7th World Congress of Chinese Medicine opens in Netherlands

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Delegates talk during the opening ceremony of the 7th World Congress of Chinese Medicine in The Hague of the Netherlands, Oct. 1, 2010. The 7th World Congress of Chinese Medicine, which attracted about 800 Chinese medical experts and scholars all over the world to attend, opened here Friday. (Xinhua/Pan Zhi)

The 7th World Congress of Chinese Medicine (WCCM) started here Friday, with more than 800 experts and professionals from dozens of countries focusing on its clinical progress and global spread.

The theme of the two-day congress is "the clinical practice, scientific research and new medicine and cure development of Chinese medicine".

There is growing interest in Chinese medicine in the world, especially in European countries. Acupuncture in the Netherlands is increasingly being accepted as a complementary medicine, as an addition to regular medicine.

The standardization of Chinese medicine is another focus of this congress. Presentations and lectures with the title "Technical requirement for registration of Chinese medicine in EU" and "Quality control of Chinese medicine", attracted hundreds.

The Annual World Congress of Chinese Medicine is a global event for Chinese medicine. After its establishment in 2003, it has attracted hundreds of experts and scholars worldwide. The next congress will be held in London in 2011.

Source: Xinhua


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