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Exploring the new way for Chinese medicine to go global
The first International TCM Oncology Summit Forum and the first Australian International TCM Development and Industry Forum were held in Sydney. Dozens of experts and Chinese medicine practitioners from the Chinese and Chinese medical circles of China and Australia talked about international exchanges and cooperation in the field of TCM research. The development of Chinese medicine and the achievements of integrated Chinese and Western medicine treatment in clinical, scientific research and product research and development, and jointly explore the development of Chinese medicine in Australia.
Integrative treatment of Chinese and Western medicine becomes an important concept
In recent years, Chinese medicine has not only achieved rapid development in China, but has also been recognized by more and more countries around the world. Lu Ping, Science and Technology Counselor of the Chinese Consulate General in Sydney, said in his speech at the forum that the development of international cooperation in Chinese medicine is one of the important contents of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative. Thanks to the strong promotion of all parties, Australia has become the first overseas country to enact Chinese medicine legislation and integrate it into the management system. From the Victorian legislation in 2000 to the national legislation in 2012, Chinese medicine has achieved the same status as Western medicine in law.
Due to legal and policy guarantees, Chinese medicine has developed rapidly in Australia in recent years. All Australian Chinese medicine practitioners will receive a government-issued medical license after passing the government's qualification examination. The University of Western Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology have all established Chinese medicine. Chinese traditional Chinese medicine research institutions, universities and enterprises have cooperated with Australian partners to actively promote the modernization of Chinese medicine. The influence of Chinese medicine in Australia has steadily increased. The more and more people are accepted by the local people.
Professor Dong Qichen, a leader in oncology biology at the University of Sydney School of Medicine, said in an interview with People’s Daily that statistics show that 70% of Australian nationals have had experience in using Chinese medicine throughout their lives, either for treatment or for health care. . This is also an important reason for the Australian government to legislate Chinese medicine, legalize and standardize Chinese medicine practitioners, and thus ensure the quality of medical care
Dong Qichen said that the Chinese scientist Tu Yu won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, which made the world realize that the effective ingredients of Chinese medicine exist objectively, and the scientific nature of Chinese medicine is more widely recognized. He believes that Chinese medicine has the advantages of good clinical effect, small side effects and economic benefits. At present, the market demand for Chinese medicine is strong. Coupled with the strong support of the Chinese government, the development prospects of Chinese medicine abroad are very bright.
Alan Ben Susan, director of the Australian National Institute of Assisted Medicine, said that Australia is fortunate to have the opportunity to cooperate and communicate with the profound Chinese medicine practitioners. Over the years, the cooperation between Australian institutions and Chinese universities such as Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine has been fruitful. China has abundant resources in the field of Chinese medicine, and most importantly, the Chinese government attaches great importance to the application of Chinese medicine.
Ben Susan said that China is the only country in the world that systematically protects and inherits traditional medicine, conducts scientific research on traditional medicine and carries it on. He believes that the Chinese government's emphasis on Chinese medicine and its large investment are not only conducive to safeguarding the physical and mental health of Chinese nationals, but also have important practical value and demonstration significance on a global scale.
Professor Stephen Tweg, Associate Dean of the University of Sydney School of Medicine, said that in recent years, integrated Chinese and Western medicine treatment has become a very important concept, and has achieved good results in the treatment of cancer and diabetes. I hope that the Australian and Chinese medicines will be in the future. People in the community can conduct in-depth exchanges at a higher level and in a wider field.
Build Chinese medicine to the world's high-end platform
Professor Li Zhenji, vice chairman and secretary general of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, told reporters that as of now, Chinese medicine has spread to 183 countries and regions around the world, and there are about 300,000 overseas Chinese medicine practitioners. The vast majority of the 14 Chinese-foreign FTAs that China has signed, including the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, contain Chinese medicine content.
