Integrative Medicine, Can We Truly Integrate Care?
Is it possible to develop a model of health that incorporates Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies with conventional treatment?
Lexical Decoding of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Professors Rudolf Bauer and Xie Zhufan discuss the need to establish standardized English terminologies and nomenclature for traditional Chinese medicine.
Visiting a Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital
Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine is one of the busiest traditional Chinese medicine hospitals in China.
Breakthrough Use of Acupuncture to Treat Obesity
Professor Han Jisheng gives an account about his research in using acupuncture to treat pain and addiction and how it has been extended to other addictive conditions, including obesity.
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.
Bridging the Language Gap in Integrative Medicine
In this interview, Professor Xie Zhufan comments on the language barriers that have hindered communication about new research developments in Traditional Chinese Medicine to the West.
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.
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.