Using Acupuncture Analgesia in Surgery
Professor Xin Yuling led a national task force to study acupuncture anagelsia's clinical application in the and 1970's. He offered from his video collection of operations performed utilizing acupuncture in place of anesthesia, including historical footage of a surgical procedure observed by President Nixon and his delegation during their visit to China.
Cancer Medications Based on Chinese Herbs
Professor Tommy Cheng of Yale University discussed his innovative approach in developing a botanical prescription drug to reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy cancer treatments and to enhance the therapeutic effects of a broad spectrum of anti-cancer treatments.
Clinical Effectiveness is the Key to Promoting Integrative 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.
How Herbal Medicines are Prepared for Hospitalized Patients in China
Follow the flow of herbal formula preparation from the pharmacy to the precision-instrument controlled brewing room at the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine in Guangzhou.
Strategies in Developing Integrative Medicine in China
Training of academic personnel and continued development of hospitals, schools and research institutions are key steps in advancing the profession of integrative medicine, asserts Dr. Chen Shikui.
More Evidence-Based Research Is Needed
Dr. Ian Tseng, a rheumatologist from the University of British Columbia, Canada suggested that it is essential for Traditional Chinese Medicine to gather evidence of its efficacy in order to gain acceptance by Western physicians.
Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United Kingdom from the Eye of a Leader
Despite receiving both good and bad press in the past, Eastern medicines are slowly becoming more accepted in Europe, stated Professor Man Fong Mei.
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.
Defining Integrative East-West Medicine
In five succinct statements, Professor Li En sums up the scope and objectives of Integrative East-West Medicine.
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.