Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health.
Acupuncture is a safe, effective form of therapy in it's own right as well as being an effective way of complementing and enhancing conventional medical treatment.
Acupuncture is used for varieties of pains such as neck pain, lower back pain, knee pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, stroke rehabilitation, tennis elbow, sport injuries, etc.
Cupping and Gua Sha are widely used for maintaining health. Both of these two methods can improve one's circulation, relieving stress, fatigue, body ache, muscular pain and tightness.
Relieving pain with acupuncture from study of Harvard medical school USA
Dr Hu (M.B.M.Med) Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Dr Hu is a registered Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (CMA/TCM) practitioner both in South Africa and China. He also registers as a Chinese Medicine pharmacist in China. He holds a master's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2015, he was invited to lecture at University of Western Cape. In 2017, he was appointed by University of Johannesburg as a curriculum developer. From 2017 to 2018, he was appointed by the Department of Health Republic of South Africa as an evaluator for an expert committee of The Medicines Control Council. From 2018 to 2019, he was again appointed by Department of Health RSA as an evaluator for an advisory committee of complementary medicine committee.From 1st of September, 2019, he is appointed as a permanent lecturer at University of Johannesburg. He is the FIRST doctor in South Africa who applies acupuncture treatment on stroke rehabilitation.
He is the executive committee member of South African Association of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. He has been practicing Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Fujian Provincial Hospital, P.R.China, for 3 years during the year of 2009 to 2012. He has seen more than 20,000 patients since then. He has published several academic articles. He is majored in Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture for stroke, stroke rehabilitation, internal medicine, gynecological problems and pediatric diseases.