|Just beat it: Traditional medicine physician Nguyễn Thị Lệ takes the pulse of a German tourist at Thiên Phúc Đường Traditional Medicine Clinic on Triệu Quang Phục Street. VNS Photos Thu Hằng|
Hundreds of Oriental medicine stores on the streets of Lương Nhữ Học, Triệu Quang Phục and Hải Thượng Lãn Ông in Chợ Lớn (Chinatown) in HCM City’s District 5 provide Oriental medicine and herbal materials to traditional medicine clinics and consumers in the southern region.
Most domestic Oriental medicine and herbals are easily found at this Oriental medicine retail market. Many rare medicines and herbals are imported from China, Laos, Cambodia and South Korea.
As part of the city’s efforts to diversify tourism products, tours to these streets with more than 120 businesses and manufacturers of Oriental medicine as well as traditional medicine clinics will be launched this year.
The tours include renowned tourist attractions in Chợ Lớn such as Thiên Hậu Temple, Bình Tây Market and houses built in the early 19th century. — VNS
|One day at a time: Nông Văn Nghĩa, a doctor at Public Security Hospital’s traditional medicine and rehabilitation department, helps a woman who has had a stroke with physical therapy at the hospital’s traditional medicine clinic on Hải Thượng Lãn Ông Street.|
|Fragrant: Oriental medicine stores on Triệu Quang Phục Street.|
|Traditional Medicine Week: Customers look at medicinal fungi at the third Oriental Medicine Week from February 23-26. The event features traditional medicine and herbal materials shown at more than 150 booths at Hải Thượng Lãn Ông Street in the city’s District 5.|
|Cleaning and sorting: Medicinal herbs are processed at an Oriental medicine store on Triệu Quang Phục Street.|
|Natural healing: Lingzhi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum), a type of medicinal fungus, are sold at Oriental medicine stores among other herbs.|