TCM and Western medicine combined to treat anorectal diseases

Longhua Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital has teamed up with experts from home and abroad to discuss minimally invasive treatments and quick recovery from anorectal diseases.

Shanghai Longhua Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital has teamed up with experts from home and abroad to discuss minimally invasive treatments, painless and quick recovery, and multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of anorectal diseases.

Over 500 experts from home and abroad participated in the International Colorectal Disease Symposium in Shanghai to discuss the latest therapies, as well as the combination of TCM and Western medicine.

Anorectal diseases have a high prevalence among the public. Anal fistula, for instance, account for up to 25 percent of anorectal diseases in the West and most patients are between 20 and 40 years of age, seriously impacting life quality. The disease is also commonly seen among babies and infants.

Surgery is the only solution for anal fistula, however that can usually cause many complications. Doctors from Longhua hospital shared TCM measures of anal fistula to achieve minimally invasive surgery, a measure which has been promoted to 32 hospitals around China.

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