Free acupuncture treatment for blood donors
Last Update: 18/10/2019
KOTA BHARU, Oct 18 -- The "A Drop of Blood A Million Hope 4.0” Blood Donation programme here, came with a difference here today when acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese medicine was offered free to blood donors.
Chairman of the programme Eric Tan said the benefits of acupuncture were in bringing relief to inner (spiritual) pain and in increasing physical strength, as well as boosting blood circulation and balancing the body's internal energy, while improving blood flow and muscle function.
"This free acupuncture treatment administered by three acupuncture specialists in Kelantan is as a gesture of appreciation to the blood donors and to introduce them to an alternative medical therapy," he said when met after a blood donation programme at the Dewan Gabungan Pertubuhan Tiong Hwa Kelantan here today.
Also present were Kota Bharu People's Association (POKB) president Datuk Sheikh Ahmad Dusuki Sheikh Mohamad, Tionghua Association Youth chief Wee Pock Soon, its Women's chief Lee Geok Hua and Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II (HRPZ II) Blood Bank Unit head Dr Zalina Mahmood.
Meanwhile Sheikh Ahmad Dusuki said as co-organiser of the event POKB aimed to raise more than 100 bags of blood for HRPZII in an effort to help patients who were involved in accidents as well as those suffering from cancer and thalassemia.
On acupuncture, he said the treatment should be performed by specialists in the field or certified therapists.