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World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies

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Introduction

World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS), approved by the State Council of P.R.China and registered in the Ministry of Civil Affairs, P.R.China, is an international academic organization with its headquarters in Beijing. Its current Chairman is Ms. She Jing, Former Vice-Minister of Health and Former Director of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, P.R.China. Currently, WFCMS has 195 chinese medicine societies in 57 countries and regions. The Secretariat, an organ operating under WFCMS, is responsible for WFCMS’s functionary management.

At present, the Secretariat possesses General Office, Academic Department, International Liaison Department Finance Department. Department of International Standardization, Department of International Examination, Department of International Training, Department of Talent Exchange, Department of Information Service (website of WFCMS), Department of Project Management I, Department of Project Management II, Chinese Medicine Research Institute, World Chinese Medicine, Medicine Cooperation Dept Ⅰ, Prize Office and etc. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 21st, 2012 at 1:41 pm

KNApSAcK : A Comprehensive Species-Metabolite Relationship Database

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Introduction

The KNApSAcK package when installed in the user’s computer provides tool for analyzing his/her own datasets of mass spectra that are prepared according to a particular format, as well as for retrieving information on metabolites by entering the name of a metabolite, the name of an organism, molecular weight or molecular formula. A list of metabolites that are associated to a taxonomic class can be obtained by search with the taxonomic name, from which information of individual metabolites can be retrieved. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 6th, 2012 at 9:53 am

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Siddha Applied Science Institute (SASI)

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Siddha Applied Science Institute (SASI) was founded by Sri. Pranaji of Pranashakty International to promote the ancient science of Siddha (Siddha Vaidyam). Sri. Pranaji, comes from a spiritual lineage that has deep roots in Siddha sciences. It is his aim to promote the ancient science of the Siddha’s in a way that’s applicable to the present day world. Science has changed drastically over the years, with many alternative medicines being rediscovered as highly beneficial to people. There has been little efforts to convert Siddha medicine, the oldest of all medical systems into applications that are useful for the present generation. Siddha medicine is considered one of the most practical approaches in treatment. Ayurveda is considered to be an offshoot of this amazing filed of applied medicine. SASI is focused on converging Siddha system of medicine, alchemy and spiritual sciences into a common platform to provide highly effective wellness solutions. In this view SASI has entered into applied research that will lead to development of new herbal drug formulations based on ancient Siddha texts many of them which are still unknown to mankind. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 6th, 2012 at 9:43 am

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

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Introduction to TCM

With a history of 2000 to 3000 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has formed a unique system to diagnose and cure illness. The TCM approach is fundamentally different from that of Western medicine. In TCM, the understanding of the human body is based on the holistic understanding of the universe as described in Daoism, and the treatment of illness is based primarily on the diagnosis and differentiation of syndromes.
The TCM approach treats zang–fu organs as the core of the human body. Tissue and organs are connected through a network of channels and blood vessels inside human body. Qi (or Chi) acts as some kind of carrier of information that is expressed externally through jingluo system. Pathologically, a dysfunction of the zang-fu organs may be reflected on the body surface through the network, and meanwhile, Read the rest of this entry »

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April 6th, 2012 at 8:42 am

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