital has used many TCM treatments, including acupuncture, massage therapy and medicated baths. It is thought these can help treat cerebral palsy, autism and stunted growth. A total of more than 1,000 ill children from eastern European countries, such as Russia and Ukraine, have received TCM treatments. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Matvei is a 6-year-old boy who suffers from quadriplegia (paralysis of the arms and legs) which doctors in Ukraine said they could not treat. His mother took him to the second hospital of Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine to receive TCM treatment in 2015. Now, after receiving two rounds of treatment, Matvei’s symptoms have significantly improved. This hospital has used many TCM treatments, including acupuncture, massage therapy and medicated baths. It is thought these can help treat cerebral palsy, autism and stunted growth. A total of more than 1,000 ill children from eastern European countries, such as Russia and Ukraine, have received TCM treatments. [Photo/Xinhua]

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In the rehabilitation center of the second hospital of Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine,  children from eastern European countries receive TCM rehabilitation treatments. This hospital has used many TCM treatments, including acupuncture, massage therapy and medicated baths. It is thought these can help treat cerebral palsy, autism and stunted growth. A total of more than 1,000 ill children from eastern European countries, such as Russia and Ukraine, have received TCM treatments. [Photo/Xinhua]

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