Li Tao, CEO of Australia's health products company 3C International, announced at the forum that in order to carry forward the motherland medicine in Australia, it will implement the “Hundreds of People” health product plan and plan to build the Australian Chinese Medicine Culture Exhibition Center and the Chinese Medicine Culture Museum. A variety of Chinese medicine cultural exchanges and development projects, such as medical clinics, Chinese medicine education and health bases, to build a high-end platform for Chinese medicine to enter Australia and the world.
It is reported that the main content of the “Hundred People and 100 Medicines” health product plan is to cooperate with 100 famous Chinese medicine practitioners of 3C International, scientific research and development and improvement of traditional Chinese medicine formula according to famous doctors, and combine with Western herbs to make products. The formula and product quality meet the requirements of the Australian Drug Administration, comply with Australian production standards, and use the successful experience of 3C International Chinese Medicine and Health Products in the Australian Drug Administration to declare and register, help products complete registration, promote Chinese medicine products and industries Going to the international market.
Li Zhenji believes that the “Hundreds of People” health product plan is of great significance to the development of Chinese medicine in Australia, and it is also a new exploration of the development of Chinese medicine industry. It can play a positive role in breaking through some bottlenecks in the development of Chinese medicine overseas. The product has passed the certification of the Australian Drug Administration, and it also means that it has been recognized by more than 20 members of the International Drug Inspection Cooperation Program, including Britain, France and Germany.
Li Zhenji said that the industrialization of Chinese medicine has always been a weak link and urgently needs improvement. He believes that Australia has a wealth of medicinal plant resources and is a world leader in health products. Combining the rich health experience and culture of traditional Chinese medicine with Australian natural botanicals, using Australia's advanced technology in the development and production of health products to develop more and better health products should be the gospel of the health of the world's people. The international development of Chinese medicine products has created a new model that will play a positive role in promoting the development of Chinese medicine in Australia.
Chinese medicine must be deeply rooted in the heart and must rely on curative effect
Medicine has no borders. Participants believed that Chinese medicine is an important carrier of Chinese traditional culture, not only in China but also in the world. The "going out" of Chinese medicine not only relieves the people of the world, but also spreads the splendid Chinese civilization overseas.
Professor Li Zhong, executive vice president and secretary general of the Committee of Tumor External Therapy of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, told reporters that under the background of the country's vigorous promotion of the “Belt and Road Initiative”, Chinese medicine is welcoming the golden age of “going out”.
Li Zhong said that Chinese medicine has always been advancing with the times and making continuous progress. Modernized experimental and diagnostic techniques are not unique to Western medicine. Modern Chinese medicine is born out of traditional Chinese medicine. However, with the development of the times, the results of modern scientific progress have also been greatly absorbed. He believes that the development of Chinese medicine must be based on clinical research, based on scientific research norms, through scientific data, let more people understand Chinese medicine, understand Chinese medicine, and let Chinese medicine truly benefit the people of the world.
Dong Qichen believes that the modernization of Chinese medicine must be combined with Western medicine and basic research. In order to better go international, Chinese medicine should seek blank spots and breakthroughs in the treatment of Western medicine, and gradually move toward the combination of Chinese and Western medicine.
Under normal circumstances, overseas patients often seek help from Chinese medicine when the treatment of Western medicine is ineffective. This puts higher demands on Chinese medicine practitioners. Experts attending the meeting believe that if they do not have superb medical skills and noble medical ethics, it will be difficult for Chinese medicine to stand overseas.
Li Zhong appealed to the vast number of overseas Chinese medicine practitioners to unite and work hard to strengthen Chinese medicine. “One of my Australian patients has been numb for more than 30 years, and Western medicine treatment has always been ineffective. But after taking Chinese medicine, the symptoms quickly eased and eventually healed. Since then, this patient and his family have become fans of Chinese medicine. There are still many examples like this.” Li Zhong believes that whether Chinese medicine can have an equal dialogue with Western medicine depends on the medical level and self-cultivation of Chinese medicine practitioners. "Only let local people truly feel the efficacy of Chinese medicine, in order to make Chinese medicine deeply rooted in the hearts of the people."