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Official statistics indicate that more than a million Hong Kong people contracted Covid-19 over the past few months -- and the real number is likely to be much higher, according to respiratory disease experts. The fifth wave of the pandemic has also put immense pressure on the city's public health system.

The use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat and prevent the spread of Covid has become more widespread. Local authorities in Hong Kong and the Mainland have embraced the use of TCM as a tool in the fight against the pandemic and to reduce its wider impact on society.

How can Chinese herbal medicine help in the prevention and treatment of Covid, including the highly infectious Omicron variant? What role can TCM play in protecting against "long Covid" – a condition characterized by lingering symptoms after patients have recovered from the initial infection?

Join us on 18 May when Dr Liong Ching, Head of Clinical Division and Professional Consultant of the School of Chinese Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, will share practical advice on using TCM to treat Covid. She will share her insights on how TCM can help protect against catching the virus, improve the recovery process, shorten the course of the disease, and delay disease progression. She will also discuss the use of telemedicine in providing virtual clinical services to patients.

(This webinar will be conducted in Cantonese)

DISCLAIMER
Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.

Speaker(s)

Dr. Liong Ching,

Professional Consultant, School of Chinese Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong (SCM, CUHK) & Head of Clinical Division, CUHK Chinese Medicine Specialty Clinic cum Clinical Teaching and Research Centre

Dr. Liong specializes in the field of respiratory disease and she is now an Executive Council Member of Specialty Committee of Respiratory Disease of World Education of Chinese Medicine Societies.   She is also a member of Disciplinary Committee of Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong, Advisory Committee of Chinese Medicine Development Fund and Chinese Medicine Development Committee (the Chinese Medicine Practice Subcommittee) appointed by HK government.

Language Cantonese
Date and Time 2022/05/18 14:30 to 15:30
Venue Online via Zoom
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Tracy Leung
Tel: 28231277
Email: tracy@chamber.org.hk
Fee Free of Charge
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