Enriching Pupils’ Chinese Cultural Knowledge through Traditional Chinese Medicine Workshops
9 June 2022
On 8 June 2022, the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine (CITCM) held highly participatory and fascinating workshops on Traditional Chinese Medicine for pupils from Queen’s College, London.
The day began with a workshop on taiji, with pupils learning gentle, flowing movements in the Yang style. The workshop incorporated a special emphasis on breath co-ordinated movements. Taiji is a pillar of Traditional Chinese Medicine, that helps relax and strengthen the body.
After taiji, pupils attended a workshop on Traditional Chinese Medicine. Pupils gained an introductory understanding to the different practices used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat diseases and enhance health and wellbeing. This was followed by two interactive sessions. The first, on acupressure and self-massage. The second, a practical experience of delivering acupuncture using fruit.
The final session took the pupils into the treatment rooms at Caxton House. Pupils observed acupuncture being performed on their school teacher. The session finished off with a cupping therapy demonstration.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine workshops gave pupils a fascinating insight into Chinese culture and were hugely enjoyed by all. Ms. Guz, Teacher of Mandarin at Queen’s College, said, “The pupils and I had an absolutely amazing day. It really couldn't have been a better experience!”
The Chinese Medicine Clinic at Caxton House offers professional acupuncture treatment, along with other treatment techniques, in a very comfortable environment. To book an appointment, or to discuss any enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0207 815 8483.