By Xuefei Chen Axelsson
Stockholm, Nov. 21(CED) — The 10th General Assembly of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies and the 2022 World Acupuncture Academic Conference were successfully held at the Raffles City Convention and Exhibition Center and online during November 18-21, 2022.
The organizers were the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies, the Chinese Academy of Chinese Medicine, and the Singapore Association of Chinese Medicine Practitioners and several co-organizers. The theme of this year’s conference is “Promoting Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and Protecting the Global Public Health”.
Last Friday on November 18, the 10th General Assembly of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies(WFAMS) successfully opened in Singapore. The meeting was chaired by Liu Baoyan, President of the WFAMS, and 230 representatives and observers from more than 40 countries and regions participated in the meeting either on site or online.
Chairman Liu Baoyan presided over the meeting.
The 10th Executive Committee of the WFAMS have been elected by the 230 delegates and observers both online and offline. Yang Chungui, President of the Acupuncture Science Association Sweden was unanimously elected as the 10th vice President of the WFAMS.
At the conference, Vice Chairman Yang Chungui proposed to strengthen the research and promotion of new acupuncture and moxibustion technologies. It is pointed out that under the clinical leadership of acupuncture and moxibustion dialectical treatment of traditional Chinese medicine, the inseparable clinical relationship between the traditional theory of meridian system and modern biomedicine is studied. Using the theory of holistic medicine of the human body, the meridian system and the human nerves system, lymphatic system, immune system, blood circulation system are all mutually supported and connected with each other. To study the theoretical basis for the connection between traditional acupuncture meridian theory and biomedicine, man gets to know that the meridian system is the core of the overall system of the human body, providing a theoretical basis for traditional acupuncture therapy, meridian reflexology, Ah Shi acupoint therapy, qigong acupuncture and other therapies. One should integrate traditional acupuncture medicine with modern biomedicine and also inherit and innovate the development of acupuncture disciplines.
Vice Chairman Yang Chungui presented a work proposal report at the “World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies World Acupuncture Academic Conference”.
This is the top international academic conference on TCM acupuncture held by the WFAMS, and a general meeting will be held every 5 years, which is the world’s most influential academic activity in the field of TCM acupuncture.
Chairman Liu Baoyan also made a presentation on “Thoughts and Actions on Promoting the High-quality Development of Acupuncture and Moxibustion”.
Academician Huang Luqi, Deputy Director of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, delivered an opening speech.
Ms. Sun Haiyan, her excellency Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Singapore, also spoke at the opening of the conference.
Mr. Ye Hong, Ministry of Health, Singapore, delivered the opening speech.
A number of academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, top experts in the fields of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and integrated traditional Chinese medicine made their academic presentation. Experts discussed the basic theory, scientific research, clinical experience and other fields of traditional medicine such as acupuncture and moxibustion, focusing on the inheritance and innovation of “traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture” as the intangible cultural heritage of mankind and the traditional medicine strategy of the World Health Organisation.
Professor Shi Xuemin, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, “Clinical Study on the Treatment of Brainstem Infarction and Swallowing Disorders” by Acupuncture
At the academic conference, Academician Zhang Boli, Academician Tong Xiaolin, Academician Han Jisheng and other experts and professors gave offline and online academic reports.
Vice Chairman Yang Chungui submitted the report of “Clinical Research on High-frequency Electromagnetic Field Acupuncture” to the conference, and the organizing committee arranged time for him to present his report.
This has been the first time since the COVID-19 epidemic that the WFAMS has held a combination of online and offline meetings outside China, and successfully carried out the election of international organisations in an innovative form. The work report and financial work report of the ninth executive committee of the WFAMS were examined and adopted, and gave a guideline for the next five year development of the organisation.
World Congress of WFAMS 2025 will be held in Sweden
Vice Chairman Yang Chungui made a report on behalf of the Acupuncture Science Association Sweden at the conference for the bid to host the World Congress of WFAMS in Stockholm in 2025. The bid was finally approved by the conference.
“We, the Acupuncture Science Association Sweden, will unite all those who support TCM in Sweden to make the 2025 World Congress of WFAMS a united and innovative congress together with the Acupuncture and Moxibustion Secretariat of the Swedish Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine. ” said Vice Chairman Yang after winning the bid.
The ariticle is provided by the Secretariat of Acupuncture Science Association Sweden.