09/2018: Chinese Medicine (K.H. Ang)

Place and Time: Abingdon, Thursday 20 September 2018 from 19:00 for 19:30

King Charles Room, King’s Head and Bell, (10 E St Helen St, Abingdon OX14 5EA)

TITLE: Demystifying Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine has a history of more than 3000 years. The practice of this ancient art of healing is prominent in China, Japan, Korea, South East Asia and is also gaining popularity in the USA, UK and Europe. Much has been mentioned about validating Chinese Medical theories and practices using robust scientific approaches and clinical trials. It is vital to understand the philosophy of Chinese Medicine to enable better comprehension of its practices. In this talk, I aim to demystify Traditional Chinese Medicine, in the hope allowing us to see the science of this ancient wisdom and I will also illustrate the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine in modern medical practices and scientific pursuits.

Speaker: Koon Hwee Ang

Koon Hwee Ang is originally from Singapore. He graduated from a double degree program in Biomedical Sciences and Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is a joint program between Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (China). During his internship in China, he became interested in the study of blood vessels and was later given the government-administered scholarship to pursue a DPhil in Medical Oncology at the University of Oxford, studying blood vessels in tumours. He is currently in his final year.

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