Traditional Chinese medicine is the treasure of the excellent traditional culture of the Chinese nation, and it has made outstanding contributions to the prosperity of the Chinese nation. Nowadays, the idea of emphasizing health preservation and “preventive treatment” has already been deeply integrated into the idea of Chinese people’s daily life. However, how to inherit and develop the Chinese medicine culture and how to develop the Chinese medicine culture and industry are still puzzling its successors. Recently, the reporter learned from the Organizing Committee of Chinese Traditional Medicine Culture Conference that the 5th Chinese Traditional Medicine Culture Conference will be held in Sanmenxia City, Henan Province from November 7 to 9.
China is paying more and more attention to the development of Chinese medicine. Especially, in the epidemic prevention work of COVID-19, Chinese medicine has played a great role and been greatly promoted. In this regard, the cause of Chinese medicine ushered in a good opportunity for development.
Chinese Medicine Culture Conference is an academic professional conference of Chinese medicine and culture, which is jointly sponsored by Chinese Medicine Association, World Federation of Chinese Medicine Associations, china association of traditional chinese medicine, Chinese Medicine Information Society, Chinese Ethnic Medicine Association, Chinese Folk Medicine Research and Development Association, World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Associations, Chinese Medicinal Diet Research Association, Chinese Medicine Culture Research Association, etc., and held with the full support of the relevant democratic party Central Social Service Department and Chinese medicine related units. Four sessions have been held each year. After four years’ development, the “Chinese Medicine Culture Conference” has produced a wide range of social influences. The Chinese Medicine Culture Conference has played a leading role in promoting the development of Chinese medicine industry in China. It has become an important theme event and an indispensable large-scale professional social activity in the field of Chinese medicine and even comprehensive health industry.
At present, as a professional grand meeting in the field of Chinese medicine with strong authority, high specifications and wide participation in China, the Chinese Medicine Culture Conference is a high-end platform for the Chinese medicine sector and all sectors of society to work together to comprehensively promote the revitalization and development of Chinese medicine and related industries. The purpose of Chinese Medicine Culture Conference is “inheritance and innovation, culture leading, industry driving and scientific development”. It has five functions: propaganda function, theoretical research function, think tank function, promoting local construction function, and participating in practice function (such as hospital chain, cultural tourism and health care, vocational skills training). Since 2017, Chinese Medicine Culture Conference has been held in Shenzhen, Fuzhou, Jiangxi, Xingtai, Hebei and Rizhao, Shandong for four times.
It is known that Sanmenxia City is rich in natural biological resources due to its good natural ecological conditions. Natural Chinese herbal medicines are self-contained, with many varieties and wide resources, and are known as “one step and three medicines” and “natural medicine storehouse”. There are 1225 kinds of wild medicinal materials in the city. Among them, there are 991 species of plants, 169 species of animals and 8 species of minerals. With a total reserve of 130,000 tons of Chinese herbal medicines, it is one of the top ten production bases of Chinese herbal medicines in Henan Province and an important production base of Chinese herbal medicines in China. The produced Chinese medicinal materials such as Forsythia suspensa, Salvia miltiorrhiza, Eucommia ulmoides, Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, Platycodon grandiflorum, Bupleurum chinense, Cornus officinalis, Gastrodia elata Blume, Flos Magnoliae, etc., are authentic medicinal materials with obvious comparative advantages. Besides, Sanmenxia has a long history and culture, profound inside information and pleasant climate. This is the place where white swans spend the winter. It is known as the “City of Swan” and a treasure for cultural tourism.
With the help of the promotion of the Chinese Medicine Culture Conference to the industry, Sanmenxia City, relying on its natural resource advantages and good Chinese medicine industry foundation, has finally won the right to host this conference among many competitive cities through unremitting efforts.
Liu Junjie, executive chairman of the congress, said in an interview: In today’s world, people’s pursuit of health has become a new growth point, so Chinese medicine has ushered in a rare historical opportunity. In this pandemic of COVID-19, only China has played its advantages in traditional Chinese medicine, repelled wave after wave of attacks, and enabled its economy to recover as quickly as possible and the people to live a normal life. As a result, the whole society and even the whole world have a new understanding of Chinese medicine. This fact proves to the whole world that Chinese medicine is an effective green medical system covering the whole life cycle, which can especially meet the needs of human beings for health preservation, preventive treatment, life extension and environmental protection. The return of Chinese medicine has become the trend of the times. It is a human treasure left by Chinese wisdom to the world, and it will certainly benefit mankind. Therefore, the organizing Committee decided that the theme of the 5th Chinese Medicine Culture Conference was “Return of Chinese Medicine: The Call of the Times”.
It is understood that Chinese medicine and related enterprises and investment enterprises will be invited to participate in this conference, and 11 series of activities will be held during the 3-day period, including “Chinese Medicine Culture Night” theatrical performance, opening ceremony of the conference, multilateral dialogue, thematic academic forum, parallel sub-forums, collection of papers around the theme and sub-forum contents of the conference, industrial investment matchmaking meeting, Chinese Medicine comprehensive health Expo, folk Chinese medicine characteristic diagnosis and treatment roadshow, visit and study, and Chinese medicine culture trip. (Haitong Center for Media Convergence)