International Chinese Medicine and Health Care Seminar held in Cape Town

By Ruibo Wang

Under the theme of Nature, Science and Health, International Chinese Medicine and Health Care Seminar was held from 15th to 18th October, 2016. Sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) and Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Cape Town, and co-organized by Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University(CISU), National Association for Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture of South Africa (NACMASA) as well as Chinese Cultural Centre of South Africa, this seminar gave opportunities for South African Chinese Medicine Physicians to learn from expert speakers and exchange of clinical experience to develop their careers. Acting Consul General Ms Lipei Li, Chair of NACMASA Dr Kelly Kong Mei, Directors of CISU Mr Robert Kotze and Prof Fu’ai Jian and, Chinese Medicine Physicians from China and South Africa, local residences attended this event.

On the opening ceremony, Ms Li, Dr Kelly Kong Mei and Mr Robert Kotze gave speeches stressing the significance of this seminar and expressing hope to build up a mechanism of collaboration to popularize Chinese Medicine in local community and enhance the friendly relationship between China and South Africa.

In the lecture session, Prof Xiaoyan Qian from Xiamen University, Prof Shaoqing Lan and Prof Zhuangtao Zhang from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, and Prof Shiying Huang from Southern Medical University presented various theoretical and practical information and shared valuable experience on clinical experience with local physicians, in terms of Chinese Medicine and Cosmetology, Scientific Spirit and Philosophical Knowledge in Chinese Medicine, Acupotomology Therapy and Treatment of Chronical Headache separately.

In addition, the delegation of Chinese Medicine experts paid visit to Stellenbosch and China Town to provide gratuitous treatment and spread information on Health Care and Disease Prevention. Acupotomology Therapy, Cosmetic Acupuncture and Exercise on Health Preservation were well-received by local residence.