2019 Autumn MIB Workshop Series: An Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Topic: An Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Time: 14:00-15:30, Friday Dec. 13, 2019

Venue: Room S304, Xin Shang Yuan

Lecturer: 周愉(Zhou Yu, PhD, MD, Associate Professor,International Education College, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine)


With a time-honored history, TCM is valued as a rare treasure of the Chinese nation. Deeply rooted in ancient simple materialism and dialectical thinking, this unique medical system has evolved over long-term practice.  Along with the rising tide of natural therapies worldwide, TCM is playing an increasingly important role in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. This lecture aims to present a full picture of TCM through its two distinctive features—a holistic concept and treatment based on pattern identification, coupled with ancient philosophical wisdoms about qi, yin-yang and five elements.

Guest speaker (Bio)

Zhou Yu received her doctorate degree in Chinese medicine (acupuncture) in 2007. She now works as an associate professor at the International Education College, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She’s been dedicated to Chinese medical education for international students for over 20 years. In addition, she’s also involved in acupuncture research programs sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Shanghai Science & Technology Commission and Shanghai Education Commission, coupled with a Third Prize of Shanghai Science and technology Progress. She has published more than 10 academic papers. As a licensed practicing physician, Dr. Zhou specializes in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety and gynecological problems.