Policy-related issues of health care and the proliferation of integrative medicine, including examples of best practice models.
Professor Chen Keji on the Importance of Clinical Effectiveness to the Success of Integrative East-West Medicine
Professor Chen Keji, a cardiologist and one of the foremost pioneers of Integrative Medicine stressed that for integrative medicine to be embraced, its clinical effectiveness must be demonstrated.
When The Best of Western Medicine Is Not Good Enough
More people than ever before are seeking other healting options when the best of Western medicine falls short, stated Dr. Gustav Dobos, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, and Chair of Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
Professor Chen Keji on Leadership in Integrative Medicine
A pioneer of integrative medicine, Dr. Chen Keji, tells about his childhood contact with traditional Chinese medicine, and how he later took upon the study of Chinese medicine after his training in Western medicine.
Professor Li En Defines Integrative East-West Medicine
In five succinct statements, Professor Li En sums up the scope and objectives of Integrative East-West Medicine.
Professor Man Fong Mei on Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United Kingdom
Despite receiving both good and bad press in the past, Eastern medicines are slowly becoming more accepted in Europe, stated Professor Man Fong Mei.
What the Future May Hold for Integrative Medicine
Professor Chun-Tao Che, Dean of the School of Chinese Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Professor Ka-Kit Hui, Director of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine; and Dr. David Wong, rheumatologist in Canada, share multiple perspectives for the future of integrative medicine and its integration into mainstream practices.
Gustav Dobos – Hurdles to the Mainstream’s Acceptance of TCM
The biggest challenges for traditional Chinese medicine is to prove that it is safe and evidence-based, stated Professor Gustav Dobos of Germany. These hurdles include difficulties in obtaining funding for research in this area.
Challenges in Using Herbal Medicine in Germany
Professor Rudolf Bauer, Ph.D. of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Graz in Austria states that quality control and the assurance of the safety of raw materials are among the challenges when the first traditional Chinese medicine hospital was opened in Germany. Professor Bauer is one of the major figures in addressing this issue in Europe.
How to Bridge Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines
Leroy Hood, Ph.D. discusses the important role of the systems approach that uses new strategies, technologies, and computational tools, which, together, may hold the key to successfully blending traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine.
Moving Modern Health System Forward with Traditional Chinese Medicine
Professor Liu Ganzhong discusses the role of traditional Chinese medicine in the health system, and how its incorporation into modern medical practices may prove to be more effective in the management of certain diseases.