The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) organised summer exploration day camps recently, which attracted more than 130 participants from Secondary 4 and Secondary 5. Participants learned more about Chinese medicine and experienced university life through introductory lectures on Chinese medicine and Chinese materia medica, simple experiments on acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicines, phytochemistry of Chinese materia medica and physiology, and a vast variety of games. SCM alumni were also invited to share their learning experience and career development to give participants a glimpse of campus life and the modern development of the Chinese medicine industry. On the other hand, the Chinese Medicine Society of SCM organised the 14th Chinese medicine festival on acute diseases at Citywalk in Tsuen Wan last week. Through a panel display, leaflets and talks, the public gained more understanding of the method and effectiveness of Chinese medicine treatment for acute diseases such as syncope, fractures and dislocations. In addition, free consultations and Chinese medicine tuina services, quizzes on Chinese medicine and game booths were organsied at the festival to further enhance public interest in Chinese medicine. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr. Chan Kwok-hung, Acting Assistant Director (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Department of Health, said that there has been growing awareness among members of the public of the role of Chinese medicine in health maintenance and its treatment of chronic diseases. He said the exhibition helped enhance the public’s knowledge of Chinese medicine and its treatments for certain acute diseases.
Secondary school students gain a better understanding of Chinese medicine at the summer exploration day camp
Members of the public enrich their knowledge of Chinese medicine treatment for acute diseases through interactive games