TCM therapy for anorectal diseases recognized
Local traditional Chinese medicine specialists are using combined therapy with both modern Western medicine and TCM to treat constipation, whose incidence is up to 25.1 percent.
The anorectal department of local TCM hospitals have been leading the field for years based on TCM therapy, which has been recognized as a piece of the city’s intangible culture heritage, a specialist told an international Anorectal Disease Forum launched in the city.
At the same time, a training course for minimally invasive treatment of anorectal diseases kicked off.
Doctors from Shanghai Longhua Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital also set up clinics in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, to promote the therapy and enhance medical communication.
“TCM theory doesn’t only treat anorectal diseases but pays attention to the entire digestive system to achieve balanced and smooth operation to control and cure problems,” said Dr Cao Yongqing, director of Longhua hospital’s anorectal department.