Philosophical thinking of Chinese traditional medicine

Alternative & Integrative Medicine

ISSN: 2327-5162

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Philosophical thinking of Chinese traditional medicine

4th Global Acupuncture & Therapists Annual Meeting and International Conference on Holistic Medicine & Holistic Nursing

July 14-16, 2016 Philadelphia, USA

Jingcheng Dong

Fudan University, China

Keynote: Altern Integr Med

Abstract :

Chinese Traditional Medicine (CTM) is the general appellation of all the traditional medicines of different nationalities in China, which share great similarities of basic concept and philosophical basis, and conform to the development regulation of empirical medicine, among which medicine of Han nationality (Han medicine) is the most mature. The development of CTM is totally different from modern western medicine, always revolving around the center of disease diagnosis and treatment, establishing the core theoretical system of ├ó┬?┬?Yin and Yang├ó┬?┬Ł, ├ó┬?┬?five elements├ó┬?┬Ł, ├ó┬?┬?Viscera├ó┬?┬Ł and ├ó┬?┬?Humoralism├ó┬?┬Ł with the theoretical foundation of ancient Chinese philosophy, which represents the highest achievement of worldwide empirical medicine and philosophy form at that time. In general, basic structure of CTM mainly consists of three parts as following: the part which shares consensus of modern medicine, the part which is unconsciously ahead of modern medicine, and the part which needs to be recognized or abandoned.

Biography :

Jingcheng Dong, M.D., Professor, doctoral supervisor, post-doc co-supervisor, vice chairman of Teaching Guidance Committee of Integrated Medicine of Ministry of Education; chairman of Respiratory Diseases Specialty Committee of National Integrative Medicine Committee, scientist in chief of State “973” Project of Ministry of Science and Technology; principal of National Key Clinical Specialty of Ministry of Health; principal of the construction of key subject (traditional medicine gerontology) of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine; director of the Academy of Integrative Medicine of Fudan University, head of Integrative Medicine Department in Fudan University Huashan Hospital.


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