Traditional Chinese medicine is spreading in Cuba

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Photo taken on September 28, 2021, of people shopping at a traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy in Havana’s Chinatown, in Havana, the capital of Cuba. (Xinhua / Joaquin Hernandez)

HAVANA, June 12 (Xinhua) – Traditional Chinese medicine continues to expand in Cuba through many events and the Cuban health system itself, said the president of the Cuban Society for Bioenergy and Naturalistic Medicine Evelyn Gonzalez to Xinhua.

“We are taking steps to improve relations between the various academic centers that study traditional Chinese medicine,” Gonzalez said, while assuring that in all provinces of the country, especially in rehabilitation services, hospitals and institutes, there are consultations on natural and traditional medicine.

In recent days, Cuba has held a fair of traditional Chinese medicine at the University of Havana, coinciding with the Week of Chinese Culture at the Academic Institution, an event organized by the Confucius Institute to spread knowledge and knowledge of China’s contribution to China. science and culture.

“The Confucius Institute supports the promotion of a healthier lifestyle among Cubans, as well as a better quality of life. “The subject of traditional Chinese medicine is a line of research of great interest to us,” said the director of the Confucius Institute. , Yorbelis Rosell, to Xinhua.

The program of activities included massage sessions and exhibitions of techniques of traditional Chinese medicine, such as moxibustion and acupuncture, and included an exhibition on the use of external therapeutic agents of traditional Chinese medicine in the Cuban health system.

Johan Perdomo, head of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Natural and Traditional Medicine, told Xinhua that, given the traditional diagnosis of Chinese medicine, there are projects to integrate the island’s available substances and foods to improve health. of the Cubans.

“From traditional Chinese medicine, we use acupuncture and all its techniques, as well as traditional therapeutic exercises, elements of naturopathic food and the use of medicinal plants, although we do not have all of them in Cuba,” he said.

For his part, Confucius Institute professor Wang Hanchi told Xinhua that traditional Chinese medicine works as a platform for other people around the world to learn about Chinese culture and lifestyles.

“This has helped us Chinese to lead a healthy lifestyle. “It’s very important these days to learn about these issues,” he said.

For his part, Osbel Lambert, a sociology student at the University of Havana, said that China is a country with a great culture that attracts the attention of millions of people around the world.

“Over time, China has gained high recognition worldwide in various fields. I am motivated to come here to learn about traditional Chinese medicine,” he added.

(Web Editor: Wu Sixuan, Zhou Yu)

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