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The Ministry of Health (MOH) has allowed the use of xuyen tam lien (Andrographis paniculata), a familiar traditional medicine, in Covid-19 treatment, according to Luong Ngoc Khe, Director of the Administration of Medical Examination and Treatment.

Health Ministry withdraws dispatch on 26 traditional medicine products for Covid-19 treatment

The Ministry of Health on July 26 decided to withdraw dispatch 5944 only two days after its issuance because of inappropriate content.

Late acupuncturist devoted his life to helping others

Professor Nguyen Tai Thu, a leading Vietnamese acupuncturist, used to tell his students: “To be a physician, first of all, you must have a heart that can easily be touched by the pain of others. 

Integrating traditional medicine into modern healthcare for patients' benefit

Alongside the development of modern medicine, the growing need for traditional Vietnamese medicine proves the effectiveness of the medicine in the old time; hence, integrating traditional medicine into modern healthcare will benefit patients much.

Vietnam to host traditional medicine conference of sub-Mekong countries

The ninth conference on traditional medicine of countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region will open in Hanoi on September 5, according to the Ministry of Health.

Precious ginseng found in Quang Nam

A large amount of a precious and endangered flora gene has been found inside a forest in central Quang Nam Province.

Traditional medicine departments treat growing number of patients

Doctors and physiotherapists at HCM City’s District 11 Hospital’s traditional medicine department are treating more and more patients who prefer traditional methods over Western medicine, or want a combination of both.

HCM City’s private museums attract crowds

 VietNamNet Bridge – Private museums in HCM City have changed their ways of doing business and are pulling more audiences away from theatres and cinemas.

Eating snakes in historic Le Mat Village

Have you ever tried eating snakes in Ha Noi? If you feel brave enough, head to Le Mat Village, the most well-known place in Viet Nam to enjoy delicious dishes prepared from snakes raised by locals.

Traditional medicine doesn’t cure cancer: doctors

With traditional medicine still popular in Viet Nam, many breast cancer patients use unscientific and useless herbal cures to fight tumours, leaving them with more dangerous cancer and often severe side effects, 

Auricular acupuncture treats smoking addiction effectively

Auricular acupuncture is a good option for the treatment of smoking addiction as Viet Nam every year has more than 30,000 people die due to diseases caused by smoking, 

Nutrition for hospitalised patients falls into neglect

The prevalence of malnutrition in hospitalised patients in Viet Nam remains high, ranging from 20-50 per cent as many hospitals fail to pay appropriate attention to ensure nutrition for inpatients, 

Traditional medicine found wanting

 VietNamNet Bridge – Various shortcomings still exist in traditional medicine in terms of healthcare and paying health insurance fees.

HCM City cures pain via traditional threads

A 62-year-old woman, who had suffered from allergic rhinitis for 20 years, visited Thu Duc District Hospital’s traditional medicine ward several years ago, seeking relief after undergoing unsuccessful treatments

Illegal bear trade still persists in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – The illegal market for bears and bear parts is still strong in Viet Nam despite the introduction of legislation to ban their sale in 2006.

Gardening treats people well in Bach Thuan

 VietNamNet Bridge – Walking on the dyke, visitors can enjoy the picturesque landscape of Bach Thuan Commune. How peacefully houses stand under the shadow of trees, surrounded by serene ponds.

The healing power of Vietnam’s farmers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers nationwide have improved their lives considerably by cultivating medicinal herbs, but over exploitation threatens their extinction.

Traditional Vietnamese acupuncture shines in Russia

  VietNamNet Bridge – A scientific workshop on Vietnamese acupuncture was held at the Hanoi-Moscow Centre for Culture, Trade and Hotels (Incentra) in Moscow, Russia on September 21.

More than 1m pangolins sold for food, medicine

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam hopes to co-operate with countries and international organisations to protect endangered wildlife species,

Friends promote understanding of VN heritage

VietNamNet Bridge – John Reilly, chairman of Friends of Viet Nam Heritage Ha Noi, an organisation that aims to enhance foreigners' understanding of Viet Nam's cultural heritages, tells Ha Nguyen that local residents also benefit