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.
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.
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.
What the Future May Hold for Integrative Medicine
Multiple perspectives for the future of integrative medicine and its integration into mainstream practices were shared by 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.
Overcoming Hurdles in Gaining Acceptance by the Mainstream
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.
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.
Patients Treated by Integrative East-West Medicine in China
Different patients shared their personal views about the relative merits of Western and traditional Chinese medicine while undergoing treatment for cancer and cardiovascular illness at the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Chinese Medicine.