Feature article: Traditional Chinese medicine exhibition a huge success in Malta_Xinhua

A visitor reads exhibit materials at Mater Dei Hospital in Msida, Malta, November 21, 2018. People have shown interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by visiting TCM’s’ Benevolence and Art of the cure ”at Malta’s Mater Dei Main Hospital. The exhibition showed the history of TCM, its specific characteristics, healing techniques, achievements and global application with pictures and posters to promote traditional Chinese medicine in Malta. (Xinhua / Yuan Yun)

VALLETTA, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) – People showed great interest as they filled the vast entrance hall of Malta’s main Mater Dei hospital to visit the traditional Chinese medicine exhibition “Benevolence and the Art of healing”.

The recent exhibition showed the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine, its specific characteristics, techniques, achievements, and worldwide application with pictures and posters to help raise awareness of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Malta.

This is “the first large-scale traditional Chinese medicine exhibition” organized by the Chinese medical team in Malta. “This marks the extension of traditional Chinese medicine services to cultural exchanges,” said Shi Jiangfeng, currently the team leader.

Some of the visitors experienced the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine.

Suncica Brajkovic and Jelena Maksovis, both nurses from St. James Hospital, came to the exhibit after a night shift. Despite the fatigue, they were still interested in the show.

Brajkovic, 49, started acupuncture treatment more than two months ago for back pain. After the first treatment, Brajkovic felt that his condition had improved. As the pain subsided, she felt much better and could do yoga again.

“Acupuncture is the best treatment I have ever received. I want to introduce traditional Chinese medicine to everyone I know!” Brajkovic said. She had recommended acupuncture to her family, colleagues and friends.

Maksovis, Brajkovic’s best friend, had also suffered from shoulder and neck pain. The pain returned after an operation.

After receiving four acupuncture treatments, Maksovis felt that his pain had greatly improved. “I have more energy and my mood is much better,” she said.

As health professionals, they hoped to gain a better understanding of the theory and principles of traditional Chinese medicine.

“The exhibition on traditional Chinese medicine is very interesting and very educational,” said Maksovis. “Traditional Chinese Medicine is a very special and very good treatment, but there are still a lot of people who don’t know … we should let more people know.”

Many people have written their feelings and suggestions in the guestbook.

Francesca Gaggio from the University of Bologna in Italy wrote: “I think this is a fantastic event. I have never seen it in Italy and I would love for it to happen!

The exhibition will last until December 10.

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