EEC 054: How Western and Chinese Medicine Differ with Dr. Hong Guang Dong
Dr. Katrina Burrus, asks Dr. Hong Guang Dong, How Western and Chinese Medicine Differ and how they are complimentary?
What are the different systems and approaches to Chinese versus Western medicine?
Chinese medicine is based on five interconnected systems. Dr. Dong explains the distinct diagnostic approaches between Chinese versus Western Medicine.
When can Chinese medicine be more or less appropriate compared to Western medicine? Is acupuncture safe? What approach is better for chronic pain?
Who is Dr. Hong Guang Dong?
Dr. Hong Guang Dong is a medical doctor that graduated in Chinese Medicine from the Beijing University. He is also an MD from the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Geneva. He has ten years of experience as a clinical practitioner and as a researcher at the Reproductive Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, from the University Hospital of Geneva. In 2004, he became Head of the Chinese Medicine Department. Dr. Dong integrates Chinese and Western Medicine at the ‘Hôpital de La Tour’ in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2010, he created the Dr. Dong Clinic, which consists of three medical facilities.
At present, he serves as Vice-President of the Suisse Romande Medical Association of Chinese Medicine (AGMAR), and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Medical Association of Chinese Medicine (ASA). He is a valued member of Multidisciplinary Expert Committee on Pain Management (CMD); a member of the Executive Committee and Director of Traditional Medicine at the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER), which is the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Human Reproduction.
He is the Deputy Secretary-General of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine, as Permanent Delegate to the World Health Organization’s Headquarter. He also serves as the vice president of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society.
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