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Western, Traditional Medicine Co-Exist

  New Zealand Rugby chief medical officer Dr Ian Murphy said western and traditional medicine should complement each other. He made the comment during the Super Rugby Week seminar in
12 Feb 2016 11:51
Western, Traditional Medicine Co-Exist
Dr Ian Murphy, Chief Medical Officer, New Zealand Rugby Union at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

New Zealand Rugby chief medical officer Dr Ian Murphy said western and traditional medicine should complement each other. He made the comment during the Super Rugby Week seminar in Nadi yesterday.

He made special reference of the traditional cure that All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo underwent to be able to make the All Blacks at the 2015 RWC.

Before the RWC, the Nadroumai native visited his village in Nadroga to get traditional cure from an injury he sustained  during the Rugby Championship against Argentina.

“I’m aware some of the media reports around one of our national players who received traditional medicine from Fiji last year,” he said.

Dr Murphy said there was no need to forsake one medicine from another.

“The message the people need to hear is that this two must co-exist western medicine alongside traditional and you should not put one on top of the other,”he said.

“In rugby we believe in high performance culture and do everything to recover from injury as best possible.”

He participated at the Super Rugby Week seminar hosted at the Tanoa International Hotel on February 9-11.

The seminar was attended by the delegates from Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Papua New Guinea. Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  waisean@fijisun.com.fj

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