Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Making full use of dad's knowledge of traditional medicine

ALTHOUGH Tan Leok Kwee has little memory of his late father, he could relate every detail about his old man. From small, Tan loves listening to stories about his father especially on how he saved lives using traditional medicine.

The father had helped to treat the sick villagers at his hometown in Kluang, Johor, with his knowledge in traditional medicine.

“When my mother told me about it, I was amused because my father was not a doctor and due to this, I had always wanted to find out more,’’ he said, adding his father died when he was only six.

Upon completing his secondary education, Tan joined Hai-O Enterprise, a company dealing with traditional medicine and herb-based products. He also took up courses on Chinese traditional medicine and acupuncture.

Today, the 40-year-old Tan has become a certified practitioner in Chinese traditional medicine.

He has also been promoted to become the product development manager by his company due to his hardwork over the years and wide knowledge in the field.

“But this is not enough. I want to see people leading a healthy life. To achieve this, we must live and eat healthy because prevention is better than cure,’’ he said.

Tan was among the first batch of 21 people who completed a four-month certificate course on Chinese medicine nutritional treatments conducted by Hai-O recently.

In conjunction with the graduation, a book containing recipes on healthy dishes using traditional herbs and medicated food was launched.

It is free for Hai-O customers with purchase of RM150 and above, while stock last.

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