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Chinese enamoured with Bollywood, Darjeeling tea

First international acupuncture training workshop to kick off in city today, Chinese experts to train 70 doctors of India
Chinese enamoured with Bollywood, Darjeeling tea
Zhang Jianxin, Cultural and Educational Counselor from Chinese Embassy, along with Dr Dinesh Upadhyay, national co-convenor of BJP medical cell, inaugurates the training session at Dr DN Kotnis Health and Education Centre. Himanashu Mahajan

Manav Mander
Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, July 21

China may have its influence on the world but there are a few Indian things that cast a magical spell on the Chinese. Bollywood movies, Darjeeling tea and Indian philosophy, especially Buddhism, are well appreciated by people of China. This was shared by Zhang Jianxin, Cultural and Educational Counselor from Embassy of Republic of China in India. He was here to attend a function to mark the first international acupuncture training in collaboration with World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies Education, Beijing, China, at Dr DN Kotnis Health and Education Centre.

Jianxin said acupuncture was a successful medium of treatment in China which had existed in India for a long time. “It is a small needle which brought both countries together and more and more such workshops should be organised on acupuncture. China will promote yoga and India will promote acupuncture, and together we can hope for a healthy society. We are here to serve the people,” he said.

Dr DN Kotnis Health and Education Centre is conducting 10-day International Acupuncture Training-cum-Workshop in collaboration with the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies, Education (WFAS, Edu), Beijing, China, an NGO, in official relations with the World Health Organisation. The training will be given by seven Chinese acupuncture experts from China from July 22 to 31 at the hospital in Salem Tabri.

“This training is a step further to impart acupuncture learning in a standardised way after its official recognisation as independent health care system by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in February. Acupuncture is a traditional science which is safe and without side effects if practised by a trained practitioner. Traditional medicines have now also been included in the 11th revision of World Health Organisation (WHO) International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD),” said Dr Inderjeet Singh (Director).

Nearly 70 doctors have registered for the workshop from all over India. There will be a special lecture by Prof Ren Xiaoyan, original inventors of micro acupuncture, and famous acupuncture cosmetologist, Dr Zhaolinag Ding, will also deliver a special lecture on the two-needle technique. Prof Yang Shuo, Prof Yang Xiaofang, Prof Sau Chu Florence, Dr Chen Ming will also be sharing their experience and research activities with Indian doctors.

Major aspects of training programme

The training will cover major aspects such as neurological disorders, paralysis, facial paralysis, chronic pain syndromes, cosmetic problems, alopecia, nerve weakness and stress management. The Chinese doctors will also provide free consultation to general patients related to topics at hospital campus during the session.

Momos equal to poison: Dr Upadhyay 

“Momos should not be consumed as these are equal to poison and are spreading diseases,” said Dr Dinesh Upadhyay, national co-convener of medical cell of BJP and member of governing body of AYUSH. “The liking of Indian people for momos has increased over the years but they are just uncooked refined floor, be it steamed or fried, they are unhealthy and should be avoided. In fact, one should stay away from all kinds of fast food. Momos are made of refined flour and to stay healthy, one should stay away from three whites in life, refined flour, sugar and salt,” said Dr Upadhyay. He was also present at the event.


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