Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Modern World

Brenda Golianu, Anesthesiologist and Specialist in Comprehensive Pain Treatment ,Stanford School of Medicine

Part of FACES Health Speakers Series, Winter 2010


Anesthesiologist and Specialist in Comprehensive Pain Treatment, Stanford School of Medicine

Licensed Acupuncturist and Professor, University of East-West Medicine

President, Council of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Northern California

As communication between the US and China has increased, there has been greater diffusion in the medical practices of the two countries. While Western medicine, based upon modern science, has become the norm in China, Chinese-style alternative medicine has remained strong in China and is even gaining popularity in the US. A considerable number of medical institutes and workers are even seeking ways to combine the two different therapies together to break new ground in medical technology.

This panel is dedicated to the discussion of the exchange of medical therapies between China and the US, and focuses on the many issues surrounding that exchange. In both China and the US, what are the public's and the government's attitudes towards traditional medicine? How has traditional Chinese medicine adapted to coexist with Western medicine? What problems, concerning the environment, safety or culture, does traditional Chinese medicine pose?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 | 4:15 pm — 5:45 pm
Green Earth Sciences Building, Room 124