| Faza Suraj |
CLOSE to 100 people from Labi recently participated in a medical mission organised by the Rotary Club of Belait (RCB) with the cooperation of An Kang Central Health Service, which offered a free-of-charge Chinese oriented health check-ups focusing on relieving body pains.
Toh Fui Mung, the Club Service Chair of RCB, shared to the media in an interview that the idea to host the event in Labi was brought up by the fact that some people from the rural area have difficulties accessing urban health facilities, especially those who are without transportation, as travelling to the nearest town takes approximately an hour and a half by car.
He further said, “We hope that this event will serve as a catalyst for similar efforts by other organisations for the rural areas of Belait. We chose An Kang Central Health Service’s medical methods as an attempt to increase the awareness of the different approaches that can be made towards pain relief.”
When asked about the type of pain that the patients complain about, Dr Hsu Kuo Mou, the representing doctor from the An Kang Central Health Service who participated in the event, said through a translator, “The patients complained about neck pains, hip pains and body aches, and they are usually caused by the unhealthy positioning of the body, such as bad sitting and sleeping postures.”
He said that there are two methods of treating pain, which is using medicine or physical therapy.
He went on explaining that improper body positioning and posture can result in restricted blood flow, which may lead to imbalanced distribution of nutrients and cause long-term pain.
An Kang Central Health Service and its Taiwanese health practitioners have been operating in Brunei for nine years and is currently based in Kg Batu Bersurat in Brunei-Muara District.