Myanmar Trip January 2019
For more than 10 years Acupuncturist Kirsten Germann has been involved in a charitable project in Myanmar training Doctors at the Watchet Jivita Sanga Hospital near Saigang City to learn and provide Acupuncture treatment to the patients. During that time a purpose built Acupuncture unit has been added to the Hospital and this year Clinic Director, Sarah Major joins the project, alongside Kirsten, Jinal Shah and Peter van Kerval for the three week education program.
‘“ So I sit at Heathrow, anticipating the first of my long, two leg flight to Myanmar, a Starbucks in hand and with some relief that my suitcase containing little more than 40,000 acupuncture needles (see picture- is this what an acupuncturist drug smuggler looks like ?!) several t-shirts and a toothbrush, did not exceed the weight allowance! I don’t really know what to expect of my adventure but know that it couldn’t have come at a better time- to be leaving the UK in the middle of a grey January and following the stresses of Christmas and New Year could not be better timed. 27 degrees and blue skies await! I am looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the volunteers and getting down to some hard work in a totally different environment……. Keep logging in for my posts!"