The BodyMap system is described as a Google Map for the human body that acupuncture could benefit from. Photo: BodyMap

Virtual reality helps Chinese medicine students learn acupuncture and doctors treat cancer

Chinese and Western medicine is being improved by VR applications, with acupuncture students using 3D body maps and surgeons tackling tumours conventional medicine cannot reach

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The BodyMap system is described as a Google Map for the human body that acupuncture could benefit from. Photo: BodyMap
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Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

Based in Beijing, Elaine is a senior reporter on the culture desk. She covers food, fashion, travel, health and fitness, music, film and TV, arts, lifestyle, as well as insider tips on the best of Beijing. She studied translation in Hong Kong and taught secondary English before joining the South China Morning Post.