French doctorMezard Marc has done research on Vietnamese traditional medicine for nearly 30 years.
Since 2001, Dr. Mezard has regularly taken students from different countries to Vietnam to learn Vietnamese traditional medicine, especially the theory of Wu Xing. Each year, 3-6 groups, each with 10 students, come to Vietnam to study and practise the theory of Wu Xing for 1-2 weeks at the Ho Chi Minh City Traditional Medicine Institute.
Dr. Mezard said that the theory of Wu Xing by the late Dr. Truong Thin has many unique features, typical of the traditional medicine in Southern Vietnam. Foreign students are interested in this method and hope to introduce it to many countries around the world.
According to Dr. Truong Thi Ngoc Lan, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Traditional Medicine Institute, the method of using five elements for disease treatment focuses on adjusting the imbalance of yin and yang. When any damages to the body are diagnosed, it will be treated with acupuncture.
Dr. Truong Thi Ngoc Lan said that the theory of Wu Xing has high effectiveness and has simple reasoning, suitable for western students to study and practice on patients.
Besides his passion for Vietnamese traditional medicine, Dr. Mezard has spent a lot of time studying Vietnamese culture. He often takes foreign students to beautiful places and introduces them to delicious food in the South.