In Polynesia, circumcision, tehe, existed before Western presence. It was an ancestral rite, marking the passage from childhood to adulthood, practised during a ceremony that brought men together on the marae. Today, it remains an important tradition, as a sign of identity. It can also be seen as a hygienic necessity, performed surgically by a doctor. But tahua continue to do it out of sight, in the traditional way. Chinese medicine is recommended for healing!