Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine – The Cultural Differences between Two Medical Systems
13 JAN 2017
- 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Auditorium, Hong Kong Central Library 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
- School of Chinese Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Traditional Chinese and Western medicine originated from different social contexts and cultural bases, representing the two completely different medical systems of the East and West. Modern Western medicine belongs to the stream of “natural science” while Traditional Chinese Medicine is a stream of “philosophical medicine”. Being part of the “Traditional Chinese culture”, it possesses the dual characteristics of “philosophical medicine” and “natural science”. In this connection, gaining a clear understanding in the nature of Traditional Chinese Medicine field as well as familiarizing with the philosophical basis of the Traditional Chinese Medicine theories are required before pursuing studies, research and development of the field and grasping the essence of traditional Chinese Medicine theories.
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