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.
Using Herbal Medicine in Denmark
Peter Frandsen, M.D., Medical Director of the Odsense University Hospital in Denmark, discusses the challenges Traditional Chinese Medicine faces in the Western world.
Path to 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
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.
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.