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.
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.
Ian Tseng – 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.
Tommy Cheng – Cancer Medications Based on Chinese Herbs
Professor Tommy Cheng of Yale University discusses 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.
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.
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.
Chen Shikui on 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.
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.
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.