BOC-HKBU Chinese Medicine Community Stroke Prevention and Rehabilitation Scheme

08 July 2021


Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Hong Kong, which kills about 3,000 people each year. Clinical and laboratory studies show that Chinese medicine has a competitive edge in the prevention and treatment of stroke. With the staunch support of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited, HKBU and Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited launched the 3-year “BOC-HKBU Chinese Medicine Community Stroke Prevention and Rehabilitation Scheme”, which aims at providing treatment and rehabilitation for post-stroke patients and minimising the incidence of strokes among the elderly through community education.

The Scheme consists of four parts: A team formed by HKBU Chinese medicine practitioners provides acupuncture, tui-na and Chinese herbal medicine for post-stroke patients; seminars and workshops are held to advise post-stroke patients and their caregivers what kinds of diet, exercises and tui-na can facilitate recovery; a mobile app is being developed to help the elderly assess their risks of having strokes, so as to provide relevant health information for them or to remind them to see a doctor; Elderly Health Ambassadors are trained to help promote the prevention of strokes in the community.

Please click here to find out more details. You may also watch this video to learn more about the Scheme. (Chinese version only)

The “BOC-HKBU Chinese Medicine Community Stroke Prevention and Rehabilitation Scheme” is one of the initiatives sponsored by the BOCHK Centenary Charity Programme.

 Online training for Elderly Health Ambassadors

 

 A talk on stroke prevention from a Chinese medicine perspective