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Rugby teams should use traditional healing methods

February 11, 2016 4:26 am

Traditional medicine should be considered by national rugby teams of the Oceania Region for the betterment of their players’ recovery.

New Zealand Rugby Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ian Murphy confirmed this after Fijian born winger, Waisake Naholo was healed at his home village, Nadroumai in Sigatoka, just before the Rugby World Cup, last year.

He says it will be better to have herbal and western medicines work together.

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“We should do everything in our power to help a player recover from an injury as best as possible and if that means blend of two complementary medical approaches, so be it. But we certainly don’t forsake one for another.”

Murphy is one of the invited guest speakers in the Oceania Rugby Development Workshop for regional coaches and managers at Tanoa International Airport in Nadi, today.

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