WINDHOEK – For a long time, Bomon Bowan endured severe pain. As a result, he could no longer walk and lost his job. And each time he went to a local hospital, nurses prescribed pain killers, providing only temporary relief.

A month back, he sought help at the acupuncture department at Katutura State Hospital in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek.

The department offers acupuncture treatment, Tuina, cupping, and Chinese herb external application as well as other traditional Chinese medicine methods. Since 1996, China has been sending medical teams to Namibia, consisting of two traditional Chinese medicine professionals and two nurses.

Chinese therapy offers a beacon of hope to ailing Namibians

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