Liu - Don from China Medical Team has recently introduced acupuncture treatment
to Nurses at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul.
The treatment, which the China Medical Team introduced some years ago, is a form of alternative treatment in which thin needles are inserted into the body. The team would help people with acupuncture sickness and introduce the China way of treating acupuncture to Nurses. The Chinese medical team would be in The Gambia for one year.
Dr. Liu explained that the alternative medicine empowers the body through the practice of inserting thin needles into the specific body point to improve health and wellbeing.
“It originates from China more than 2, 000 years ago. Research has shown that acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery and chemotherapy. It can also relieve pain. Researchers don’t fully understand how acupuncture works. It may aid body pain activity and may also affect how a person releases chemical that regulate blood pressure and flow.” he added.
Samba Bah, chief physiotherapies and head of EFSTH physiotherapy department, said they are happy to receive the Chinese team in The Gambia. The team, he added would be training Gambian nurses on acupuncture treatment.