Inaugural launch of XMUM Traditional Chinese Medicine Society

2017-12-09
The delight of sipping warm herbal tea after a day’s work is refreshing and at times, reinvigorating. On 24 May 2017, students of the XMUM Traditional Chinese Medicine Society heralded their official launch with their signature cup of piping hot herbal tea for the audience.
 
In her welcome speech, the president, Tan Jie Ying, shared the vision and mission of the society. Along with that was an informative presentation by Lorraine Teh Kai Hooi, team leader of event planning unit, on the contents and benefits of herbal tea, including the side effects of over-drinking the tea.  This was supplemented with a short talk where a lecturer who specialises in Chinese herbology shared the properties of its herbal ingredients.
 
The best part of the event was the live DIY teabag demo session where participants could fill up their teabags with their preferred combination of herbs. The Head of event planning department first explained the properties of a large variety of herbs, and went on to show how these herbs are categorised based on their medical uses, such as herbs that could cure insomnia, sore throat, digestion problem, qi and blood deficiencies, and gynaecological problems. Next, they listed a few recommendations of the best combination for a three-herb teabag. At the end of the session, as a gesture of appreciation, the society gave out gift redemption cards to the participants whereby they could redeem special gift.
 
For more than 2000 years, China has been the forerunner of traditional Chinese medicine which utilises herbs in treating illnesses and boosting the immune system. Today, the field has gained wide acceptance worldwide, and many health professionals are now infusing eastern herbs with mainstream treatment for optimum health outcomes.
 
This growing interest in traditional Chinese medicine has led to numerous courses being developed in this direction, and Xiamen University Malaysia is focused on bringing the benefits of this system of medicine into Malaysia. As an extension of the formal degree programme in this field, XMUM Traditional Chinese Medicine Society is set up to create greater awareness and impart knowledge of this traditional system of medicine through informal discussions, talks and activities.


English version by: Michelle Lau Yu Ling 
Chinese version by: Teh Seok Qi
 
厦大中医社创社发布会
结束一天学习后,啜饮一口温凉茶,不仅有甘甜的回味,也会一扫全身的疲劳,令人振奋。5月24日,厦大中医社正式成立。创社发布会当天,中医社的学生们用一杯特有的,温暖人心的凉茶款待了与会者。
 
在开幕欢迎词中,会长陈洁滢同学为大家分享了社团的愿景和使命。紧接着活动策划组组长郑凯徽同学详细介绍了凉茶的中药成分及药用价值,并向与会者提示过饮凉茶的副作用。其间中医学系的老师对凉茶所使用的药材性质进行了辅助说明。
 
发布会最让人期待的环节是亲手制作凉茶包。与会者可以使用中医社事先准备好的各式药材进行搭配,制作自己心仪的茶包。为了方便老师和学生选择,凯徽同学介绍了各种中药材的性质,以及根据医疗效果,各种中药材不同的分类,诸如可以治疗失眠、咽喉痛、消化问题、气血不足以及妇科病等药材。随后,中医社的学生列出了不同中药材分别搭配制作三味茶包的最佳配比表,请与会老师和学生参考。活动最后,中医社向与会者分派礼物兑换卡,以便在日后的中医社活动中兑换特殊礼品。
 
两千多年前,中国是中医——以各种中药材治疗疾病及增强免疫系统——的发源地。时至今日,中医药领域已经逐步受到国际社会的认可,有许多医疗专家正借助东方药材作为疾病治疗的主流方式,并获得了明显的医疗效果。
 
随着中医日益受到社会关注,中医学人才培养愈显重要,厦门大学常年致力于中医学的教育与推广,也希望中医医疗体系的益处惠及马来西亚。作为厦门大学马来西亚分校中医学课堂的延伸,厦大中医社希望通过组织各种中医学科讨论,举办学术讲座与活动,提高我校学生对于中国传统医疗体系的关注,普及中华医药知识。
 
英文版:刘俞伶
中文版:郑淑


 
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