The 7th Korea-China International Symposium on Traditional Medicine
On Nov. 28, ‘the 7th Korea-China International Symposium on Traditional Medicine’ was jointly held by Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM) and the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) in Beijing, China.
Nam Bong-hyun, the Food and Drug Safety Consulate of the Korea Embassy in Beijing and Zhu Haidong, the Vice President of the International Joint Venture of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine attended the 7th international symposium to show their interest in traditional medicine at a national level.
The symposium served as a venue for the two agencies to announce substantial results from their joint research that has been conducted since ‘the Korea-China Commission for Joint Research on Traditional Medicine’ was established in 2016. Delegates from the two agencies also held a meeting on seeking ways to expand future collaborative research and specified Korea-China joint research projects.
Professionals in cold-heat patterns, constitutions, medicinal herbs, stroke, and acupuncture from the two organizations took part in the event to present latest research trends.
In the session on cold-heat patterns, Lee Young-seob, a senior researcher at Mibyeong Research Center of KIOM, delivered a presentation on ‘Current Status of Korean Studies for Modern interpretation of Cold-Heat Pattern Identification’ while Chen Xiaoye, the director of Diagnostic Method Laboratory at the Institute of Basic Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine in CACMS, gave a presentation on ‘The Retro-recapitulation law of XUZHENG (Deficiency Syndrome) from the Brain.’
In the session on constitutions, Yoon Ji-won, a senior researcher at the KM Fundamental Research Division of KIOM, gave a presentation on ‘The Research on Classification and Difference for Physique of Chinese and Korean’ while Du Jian, an assistant researcher at the Basic Research in Clinical Medicine of the CACMS, delivered a presentation on ‘The Difference Research between Chinese Five Pattern Person and Korean Sasang Person.’
※ Five pattern people: Depending on their constitutions, people are categorized into taeeum, soeum, taeyang, soyang, and yin yang balanced type in traditional Chinese medicine.
In the session on medicinal herbs, Moon Byeong-cheol, a principal researcher at the K-Herb Research Center of KIOM, delivered a presentation on ‘Research on the Origins of Medicinal Materials and Development of Molecular Authentication Markers’ while Jiang Chao, a researcher at the National Resource Center for Chinese Materia Medica of CACMS, made a presentation on ‘PCR Method to Identification of Deer Antlers and the Commercial Samples from Herbal Market.’
In the session on stroke, Kang Byoung Kab, a senior researcher at the KM Fundamental Research Division of KIOM, gave a presentation on ‘Stroke Risk Factor and Pattern Identification’ while Li Yuanyuan, an associate researcher at the Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine in CACMS, delivered a presentation on ‘Comparative Study on Risk Factors of Stroke and Chinese Medicine Syndrome in China and South Korea.’
Lastly, in the session on acupuncture, Kim Hyungjun, a senior researcher at the Clinical Research Center of KIOM, made a presentation on ‘Brain Plasticity in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Acupuncture’ while Gang Weijuan, an assistant researcher at the Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion of CACMS, gave a presentation on ‘Research Situation of the Treatment of PCOS with Acupuncture in TCM.