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China-Japan Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Seminar Held in CJFH
Source: Posted Date:12-11-2017

Hosted by China-Japan Friendship Hospital (CJFH) and China-Japan Medical Science and Technology Exchange Association and jointly organized by CJFH Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Medical Oncology, Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Cardiology Department, Department of Pharmacy, Hospital Office and International Cooperation Office, the China-Japan Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM) Seminar was held in CJFH on December 2.

Deputy Director Zhu Haidong of International Cooperation Division of State Administration of TCM and President Wang Chen of CJFH attended the seminar and delivered speeches. Professor Shi Zaixiang, Professional Chief Expert of CJFH Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine (Cardiovascular Department) and consultation expert of Central Health Care, and Professor Li Liya of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Medical Oncology presided over the seminar.

Authoritative experts in Japanese Kampo Medicine field (TCM of Japan) from Institute of Natural Medicine of University of Toyama and Keio University School of Medicine, Professor Zhang Qingqing, President of Beijing Yi Kang TCM Hospital and Professor Chai Rong of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine attended this seminar on invitation.

(Note:Kampo Medicine refers to TCM of Japan)

CJFH President Wang Chen expressed his welcome and thanks to the participants of the two countries in his speech. President Wang Chen pointed out that TCM has generated profound impact on the health of Chinese and Japanese people since ancient times. For a long time, China and Japan have relied mainly on the medical system based on TCM or Kampo medicine to safeguard the health of people in two countries. The eastern cultural circle receives the most benefits from TCM. As a messenger of friendly exchanges between China and Japan, the great master Jian Zhen of Chinese Tang Dynasty not only spread Mahayana Buddhism to Japan, but also played a crucial role in the transmission of tea ceremony and TCM in Japan. Japan has gained great achievements in TCM compound preparations. President Wang stressed that there were two major characteristics of TCM worth learning. One is the way of thinking: in the absence of a large number of experiments, human beings still need to understand and perceive the world through philosophical thinking of “seeking knowledge openly in the unknown world” and natural dialectics thinking. The other one is TCM: TCM is one of the earliest origins of the application of botanical drugs in the world. The effects of botanical drugs through strict screening are much better than current combination medicine.

Deputy Director Zhu Haidong of International Cooperation Division of State Administration of TCM said in his speech that CJFH was an important clinical demonstration base of the State Administration of TCM and a TCM demonstration unit among national comprehensive hospitals. Since the establishment of the hospital, CJFH has paid equal importance to both TCM and western medicine and gained great achievements. Nowadays, Chinese government proposes “the Belt and Road” and " Comprehensive Health " initiatives, hoping to benefit the countries and people along the Silk Road and also develop cooperation on TCM and Kampo medicine with Japan which is geographically and culturally close to China. The State Administration of TCM will support the exchanges and cooperation between CJFH and Japanese Kampo medicine field as always.

Professor Jia Liqun of CJFH Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Medical Oncology explained the origin and process of planning and organizing this seminar. The exchanges between CJFH and Japanese Kampo medicine have a long-standing and well-established history. He hopes that young TCM physicians and pharmacists would continue to expand cooperation and walk hand in hand with Japanese colleagues on the base of early exchanges of predecessors.

Professor Kinzo MATSUMOTO, Director of Institute of Natural Medicine of University of Toyama pointed out that University of Toyama signed strategic cooperation agreement with CJFH in 1986 and enjoyed profound foundation in academic communication and talents exchanges in his speech on behalf of Japanese experts. Both China and Japan are faced with the aging issue. It is believed that TCM and Japanese Kampo medicine will generate new vitality and make new contribution. He hopes that we will inherit the spirit of our predecessors, strengthen exchanges and cooperation and achieve win-win in the future.

At the seminar, Professor Kinzo MATSUMOTO, Director of Institute of Natural Medicine of University of Toyama delivered an academic speech titled “Treatment of child spiritual illness and Kampo medicine: experimental methods of Kampo medicine in the prevention and treatment for child development disorders”, explaining the good improving effects of Kampo medicine liver-repressing drug for some symptoms of child development delay and disorders.

Professor Naotoshi Shibahara of Institute of Natural Medicine of University of Toyama made an academic speech titled “upper umbilicus pressing pain in abdominal diagnosis”. Abdominal diagnosis techniques actually originate from TCM and they have been popularized in University of Toyama nowadays.

Professor Kenji Watanabe of Keio University School of Medicine Kampo medicine Center made an academic speech titled “Prevention of disease in Kampo medicine therapy”. Traditional Chinese medical classic Invaluable Prescriptions for Ready Reference divides TCM doctors to three levels: “First-class doctors prevent diseases in advance; moderate doctors cure the upcoming diseases; and third-class doctors cure occurred diseases.” Thus, best doctors should prevent diseases in advance. Nowadays, the prevention of diseases is especially important for China and Japan, the two aging society.

Professor Jia Liqun of CJFH Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Medical Oncology delivered an academic speech titled “Clinical application of TCM external therapyhand-foot syndrome(HFS)”. The TCM external therapy has distinctive features and advantages. Relative clinical research data and effective methods provide directions and support to new TCM research and development.

Professor Du Jinxing of CJFH Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Cardiology Department carried out an academic speech titled “Application of TCM in hypertension.” He pointed out that the TCM Syndrome curative effect of TCM combining western medicine group is superior to that of TCM simulation agents combining western medicine group.

Professor Zhang Xianglin, Director of CJFH Department of Pharmacy delivered an academic lecture titled “Development of hospital TCM preparation serving TCM clinical treatment”. He explained the basic idea of the development of TCM preparation, the distinctive features of CJFH TCM preparation, ideological basis of TCM therapy and the prescription composition (Monarch Drug, Ministerial Drug, Adjunctive Drug and Messenger Drug).

More than 60 experts, physicians and pharmacists from different TCM medical colleges and hospitals including Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Dongzhimen Hospital Affiliated to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing Yi Kang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, CJFH Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Medical Oncology, CJFH Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Cardiology Department and CJFH Department of Pharmacy attended this seminar.

After the seminar, experts from China and Japan held informal discussion. The two parties reached a consensus on rebuilding the new cooperation model between China and Japan in TCM (Kampo medicine) with this seminar as an opportunity. At the beginning of 2018, Japan will organize young professors and physicians to visit CJFH and strengthen academic exchanges among researchers. And Japan also hopes that the next seminar will be held in Toyama, Japan. The two sides plan to establish China-Japan TCM academic branch to deepen exchanges and cooperation and benefit people in two countries through academic communication, joint research and talents training.

Since its establishment, CJFH has developed friendly cooperation on academic exchanges and talents cultivation with Japanese medical colleges and hospitals containing University of Toyama and Keio University.