Voices Of Youth

Good to mix TCM, Western treatments

I was heartened to note that medical professionals are taking up opportunities to widen their knowledge and skills (More docs and dentists sharpen up on acupuncture; Feb 1).

Acupuncture is often viewed as part of traditional Chinese medicine only. But over the years, it has gained popularity among Western medical professionals.

It is right to view such a practice as an individual skill to help the society.

I believe more people will benefit from such cross cultural references in medicine.

We should definitely continue to cultivate an open mindset towards both Western and Eastern medication in our younger generation.

Raena Leang Ju Qin,15, Secondary 4 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 01, 2017, with the headline 'Good to mix TCM, Western treatments'. Print Edition | Subscribe