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Four foreigners’ adventure of TCM therapies in Shandong

2018/5/14 15:50:59   source:sdchina.com

“Traditional Chinese medicine culture is amazing. Unlike Western medicine, TCM is not a stopgap solution,” said Munkhtukga, from Mongolia. Four foreign students, studying in Shandong Normal University, went to Taijingtang in Kuanhouli in Jinan to experience TCM therapies.

As they walked into Tijingtang, filled with the smell of wormwood incense, they saw the therapists who were busy in treating patients. Under the guidance of a staff member of Taijingtang, the foreigners visited the medical center at first to learn more about the history and development of TCM and its therapies. After that, they learned the basic techniques of several TCM therapies from the therapists of Taijingtang.

TCM has always been regarded as one of the significant carriers of Chinese traditional culture. Though human has made great progress in modern medical technologies, TCM is gaining wider recognition around China, and even the world.

Especially in recent years, China has been committed to rejuvenating Chinese traditional culture and supporting the inheritance and development of TCM, directly booming the TCM therapies.

Liang Lu, a therapist of Taijingtang, said that TCM is much different from the Western medicine. TCM gives medical treatment to patients based on their overall physical conditions while Western medicine focuses more on the disease.

The meridian system, main and collateral channels of body, is the most basic things for beginners to learn TCM therapies, Liang said.

There are various kinds of therapies in traditional Chinese medicine, such as acupuncture therapy, blood-pricking therapy, massage, scrapping therapy, sticking therapy, cupping therapy, fire therapy, qigong and so on. The four foreigners mainly learned and experienced scrapping, massage, cupping and moxibustion therapies.

“I often have a pain in my neck. I’m feeling better now after the massage,” said Laocharoen from Thailand. “My brother is a practitioner of TCM, so I have some knowledge of it.”

“I’m impressed by these TCM therapies and I do learn a lot from the activity,” said Mukhacheva, a Russian young women.

TCM and its therapies see a flourishing development around the world and more countries begin to take it as a formal treatment system.

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