Ubuntu is an African world view or philosophy in which people can only find fulfilment through interacting with other people. Thus it represents a spirit of kinship across both race and creed which unites mankind to a common purpose.
More and more, we are discovering that everyone and everything is interconnected. What hurts you hurts me. What heals you heals me. Ubuntu is the philosophy behind Chris' acupuncture practise - to be of service to the North Shore community and to treat individuals with respect and dignity and part of the greater whole. She provides quality care in accordance with Traditional Chinese Medicine for the integration of body, mind and spirit and strives to empower patients with education to promote longevity and well being.
If you are on Government Premium Assistance or have a limited income, please contact Chris to discuss acupuncture payment options. Quality health care is available to everyone.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Ubuntu
"It is the essence of being human. It speaks of the fact that my humanity is caught up and is inextricably bound up in yours. I am human because I belong. It speaks about wholeness, it speaks about compassion. A person with ubuntu is welcoming, hospitable, warm and generous, willing to share. Such people are open and available to others, willing to be vulnerable, affirming of others, do not feel threatened that others are able and good, for they have a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that they belong in a greater whole.."
Nelson Mandela on Ubuntu
“A traveller through our country would stop at a village, and he didn’t have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food, entertain him. That is one aspect of Ubuntu but Ubuntu has various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to improve?”
Anthropologist on Ubuntu
An anthropologist proposed a game to some children in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said, "UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?" UBUNTU in the Xhosa culture means: I am because of who we are.
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