Incorporation of Chinese Medicine into the Mainstream Health System in Hong Kong

Author

DR AMY P.Y.CHIU
Assistant Director of Health (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Department of Health
Hong Kong SAR Government
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Language

English

Title

Incorporation of Chinese Medicine into the Mainstream Health System in Hong Kong

Proceeding

7th INTRACOM – 2nd ICBWI 2009

Date

24th July 2009

Place Held

PWTC, Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Western medicine has been the mainstream of Hong Kong’s healthcare system while Chinese medicine has also played an important role in the areas of disease prevention, treatment and health maintenance.  In accordance with the Basic Law, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region formulated the policy for the development of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong.  With the concerted efforts of the Chinese medicine profession and trade, the academia, the community and the Government, we have enhanced public acceptance of Chinese medicine through implementing a system for regulation of the practice and trading of Chinese medicine; setting up Chinese medicine clinics in public sector; supporting training and research; and promoting the standardization of Chinese medicine.

Keywords

Chinese Medicine

Session

Symposium 1A-4

Topic

T&CM: The Way Forward in Training, Development & Education