ON Wednesday 27 September 2017, the Faculty of Health Science and Department of Homoeopathy at the University of Johannesburg, in collaboration with the UJCI, hosted a Public Lecture by Prof Wang Xudong of the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine on ‘The Cultural Values of Chinese Medicine and Health Preservation Practice’.
About Chinese Medicine
With a history of more than 3000 years, traditional Chinese Medicine (中医) has become a precious global cultural legacy. It is based on the philosophy of the hypothesis of pneumatism, the Yin-yang theory and the five elements theory with the purpose of pursuing the unity of man and nature. Based on this philosophy, a broad range of mostly preventative health practices have come into being that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage and dietary therapy, among others which have been used effectively to cure diseases and preserve our health. In this lecture, Prof Wang will mainly analyze the functions and benefits of Chinese medicine culture for health preservation.
About Prof Wang Xudong
Prof Wang is a professor and doctoral supervisor of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. He is a member of national committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the leader of national major discipline (history and literature of Traditional Chinese medicine) and the chief leader of major project supported by social science foundation. Prof Wang also holds concurrent posts including vice chairman of Health Rehabilitation Branch of China Association of Chinese Medicine, vice chairman of Traditional Chinese Medicine Culture Branch of China Association of Chinese Medicine, vice chairman of Literature Branch of China Association of Chinese Medicine, vice chairman of Philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Committee of China Association of History of Philosophy and vice chairman of Nanjing Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the recipient of over 10 science and technology progress prizes at national and provincial level, and has published more than 100 books and 150 medical theses. Prof Wang was also awarded with the Chinese Medicine Gold Award of Chinese Outstanding Youth and received the title of National Outstanding Teacher of Baogang.