When a South African sister meets Chinese acupuncture

When a South African sister meets Chinese acupuncture

When a South African sister meets Chinese acupuncture
Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medical technique, has long been popular in faraway Africa. Since the 1960s, China has sent batch after batch of medical teams to Africa, including many TCM doctors. Their hard work and good medical skills have helped African people become familiar with and fond of TCM. In many countries, from heads of state to ordinary people, people are willing to turn to TCM for help. Acupuncture is especially popular.

In fact, there is a strong connection between acupuncture and Africa. On November 16, 2010, the fifth session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeprotection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage deliberated and approved the inclusion of Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

In the third episode of Hello Africa, we’re going to South Africa to find out what acupuncture is like in South Africa —

Hello Africa | when South Africa’s little sister met Chinese acupuncture
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JOHANNESBURG, March 2 (Xinhua If you ask a South African girl, Andy Carr, what her dream is, her answer might surprise you.

“I want to open a clinic of my own and use traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture to relieve pain for people.” She said.

Feel the magic of acupuncture

Carr, a junior in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Johannesburg (Johannesburg University) in South Africa, has been studying Chinese medicine and acupuncture for two years.

“My family is a big fan of herbal medicine, so I learned about Chinese medicine and acupuncture at a very young age. I was also interested in it and chose it as my major when I entered college.” “Said the blonde.

When a South African sister meets Chinese acupuncture
South African girl Andy Carr. (Video screenshot)

Carr told reporters that after two years of systematic learning, teachers encouraged students to practice. “Last year, I spent most of the Christmas holiday giving people needles.”

At first, many people did not believe that a small silver needle could cure diseases. Many people also misunderstood acupuncture and moxibustion, thinking that such a long needle must be very painful when inserted into the body.

“Every time I put the needle in, they kept asking me, ‘Is it in? ‘It’s already in there, and they don’t even feel it.” Carl said with a smile.

When a South African sister meets Chinese acupuncture
South African girl Andy Carr. (Video screenshot)

Last Christmas, Carl’s father had back pain. “I gave my dad acupuncture and he recovered very quickly. It used to take him two or three weeks to get over his back pain.

“It’s amazing to do acupuncture for someone!” “Because you get to see the patient in front of your eyes,” Carr sighs.