Non-drug therapies help addicts at rehab

By Zhou Wenting in Shanghai | China Daily | Updated: 2018-06-08 09:20
Share - WeChat
A teacher leads residents practicing a tai chi routine at a rehabilitation facility in Shanghai. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Non-drug therapies such as tai chi have played an important role in helping residents of Shanghai's compulsory rehabilitation centers overcome their drug habits, a top official said on Wednesday.

Shanghai became the first city in the country to adopt tai chi practice in all its five rehabilitation centers in 2015. Nearly all center residents take part, apart from those physically unable to, said Wang Dongsheng, Party secretary of the Shanghai Drug Rehabilitation Administration.

Auto-acupressure - an alternative therapy in which people self-administer pressure with their fingers or hands to certain points known as "meridians" - was also adopted in centers about five years ago, he told a media briefing ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26.

1 2 3 4 Next   >>|
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349