Lyna Trinh, from hands to heart for Cambodia.

In Cambodia once upon a time, there was a serious problem. During the Khmer Rough regime, 2 millions people were killed in a genocide. The remainders had been turned into a farming machine. There is no wealthier or richer person who did not work in the rice fields every day. Everyone had to work.

As a result of Khmer Rough’s genocide, the remaining population can’t be productive any longer. Overwork and working conditions make their bodies weak, mental illnesses, and severe diseases followed them to the end of their life.

The result of the war

Thousands of people are seeking medical health treatment in order to overcome health problems. However, there is no miracle. 40 years later, over 50% of the population is still poor and is not able to obtain such expensive medication.

Her and Cambodia

Despite living in France now, Lyna is finding her way to give back to her country. She discovered traditional medicine as a method to heal the people of her country. She founded “Les Mains du Coeur pour le Cambodge Association”. This association she founded in Cambodia was created after she trained herself as a professional practitioner to treat the poor and train nurses in rural areas. She believes that cuing the physical part would definitely affect the emotional part. 


Introducing acupuncture into Cambodia isn’t an easy job while it’s still a new treatment for Cambodians. She is working toward creating an ecosystem for traditional Chinese medicine treatment. 

International practitioners have volunteered to come to Cambodia to support her initiative. The local authorities have also welcomed her volunteer with open arms.

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