Traditional Medicine is a term used to refer to the medical sector associated with East Asian countries, such as China, Vietnam, Japan and Korea. Traditional Medicine is highly practical where many medical documents have been recorded, passed on, verified and improved to assure effectiveness, continuously over many years. Vietnam has more than 4000 years of history; traditional medicine in Vietnam has also followed the history to develop more.

Many methods of traditional medicine have been approved by World Health Organization (WHO). For example, in 2002, WHO first published more than 40 diseases, symptoms and disorders that were effectively treated by acupuncture.

Traditional Medicine - Overview

Some of the other uses of traditional medicine are also included in the technical list from the Vietnamese Ministry of Health. It proves for the effectiveness in treatment following the scientific foundation of traditional medicine.

At this moment, many methods of traditional medicine have been modernised, and in combination with “Western medicine” brings many positive and fast results to patients. FV Traditional Medicine Department is the combination of Vietnam’s long-standing medicine with the standards of international quality hospital.


Acupuncture is a non-medical treatment which is used in many countries. Acupuncture helps to recover the peripheral nerves by improving blood flow and boosting the metabolism. Acupuncture includes 2 methods

a/ Acupuncture: is a method of using needles to stimulate points under the skin for the purpose of disease prevention and treatment. Nowadays the acupuncture methods are combined with electrical pulses at low frequencies (5-80 Hz), to increase the effectiveness of treatment. This is called electroacupuncture.

b/ Moxibustion: is a method of the introduction  of heat to act on acupuncture points, often is used together with acupuncture to increase the effectiveness


Acupuncture is used for the treatment of some of diseases including:

  • Paralysis of peripheral VII nerve
  • Pain after shingles
  • Intercostal neuralgia
  • Sciatica syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Facial muscle tic syndrome
  • Paralysis after stroke
  • Headache insomnia
  • Vestibular disorders

Musculoskeletal pathology

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative spine
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Shoulder – neck strain syndrome

Other diseases

  • Digestive disorders, Constipation/ Persistent Diarrhoea
  • Asthma (after an acute episode)
  • Sinusitis
  • Obesity
  • Menstrual disorders

Catgut Embedding Therapy:

Is the method of putting threads into acupuncture points under the skin to maintain prolonged stimulation. This method is used for the treatment of:

  • Beauty: Reduce the fat of the belly, obesity
  • Neuropathy: Hemiplegia, Facial Nerve Pain.
  • Musculoskeletal: Shoulder – neck strain syndrome, Rotator cuff tendinitis, degenerative spine, herniated disc…
  • Some of other diseases: insomnia, rhinosinusitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, chronic colitis,…

Ear Acupuncture Method

Is a method which acupunctures on the ears of patients. WHO has approved 39 acupuncture points, based on the international-named acupuncture points. Moreover, the therapeutic effect of these points have been proven. This method is indicated for the treatment of diseases

  • Pain after surgery
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Sleep disorders
  • Being overweight

Ear Acupuncture Method

Laser acupuncture

Is a method of sending low level laser light through the skin to directly acupuncture points. Low-intensity laser irradiation stimulates acupoints. Current theories postulate that low level laser therapy (LLLT) could have a positive effect on modulating inflammation, pain, and tissue repair, given appropriate irradiation parameters.

Laser acupuncture has been proven clinically effective in treating inflammation, pain and paralysis thanks to its ability to restore and regenerate cells at the molecular level:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Inflammatory polyneuropathy
  • Pathologies related to nerve roots (Herniated disc)
  • Paralysis of arms and legs…

Advantages of laser acupuncture:

  • Non-invasive, painless, no risk of broken needles or infection of the acupuncture points because no needle is used
  • Does not cause bruising or bleeding under the skin
  • Can be used on many groups of patients: who are afraid of needles, children, patients at risk of infection who cannot receive acupuncture with needles (Diabetes), patients with blood clotting disorders.

Massage, Acupressure

Is a handed therapy technique to stimulate the patients’ acupuncture point, subcutaneous tissue, tendons. These physical manipulations stimulate the nerves to enhance the body’s ability and promote nutrient metabolism. This method is indicated to treat for:

Massage, Acupressure

Musculoskeletal pathology

  • Shoulder- neck strain syndrome
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis, osteoarthritis;
  • Backache;


  • Headache, insomnia;
  • Vestibular disorders;
  • Hemiplegia due to strokes;
  • Paralysis of peripheral VII nerve;

(LLLT) LightNeedle® 600 standard machine

ES-160 acupuncture machine

FV Traditional Medicine Department will carry out specialised procedures in a separate dedicated room, with a full range of equipment such as ES-160 acupuncture machine, low level laser therapy (LLLT) LightNeedle® 600 standard machine made by Riemers and Janssen Company (Germany), and other specialised tools which are all are tested, certified and in compliance with international safety standards, …

Moreover, FV Traditional Medicine Department will coordinate with Imaging Department and Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Department to support diagnosis and rehabilitation. The combination of the experience of Traditional Medicine with modern, multi-specialist equipment of FV Hospital will help to bring the effective positive results for our patients.


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