Promoting a healthy lifestyle


Students and staff from XMUM were introduced to the intriguing practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) during the Traditional Chinese Medicine Week held recently in the university. Organised by the university’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Society, the aim was to generate awareness of alternative medicine and its health benefits.
Among the highlights of the event was an insightful exhibition that showcased a broad range of herbal medicines as well as various mind and body practices used by TCM practitioners to treat health problems. In addition, talks and demonstrations of popular techniques like ear acupressure session, acupuncture, cupping, scraping and Purple Star Astrology conveyed the uniqueness of the practice which originated in ancient China more than 2,000 years ago.
The practice of TCM is a tradition that is gaining momentum worldwide, and is a synergy promoting the ideal blend of the East and West. In Xiamen, the initiative by the society has perhaps enlightened many on their health problems, especially those related to stress and sleep. Most participants said they felt better after the treatment and would be willing to do it again.
In many ways, the TCM week is more than a display of herbs and techniques; essentially, it is a gentle reminder of the need for a healthy lifestyle.

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