Changes in public health awareness of traditional Chinese medicine in Shanghai in the late Qing Dynasty.
Summary of "Changes in public health awareness of traditional Chinese medicine in Shanghai in the late Qing Dynasty."
Public health awareness existed in the practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) long ago. In the process of Shanghai's modernization and in competition with Western medicine, TCM in Shanghai has gradually accepted the modern public health awareness, fostering its strengths, circumventing its weaknesses and playing an important role in the local public health service. To study the vicissitude of TCM public health awareness at this time will be helpful to further understand the modern history of TCM and also provide useful reference for further participation of TCM in modern public health enterprise. In this paper, the authors used literature analysis and historical research to analyze the medical practice and writings of representative TCM practitioners, medical groups and journals. The results showed that the public health awareness of TCM in Shanghai has evolved from its traditional pattern to the modern pattern seen today; the traditional pattern was characterized by individual health care and some degree of medical collaboration, whereas the modern pattern is characterized by public health education. This process was propelled forward throughout by intense national spirit. TCM has made significant contributions to the local public health service in Shanghai in the late Qing Dynasty, which promoted the modernization of public health awareness of TCM in the People's Republic of China. The authors also found that one of the ways of modernizing TCM is to diversify the ways of publicizing TCM and make it easily understood, which can shed a new light on promoting the development of TCM.
Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine Literature, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China; E-mail: email@example.com.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Zhong xi yi jie he xue bao = Journal of Chinese integrative medicine
Assessment of the reporting quality of randomized controlled trials on treatment of coronary heart disease with traditional chinese medicine from the chinese journal of integrated traditional and Western medicine: a systematic review.
Due to language limitations, little is known about the reporting quality of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) on the treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD) with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) i...
Adult neurogenesis is an important therapeutic target in treating neurological disorders. Adult neurogenesis takes place in two regions of the brain: Subventricular zone and dentate gyrus in the hippo...
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is practiced in the Chinese health care system for more than 2,000 years. In recent years, herbal medicines, which are used to treat Alzheimer's disease (AD) in Chin...
The Czech government has identified commercial health insurance as one of the major problems for migrants' access to health care. Non-EU immigrants are eligible for public health insurance only if the...
The following document is a translation of the first national mental health law of the People's Republic of China, which was adopted by the National People's Congress on October 26, 2012. The original...
This 36-week study will determine whether traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture and Chinese herbs) is as effective as hormone therapy for alleviating endometriosis-related pelvic pain.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is able to improve the outcome of acute ischemic stroke and to observe its safety.
Complex project of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Western Medicine (WM) project under stroke unit mode contrast,assuming that the efficiency of TCM on early rehabilitation and sec...
This study was designed to evaluate the symptomatic effects or potential disease progression slowing down effect of a kind of Traditional Chinese Medicinal Mixture in Parkinson's disease (...
RATIONALE: Herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine may decrease the side effects of chemotherapy. PURPOSE: Randomized phase I/II trial to study the effectiveness of herbs used in tradi...
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the Chinese culture.
A genus in the family Monascaceae, order EUROTIALES. One species, Monascus purpureus, has multiple uses in traditional Chinese medicine (MEDICINE, CHINESE TRADITIONAL).
A genus of fungi in the family Ganodermataceae, order POLYPORALES, containing a dimitic hyphal system. It causes a white rot, and is a wood decomposer. Ganoderma lucidum (REISHI) is used in traditional Chinese medicine (MEDICINE, CHINESE TRADITIONAL).
System of herbal medicine practiced in Japan by both herbalists and practitioners of modern medicine. Kampo originated in China and is based on Chinese herbal medicine (MEDICINE, CHINESE TRADITIONAL).
A plant genus of the family AMARANTHACEAE, order Caryophyllales, which has been used in traditional medicine (MEDICINE, CHINESE TRADITIONAL).