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.
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.