You could say this is writing for the record, for the North Cyprus history books. It will certainly be documented elsewhere but we felt it necessary, for our own memories, to write about the period in time where life stood still for the world. North Cyprus will not get much attention for its efforts to defeat Covid-19 on the world stage, so we will shout about it here!
Qigong. Pardon, what did you say?! Ok, so the name looks a bit strange and you may have to look at it twice to be able to pronounce it, but on researching for this ancient Chinese practise we now can’t stop saying it!
There is a long way to go in North Cyprus with regard to introducing alternative therapies and medicine into the mainstream, but there are signs that a change is in the air, mostly from the European community, who perhaps have realised that there is a need for alternatives to drugs and placebos.
North Cyprus operates a fairly modern state run healthcare system, albeit still a little behind the times in places. However, it is perfectly acceptable for the majority of the population, although expatriates may also prefer to have the addition of private health insurance if they can afford it.