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About Us

Natural Keys to Health

Embracing health with natural keys

Our Story

The African Centre of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (ACCMA), formerly recognised as HENGCHUN HEALTH CENTRE, has been in operation since 2009. It serves as a healthcare institution committed to employing acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and other complementary therapies for the treatment of various ailments. All practitioners associated with ACCMA are duly registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa.

To maintain a superior level of service, ACCMA practitioners are afforded the opportunity to participate in both national and international conferences, engage in regular case studies, partake in continuous professional development, and foster international collaborations. These avenues enable them to stay abreast of the latest advancements in their field, thereby augmenting their skills and knowledge to ensure the delivery of exceptional healthcare services.

ACCMA actively collaborates with the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Africa (CMAAA) and  Complementary Medicine: Education and Research to advance public health initiatives in South Africa. This collaborative effort aims to foster collaboration among these organisations, leveraging their respective expertise and resources to contribute to the promotion of health and well-being in the region. By engaging with CMAAA and participating in initiatives supported by the Complementary Medicine: Education and Research, ACCMA seeks to enhance its impact on public health through the dissemination of knowledge, research, and the integration of complementary medicine practices. This collaborative approach underscores ACCMA's commitment to comprehensive and holistic healthcare solutions in South Africa.

Meet the team

Meet our registered Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture practitioners

Doctor's profile

Dr Zijing Hu PhD, MMed, MB

Dr Hu is a registered Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture doctor. He has been practising Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture since 2009. In 2022, he completed his PhD study through the University of Pretoria within the minimum timeframe of two years. His PhD study focused on strengthening the teaching, learning, assessment and practices of acupuncture programmes at higher education institutions. In 2023, he was appointed as a Visiting Scholar at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, China. He is an active researcher in education, who has published numerous articles and book chapters. His research focus is on quality education provision with a particular interest in teaching and learning to improve learning outcomes. His research interests cover complementary medicine (Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture), teaching and learning, and professional teacher development within a South African context. He serves as the chairperson of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Africa and the Editor-in-Chief for Complementary Medicine: Education and Research.

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