Chinese medicine is a medical system with strong emphasis on practical and empirical studies. The current Chinese medicine theories are based on experience accumulated over the centuries, and have been developed, supplemented and consolidated by generations of Chinese medicine doctors. To raise the academic standard of local Chinese medicine practitioners and enhance their clinical skills, SCM joined hands with the Science and Technology Exchange Centre of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine to organise a workshop on academic thinking and clinical experience conducted by National Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Masters and veteran Chinese medicine doctors on 21 March. At the workshop, seven National TMC Masters and veteran doctors gathered on HKBU campus to share their knowledge and clinical expertise accumulated over many decades with local Chinese medicine doctors as well as teachers, students and alumni of SCM. The activity has also served to promote exchanges in Chinese medicine between the mainland and Hong Kong.
Officiating at the Ceremony were Mr. Yu Wenming, Vice-Commissioner, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Professor Li Lu, Director, Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in HKSAR; Dr. Constance Chan, Director of Health, HKSAR Government; Dr. Ronald Lam, Assistant Director (Traditional Chinese Medicine), Department of Health, HKSAR Government; Mr. Wong Kit, Chairman of the Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board, Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong; Professor Chan Wing-kwong, Chairman of Hong Kong Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioners Association; Professor Franklin Luk, Acting President and Vice-Chancellor, HKBU; and Professor Lu Aiping, Dean of SCM, HKBU.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Yu Wenming hailed the TCM masters as important inheritors of Chinese medicine culture who have made tremendous contributions to the development of Chinese medicine and the well-being of people. He pointed out that the workshop would help promote the inheritance and innovation of Chinese medicine, strengthen talent exchanges in the field between the mainland and Hong Kong, and contribute to international exchange and cooperation in Chinese medicine.
Addressing the audience at the opening ceremony, Dr. Constance Chan said that it was very seldom that so many Chinese medicine masters would come to Hong Kong and gather together to enlighten local registered Chinese medicine doctors and students. She encouraged the audience not only to acquire knowledge and skills from the veteran doctors but be inspired by their caring spirit.
At the workshop, four National Medical Masters enlightened the audience with their wealth of expertise and clinical experiences accumulated over the past decades. Professor Chao Enxiang, Chief Professional Expert, Respiration of Traditional Medicine, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, spoke on clinical study on the treatment of wind-cough; Professor Wang Qi, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, introduced the clinical application of the “bianti, bianbing, bianzheng” diagnosis model; Professor Xuan Guowei, Chief Physician, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, shared with the participants his experience of treating skin diseases from the perspective of du, factors posing harmful effects to the well-being of people; and Professor Liu Minru, Chinese medicine consultant at Tung Wah Hospital – The University of Hong Kong Clinical Centre for Teaching and Research in Chinese Medicine, talked about several major issues surrounding the development of Chinese medicine.
In addition, Professor Zhang Shengsheng, Leading Expert, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, talked about the Chinese medicine treatment of chronic gastritis; Professor Zhang Hongchun, Head of Cadre Health Care Office, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, discussed the Chinese medicine treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; while Professor Huang Hui, Director of the Science and Technology Exchange Centre, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, introduced the development of modern Chinese medicine model.