Chinese Medicine Museum introduces acupuncture knowledge on open days
20 May 2013
As part of the International Museum Day initiative, Dr. and Mrs. Hung Hin Shiu Chinese Medicine Museum under the School of Chinese Medicine opened its doors to the public last Saturday and Sunday (18-19 May). Four workshops on acupuncture were organised for the public to enhance people’s knowledge of and interest in Chinese medicine.
Through a talk, guided tour and interactive games, visitors learned the distribution of the acupoints on the human body and enriched their understanding of the development of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. They also gained hands-on experience of selecting Chinese herbs from a Chinese medicine cabinet and weighing them with a small steelyard as well as experienced tongue diagnosis.
Every year, museums around the world host International Museum Day on or around 18 May, the day originally designated by the International Council of Museums in 1977. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the HKSAR Government organises an array of art, culture and museum extension activities in mid-May every year with the aim of arousing public awareness of the roles and functions of museums in society.