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LSBU celebrates Chinese New Year with Acupuncture Open Day

12 February 2013

London South Bank University's (LSBU) Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine (CITCM) is celebrating the Chinese New Year with an Acupuncture Open Day on Thursday 14 February.

The Institute's BSc (Hons) in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture provides an excellent grounding in the theory and application of acupuncture and tuina, as well as extensive clinical experience, and puts the study of this ancient medicine in context with its cultural past. It also includes lessons in Mandarin and a period of study in China. Graduates will be qualified to practice in both China and the UK.

Visitors to the Open Day can learn more about Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with presentations about studying acupuncture at LSBU, and enjoy practical demonstrations of acupuncture and massage, a Chinese tea ceremony and calligraphy demonstrations.

To mark the start of the New Year of the Snake, the Confucius Institute and the LSBU Students' Union also jointly celebrated with a concert of Chinese folk music, dances, martial arts demonstrations and traditional food (pictured).

Based on the lunar calendar, 10 February 2013 marks the beginning of the New Year. People who were born in the Year of the Snake are thought to be wise, thoughtful, stylish and intuitive.

The Confucius Institute is a joint initiative with Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin Normal University, the Office of Chinese Language Council International, China (OCLCI, commonly known as Hanban) and LSBU. It promotes Chinese culture with a specific focus on traditional Chinese medicine and wellbeing.

Find out more about the BSc (Hons) Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture programme.

 
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