« Journalists covering the Hangzhou Asian Games are embracing the traditional opportunity provided by Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, which has established a dedicated space within the tournament’s media centre for them to delve into Chinese medicine and participate in activities like traditional massages.
Footage recorded on Thursday showcases journalists receiving traditional Tuina massages and participating in physical exercises within an interactive area located in the exhibition hall.
“This is my first time, and it is very exciting. This is a good experience for me, and I think it’s good for the body. I like yoga, and I know most people in Iran, my country, do yoga every day in the gym. I think it’s a very good experience, » said Reza, an Iranian journalist.
Zhu Wenpei, a teacher at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, revealed that approximately 200 to 300 individuals receive Tuina massages daily at the centre. On average, one doctor tends to have over 20 visitors each day.
“The experience we present in the media centre is also very popular among foreign journalists, and they all thought this way to show Chinese medicine culture was very good,” she said.
She also emphasised that in addition to Tuina massages, the centre provides other services, including acupuncture and Gua Sha. Wenpei highlighted that Western medicine and Chinese medicine should not be pitted against each other, as they employ different approaches to understanding the world and the human body.
“We hope to gradually promote Chinese medicine culture in the future. Now many foreign reporters have recognised the form of traditional Chinese medicine,” Wenpei said.
The Hangzhou Asian Games, spanning six Chinese cities, including Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, will continue until October 8. The event features over 12,000 athletes from a record 45 countries competing for 481 gold medals across 40 sports. »