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S42: How Traditional East Asian Medicine Integrates into Healthcare Systems

15:00 - 16:30, Orchid CD, Terrace Level

Myeong Soo Lee (1), Jianping Liu (2), Kiichiro Tsutani (3) Dennis Chang (4) Byuongmook Lim(5)

(1): Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, South Korea                       

(2): Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China

(3): Tokyo University, Japan

(4) University of Western Sydney​, Australia 

(5) School of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University, South Korea


The prevalence of usage of traditional medicine from East Asian countries is growing throughout the world, specifically Chinese medicine. The purpose of this session is to discuss the experience and some of the lessons learned  from East Asian countries including Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and other countries. In order to achieve this aim, we will start with introducing a background of the current status of related issues and integration of Asian whole system traditional medicine (TM) into conventional health care system. The main discussion will present a  review of the past, an overview of the Chinese, Korea, and Japanese models,  lessons and challenges, future outlook, status and prospective. After identifying the opportunities and challenges of the traditional medicine we will draw conclusions which are the recommendations for sharing information, achievement and distinguished features of the integration of traditional medicine with conventional medicine.