Hangzhou, China (PressExposure) June 13, 2009 -- The Integrative Healing Society has announced a strategic alliance with one of the premier Chinese Medical Universities in China. This partnership will allow students from all over the world a chance to study at ZJCMU. The two-week program will include 30 hours of clinical observation and 20 hours of lectures.
During clinical hours participants will be able to witness a wide variety of patients being treated for numerous conditions including apoplexy, cervical disc protrusion, sciatica, arthritis, and more. "The clinical departments allow for doctors and students to witness how acupuncture is practiced in busy hospitals in China. This can have a profound benefit on helping acupuncturist improve their clinical skills, and increase their efficiency in managing high patient volumes," said James Spears, the president of IHS.
In the busy hospital clinics it is common to see a number of doctors whirling about an endless stream of patients that fill the treatment rooms and waiting halls. Dr. Chen of Long Hua Hospital in Shanghai will often see 40-50 patients before noon, and this is evident when you see him quickly needling one patient after another in rapid succession. The way he skillfully moves between patients and students in the crowded treatment room is a testament to his 20+ years of experience.
When asked about the significance of studying in China, James responded, "In my opinion anyone seriously interested in acupuncture therapy should make at least one trip to China. The needle techniques and treatment methods they employ are much different than what most Western trained acupuncturists are using. The hospital setting also lends incredible insights in how to treat difficult conditions and manage complex cases."
Also included in the Chinese Medicine tour are lectures on numerous topics including cancer, digestive diseases, women's health, asthma, and injuries of the muscles and tendons. The lecture series are designed to cover common conditions that are often encountered in a family practice setting.
With the alliance formed between ZJCMU and IHS it is the goal that doctors, acupuncturists, and students the world over, will have the opportunity to study acupuncture in University Hospitals in China.
ZJCMU was founded in 1953 and continues to be one of the top Chinese Medicine Universities in China, it offers numerous degree programs and has associations with 10 hospitals in Hangzhou.
The Integrative Healing Society offers educational tours to Asia for doctors and students to learn various Asian healing arts including: acupuncture, herbal medicine, Chinese medical massage, and Thai massage. IHS also offers personalized healing retreats at numerous tropical islands throughout Thailand.
To learn more about IHS and the up and coming Chinese Medicine tour in October please visit http://www.ihsociety.com