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World J Gastroenterol. Mar 25, 1996; 2(1): 1-2
Published online Mar 25, 1996. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v2.i1.1
Current research and development of integrated traditional Chinese and Western Medicine in gastroenterology
Ke-Ji Chen
Ke-Ji Chen, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100091, China
Ke-Ji Chen, Professor in integrated Traditional Chinese and Western medicines, especially Qing Rcyal medicine and anti-ageing herbal medicines having 100 papers published with several China national/Ministry of Public Health academic awards the Albert Einstein world award and Taiwan Li-Fu TCM award, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academic Degree Council (Medicine), a standing member of the committee of Chinese association for Science and Technology, the President of the Chinese Association of Integration of Traditional and Western Medicines and Vice-President of Geriatrics Society of Chinese Medical Association, a WHO consultant on Traditional medicine and advisor for Phytother Res (United Kingdom) and Abstr Chin Med (Hong Kong).
Author contributions: The author solely contributed to the work.
Correspondence to: Ke-Ji Chen, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100091, China
Received: August 8, 1995
Revised: August 31, 1995
Accepted: December 11, 1995
Published online: March 25, 1996

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of China’s scientific treasures. We are very fortunate to apply modern scientific knowledge and methodology towards reorganizing our inherited TCM and to then promote the integration of TCM and Western medicine (TCM-WM). Over the 45 years, many remarkable achievements have been made in this regard and we are looking forward to the next achievements in the coming century; however, many challenges remain to the establishment of TCM-WM as a trusted and oft used approach for improving human health.

Keywords: Gastroenterology, Integrated Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Western Medicine