Upon hearing the news of a Chinese medical team coming to town, Matthew, a 29-year-old Ghanaian worker who lives in the country’s east Kpong, rushed to consulting room since the pain in his elbow and knee joints had bothered him for a long time.

“It is my first time to try the Chinese acupuncture, and I can feel that the pain has been relieved a bit,” said Mathew.

“Before this, I simply saw the acupuncture in movies, now I think it is magical.”

The Chinese medical team in Ghana on Sunday offered free medical services to villagers in Kpong, a town that borders Lake Volta, one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the world.

Besides the donation of medication, the top-notch Chinese doctors also brought advanced therapies such as the electrocardiography and acupuncture.

According to Matthew, people living in Ghana’s remote areas do not have enough access to medical resources, and sometimes the cost of seeking treatment in cities could be high for families struggling to make ends meet.

“It feels good to earn the trust of Ghanaian patients, and we really hope the traditional Chinese therapy could benefit more people here,” said Chen Guangxian, a member of the Chinese medical team.

China has sent eight batches of medical team to Ghana since 2009, which is widely praised by the Ghanaian government and people for their high-quality service. Enditem

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