Why Do Cambodian Children Need Acupuncture?
- Cambodia does not have a tradition of acupuncture.
- After more than 30 years of social and economic devastation from civil war and genocide, the Cambodian health care situation is very dire.
- According to World Health Organisation (WHO) data, there are 2.3 medical doctors per 10,000 inhabitants in Cambodia. (The regional average is 14.5 and in the USA the number is 36 physicians per 10,000 inhabitants).
- The child mortality rate for children under 5 years old is 111 children per 1000 live births. Cambodia has one of the highest rates according to WHO data.
- 45% of the population is under 15 years of age.
- 95% of Cambodian's cannot afford any type of healthcare (as they live on $0.50 per day).
- Acupuncture is one of the most cost-effective forms of health care approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Children react even faster to acupuncture than adults. In the majority of cases, a significant improvement in the child's health becomes immediately obvious after the treatment.