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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Frandsen – 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.
A New Way to Understand Healing
Dr. Mihaela Taylor is a U.S.-trained rheumatologist practicing at UCLA. Intrigued by her first exposure to traditional Chinese medicine and inspired by what she experienced and learned, she has taken on more in-depth study and regularly refers patients to the Center for East-West Medicine for consultation and treatment.
What Motivated Me to Learn about East-West Medicine
As a 4th year medical student at UCLA, Catherine Lin is motivated to learn about East-West Medicine so that she can extract the best of both worlds to provide good care to her patients. She completed an intensive course designed for graduating medical students at the Center for East-West Medicine.
Integrative Medicine Making Inroads into the Mainstream
Dr. Ryan Abbott describes how complementary and integrative medicine is making steady inroads into the mainstream. He expressed the view of a generation of young healthcare professionals who will shape the future of a medical practice with a truly integrative health approach.