Clinic News: Student Seminar at China Capital Medical University

In October 2015, Ping Ming Health clinic director Ping Wang gave a seminar to traditional Chinese medicine students at China Capital Medical University (CCMU) in Beijing, China.

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Ping introduced the history and development of Chinese medicine in Australia over the past 150 years.

She also shared her extensive experience of practicing and teaching Chinese medicine, and the most common health issues successfully helped by Chinese medicine in Australia.

Students from CCMU were very interested to learn about the Chinese medicine profession in Australia and many were interested in visiting Ping Ming Health for clinical observation and experience.

Ping also held meetings with the head of the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine to further cooperation between our clinic and the university in Beijing.

China Capital Medical University ranks among the top academic medical universities in China and is one of the key municipal universities in Beijing. The university and the affiliated hospitals have a staff of about 20,000. Among the staff, there are 6 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Academy of Engineering, over 1,000 professors, and over 2,000 associate professors. The university has over 9,000 enrolled students.

Ping graduated from and lectured at Capital Medical University prior to coming to Australia and founding Ping Ming Health in 1992.

Ping’s meeting coincides with the recent signing of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), which provides significant opportunities for Australian healthcare providers to assist China with its growing healthcare challenges.

George Institute China relations director Professor John Knight said the trade agreement positioned “Australian healthcare to be not just for our country, but for the region” (AFR).

Australia was the first western country to introduce national registration of the Chinese medicine profession in 2012 and has internationally recognised tertiary education and research programs for Chinese medicine.

In the near future, Ping Ming Health will continue to develop our ability to train new Chinese medicine graduates into highly skilled, experienced and caring practitioners.

We look forward to offering Chinese graduates the experience of learning from our Australian trained practitioners, as well as giving Australian practitioners and health professionals the opportunity to visit hospitals in China.

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