Scope & Significance of Studying Traditional Chinese Medicines
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for curing diseases and illnesses for more than thousand years and has made significant contribution in health and well being and has an independent and trustworthy medical system in world. Though it is widely used in China, but is now popularly used in western countries as well. With the development of science and technology, traditional Chinese medicines have been recognised worldwide. TCM is actually consists of a wide range of medicine practices based on a tradition of more than 2,000 years. It includes various kinds of traditional Chinese methods including herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tuina), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. TCM theories are based on the fact that all illnesses are result of an excess or a deficiency of the body’s elemental energies. There are many chines universities recognised worldwide for traditional Chinese medical education. These universities conduct a wide range of medical courses such as bachelor degree, Master degree, PHD degree and associate degrees in traditional Chinese medicines. Hebei medical university and Jiangxi medical university are among popular universities for traditional Chinese medical education. Both universities enrol a large number of students every year to various courses and programs in the field of medical education.
Hebei medical university has a long history of being preferred education institute for foreign students from countries including the United States, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, the UK, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It has also been collaborated with International Education College of Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine to impart Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). The university is recognised for carrying out the first finger transplantation surgery in China, and made the first diagnosis in the world of acute motor axonal neuropathy. The university undertake two hundred research projects every year.
Hebei Medical University offers an array of medical courses such as MBBS, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Massage, Clinical Medicine, Clinical Medicine of Integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine, Stomatology, Anesthesiology, Preventive Medicine, Medical Imaging, Advanced Nursing Science, Chinese Pharmacology, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics.
Jiangxi medical university
Founded in 1954 and located in Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi province in China, Jiangxi medical university is a higher learning institute with focus on Chinese Medicine and related disciplines. Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine School has the longest history of imparting traditional Chinese medical education. The university coordinates the traditional Chinese medical education with the development of multiple disciplines and demonstrates the unique integration of industry, and scientific research. Jiangxi medical university has apparently emerged as a hub for medical education, therapeutic care and scientific research in Jiangxi Province. The university now has four campuses and offer an array of courses and programs in the field of medicines leading to officially recognized higher education degrees.