Myanmar Acupuncture Therapist Association seeks legalization

16 November 2018
Myanmar Acupuncture Therapist Association seeks legalization
Photo: Myanmar Acupuncture Therapist Association

Patron of Myanmar Acupuncture Therapist Association and acupuncture therapist Maung Maung Hlaing told Mizzima that they were seeking legalization of acupuncture therapy in Myanmar for treatment of stroke and all kinds of muscle, ligament and joint pains.

He was speaking at the World Acupuncture Day (WAD) ceremony held at Orchid Hotel, Yangon on November 15.

“There are only a few steps more for legalizing this therapy. We have applied to parliament’s Special Law Commission to legalize this therapy. House of Nationalities (upper house) has already approved it and forwarded it. Our application has reached the President. The bill can be drafted when the President signs,” Maung Maung Hlaing said.

According to Maung Maung Hlaing, he has conducted charity acupuncture training eight times for the development of acupuncture in Myanmar producing more therapists and over 300 trainees have been trained by him in Myanmar and they are now working as practitioners in clinical practice.

“Acupuncture therapy is the best for muscle, ligament and joint pains. It can cure and relieve knee pain and lower back pain very quickly. And also, it is the best treatment for stroke and paralysis.” Maung Maung Hlaing explained.