Message of Greetings sent by President U Htin Kyaw on the occasion of the 18th Anniversary of the Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners Conference and Seminar
(12 January 2018)
On this auspicious occasion when the Annual Conference of the Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners and Seminar is held in a friendly and cordial manner where you will share, exchange ideas and discuss with a view to giving the blessings of health to Myanmar citizens with your knowledge of Myanmar Traditional Medicine, I send these good wishes of “Metta” whole heartedly for your happiness and peace of mind.
With the objective of promoting the knowledge of Myanmar Traditional Medicine and the quality of traditional medicines , improving the code of conduct of Myanmar traditional medicine practitioners and providing more health care service to the public through traditional medical science, the Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners Conference has been held annually with these lofty objectives without fail since 2000 and this year marks the 18th anniversary. Therefore, it is a cause for great joy and pride.
It is learnt that in conjunction with the 18th Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners Conference, a seminar will also be held. It is required to implement the following objectives of the symposium: to save the treatment methods of traditional practitioners for every disease and to practice them at the traditional medicine hospitals and clinics; to promote cooperation with international organizations to be able to promote the standard of Myanmar traditional medicine; to disseminate health knowledge to the housewives through Myanmar traditional medicine; to preserve the healing practices and methods of Myanmar traditional medicine, which is based on the Four Great Nayar as a national heritage; and to review and test the old Myanmar traditional medicine teaching methods which have been used throughout the ages. To fulfill the above objectives for the development and advancement of Myanmar Traditional Medicine, it is necessary for all Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners and related professionals to strive, discuss, coordinate and exert their concerted efforts.
In the world today, we have noticed that alternative medicine practices which are based on natural fruits, herbs and vines are free from harmful side effects and very potent and effective. Because of this, this type of healing practice has received great attention and widespread support and promotion. Myanmar traditional medicine practitioners should therefore discuss and share their professional skills with each other as part of efforts for preventing extinction of their healing practices and methods. They should collaborate to find new healing methods. Furthermore, they should use the Myanmar Traditional Medicine healing practices which do not have harmful side effects and healing practices which can prevent diseases to reach the people as widely as possible so that these healing practices will be assimilated and used by them. It is also necessary for all of you to reap the best results by discussing and sharing knowledge among practitioners with different healing methods.
In conclusion, I wish to send this Message of Good Wishes for the successful achievement of the objectives of the 18th Myanmar Traditional Medicine Practitioners Conference, which is held to promote the dignity of Myanmar traditional medicine which is now on the shoulder of all Myanmar traditional practitioners. May you all discuss and share experiences and knowledge in unity in this conference and seminar and may you all be able to provide your health care services to the people with your Myanmar Traditional Medicine healing practices.