Acupuncture in Belarus more popular than most Chinese think

Acupuncture in Belarus more popular than most Chinese think

The Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine was established on December 1, 2017, on the basis of the Minsk Regional Clinical Hospital. According to the decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus, such centers must now operate in each region. This is the third center for the Minsk region. Chinese specialists have already shared their experience with their Belarusian colleagues.

Lyudmila Rybina, head of the medical rehabilitation department of the Minsk Regional Clinical Hospital:
In cooperation with the People's Republic of China from January 17 to 28, three specialists in traditional Chinese medicine arrived to share their experience with Belarusian doctors. Two acupuncture specialists and one oriental massage specialist came.

Acupuncture has been used for a long time in Belarus. Since 1976, electropuncture testing based on Nakatani’s method has been carried out in the clinic. Electric acupuncture equipment accurately determines the state of our energy channels. There are only fourteen of them. In a relatively short time, the doctor collects information on the state of the patient’s body.

Zhou Haijiang is a doctor of acupuncture. He believes that diagnostics occupies an important place in Chinese medicine, which includes 4 aspects.

Zhou Haijiang, doctor (PRC):
First of all, the doctor should see the patient, hear their complaints and smell them. In the end the doctor must conduct pulse diagnosis. This is the biggest feature of Chinese medicine.

Having worked in Minsk for two weeks, Dr. Zhou hopes that acupuncture will continue to develop in Belarus and will help treat all diseases. Together with acupuncture, Belarusian doctors conduct vacuum reflexotherapy. It is based on the impact on the bladder channel, which is located on the back. Shu points are situated there.

Chinese medicine also includes other types of therapy: phytotherapy and massage.

Lyudmila Rybina:
We plan to introduce oriental massage as a method of treatment. We will send our specialists to the training courses at the reflexotherapy department of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education (BelMAPO), and we will also introduce this method of treatment, because it is quite effective and is in demand among patients.

These two weeks of joint work not only strengthened the relations between the two countries, but also opened up prospects for development in medicine and presented valuable experience and new knowledge.

Zhou Haijiang:
I learned what order in patients' admission and in the treatment room is. The treatment rooms are very comfortable, with all the amenities for both doctors and patients. In your country, patients treat doctors very well and follow their instructions.

The guests noted that Belarusian hospitals are very clean. In Chinese hospitals, visitors are not required to wear either special clothes or shoe covers. In Belarus, everything is done to prevent spread of bacteria and infections.

In his spare time, Dr. Zhou and his Chinese colleagues visited the Minsk State Linguistic University, where they met with the Chinese diaspora living in Belarus.

Zhou Haijiang:
I was amazed that there are a lot of them, and all of them are happy to live in Belarus and be a part of this country. Also, we visited the museum Dudutki. I am very grateful for your hospitality and kindness, for the help of doctors and translators in my work and during my stay in Belarus.

Belarusian specialists were also satisfied and positively responded to these two weeks of fruitful work with their Chinese colleagues.

Lyudmila Rybina:
They learned something from practice, something from theory and plan to further cooperate with Chinese specialists. Our health department plans to send two or three of our specialists to China for training.

Despite the fact that oriental medicine is not so widely developed in Belarus, the patients boldly trusted doctors from China.

Lyudmila Rybina:
There were a lot of appeals for medical assistance, especially in the first days. The patients were satisfied with the results of the treatment, and some of them are even ready to go to China for further treatment.

Dr. Zhou and his colleagues hope to return to Belarus again. Among other things, they were fascinated by Belarus, its landscapes, snow and beautiful girls.

Zhou Haijiang:
One cannot even imagine how popular acupuncture is in Belarus. Some of my colleagues were in other European countries, and acupuncture is not as developed as in your country. In Belarus, everything is done to ensure that this area of ​​oriental medicine develops further.

Chinese medicine has more than five thousand years of history. Doctors of the Celestial Empire believe that it can cure any disease. Cooperation with Chinese doctors is a good project, which once again confirms that the language barrier is not an obstacle to helping people.