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PIA Press Release
Friday, January 20, 2012


Baguio Filipino-Chinese community holds symposium on Chinese traditional medicine

BAGUIO CITY, Jan 20 (PIA) -- The Filipino- Chinese Community, in partnership with the City Government of Baguio, held a symposium on health research outputs on treatment of difficult and complicated medical cases using traditional Chinese medicine at the City Hall Multi-purpose Hall, Wednesday.

This activity, in line with the city’s celebration of Spring Festival 2012 or the Chinese New Year, was attended by hundreds of people including students, employees and members of the civil society.

Peter Ng, president of the Baguio Filipino Cantonese Association – Cordillera and Spring Festival 2012 celebration chair, welcomed the participants to the symposium, which offered a learning experience on the insights of the unique approaches of traditional Chinese medicine.This he said is part of the rich cultural heritage of the Filipino-Chinese community which they want to share to the people of Baguio.

Filipino-Chinese General Hospital Medical Director Dr. Charles Cheng, one of few licensed practitioners of Chinese Acupuncture in the country, spearheaded the symposium. He explained that the activity aims to answer the most common questions about Chinese Acupuncture and to share their health researches or clinical investigation on the effectiveness of Chinese traditional medicines on the treatment of various Filipino diseases.

Cheng shared that the results of their studies, the first of its kind done locally, give insight as to what kind of people will most likely seek acupuncture treatment. He hopes to further the acceptability of acupuncture as an effective alternative to rising medical cost of patient care.

Researches shared in the said symposium were Temporo Mandibular Joint (lock jaw) which was presented by Daisy Cabradilla, RN; Hyperthyroidism by Ingrid Dolormente, RN; Bell’s Palsy by Eliazar Aday,RN; Trigeminal Neuralgia by John May Mina and Herpes Zoster by Katherine Bersamira Cheng. Carlos Victor Gonzaga also shared a testimony on hyperthyroidism. (JDP/LD-PIA CAR)

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