managed by S. Köhn-Pandey (Communication)
Health, Refugees & immigrants, Socially deprived
The TCM Social Forum provides a platform for various global aid projects where Chinese medicine plays an important role.
For any project to be supported by the Forum it must satisfy certain ethical and moral criteria: projects must have objectives which are non-profitable, and must respect both local culture in which it operates and the individual dignities of the local population. An essential idea of integration rather than manipulation underlies these aims. We currently are providing support for charitable projects in India, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, various African countries and also closer to home with the homeless in Germany.
Chinese Medicine has the capacity to provide help in the most difficult of conditions at minimal financial cost. The requisite autonomy of medical provision can be difficult to achieve in developing countries because of the endemic shortage of medicines.
People living in poverty and financial misery often cannot afford even basic primary health care. In such situations, acupuncture and moxibustion can prove to be a particularly appropriate method of treatment. It is both inexpensive and effective. Chinese medicine can be used either preventatively or curatively. It offers considerable advantages when compared with expensive western drugs which are so often unavailable, particularly in instances of non-existent medical infrastructures with a lack of basic diagnostic facilities such as laboratories and radiological facilities etc.
In only a short time simple basic acupuncture techniques for specific related disease can be taught to local nurses, doctors midwives or other therapists.
This will achieve a certain independence from the outside, whereby in future the projects should work, even without our help.
Subsequently patients may be trained in Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese self-healing methode, offering them the possibility of greater independence from other medical healthcare, and offering them more control over their own health.
Helping people help themselves!
The Forum is set up to provide support to such projects by finding volunteers, donors and sponsors, as well as encouraging and facilitating networking between individual project organisers.
Die Spenden gehen zu 100% direkt nach Nepal. Unsere Tochterorganisation "Chinesische Medizin über Grenzen - Nepal" zahlt damit die Schulkosten unserer Paten in der Akupunkturausbildung und unterstützt unsere Patenkinder während ihrer Schulausbildung.
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