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Rehab centre’s special treatment
By ONG HAN SEAN
BENTONG: A community-based rehabilitation centre (PDK) is embarking on an unconventional technique in treating its special needs children by harnessing the healing power of flowers and plants.
The students of PDK Harapan in Kampung Perting here were all waiting in line excitedly to get tested and receive their remedies in a special treatment called phytobiophysics.
A type of complementary medicine, the treatment constituted the testing for weaknesses in the body and the oral application of remedies derived from flowers.
Practitioner Kong Poei Moon said a muscle testing would first be used to determine which part of the body lacked the proper energy.
This testing will help us find out what the body needs and which flower formula that can be used to compensate for the deficiency, she toldStarMetro recently.
Kong said she had also combined phytobiophysics with physical therapy to enhance the treatment and to help the children absorb the remedies easier.
She added that the treatment had shown good results after it was applied on some 15 children at the centre since last year.
Their parents have reported that their children have become cleverer, more independent and able to follow instructions.
“These children’s IQ are very high but they cannot communicate properly. The energy from flowers is very gentle and I believe it can help offset some of their weaknesses but as to whether it can cure the children of Downs syndrome completely, we do not know,” said Kong, who had been practising the technique for 11 years.
However, she said phytobiophysics was only acknowledged but not accredited by the Health Ministry due to a lack of concrete evidence of its effectiveness.
It is not that well-known in Malaysia. In fact, PDK Harapan is the only centre which we are using phytobiophysics to treat special needs children, said Kong.
PDK Harapan president Daniel See said he first came across the treatment in an article last year and immediately went out of his way to bring it to the centre.
For going the extra mile in rehabilitating its students, the PDK received the best centre award at the state-level Orang Kurang Upaya (OKU) Day celebration recently.
“I feel there is a need for every PDK to go beyond the scope of just providing basic training. A lot of the deficiencies in these children are rooted mentally. They need something else besides physical training to restore the balance in their bodies and this is my initiative in providing just that,” said See.