The TCM-congress in Krakow combines TCM practice with a beautiful city
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of teaching Traditional Chinese Medicine in Krakow, we organize an international TCM-congress which aims to foster and deepen the knowledge concerning application of TCM in prophylaxis and therapy. We want to highlight cases, where TCM supports Western medicine and can be used as an equal, effective system of medical treatment.
Objectives of the TCM-congress
Review the state of the art in teaching and practicing traditional and classical Chinese medicine in Poland and other Western countries;
- Focus on promising directions of TCM development;
- Promoting application of TCM techniques in prophylaxis and disease treatment;
- Giving opportunity to present own experiences
Speakers on the TCM-congress are:
- Bartosz Chmielnicki
- (Poland), Tania Camacho-Regnier (Mexico-Poland)
- Donald Halfkenny (USA, Germany)
- Mazin al-Khafaji (UK), Jie Li (Netherlands)
- Yair Maimon (Israel)
- Suzanne Robidoux (Kanada)
- Jeremy Ross (UK)
- Peilin Sun (Belgium)
- Radha Thambirajah (UK)
- Jerzy Vetulani (Poland)
- Wang Tianjun (UK)
- Weixiang Wang (Netherlands)
- Jani White (UK)
Date: October 14-16th 2016
Organizer: Polish Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine
More Information you can find here >>TCM-Kongress Krakow.
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Krakow and TCM
Krakow is particularly associated with Chinese medicine in Poland. In 1641 Michał Piotr Boym – a graduate of the Jagiellonian University and Jesuit, went for a mission to China. He studied Chinese medicine on the imperial court of Yongli – the last emperor of the Ming dynasty. Yongli made him a deputy to the pope. He was the first European, who had moved knowledge of Chinese medicine to Europe. He was also the one, who published the first works on the subject. One of the first ten dissertations on Chinese medicine in Europe had been defended in Krakow in 1830 at the Jagiellonian University. Józef Domaszewski dedicated it to acupuncture. The very first TCM teaching in Poland started in 1986 in Krakow. It successfully continues until now in the Institute of Chinese Medicine and Health Prophylaxis. Moreover, Polish Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine was founded here. Finally, Krakow has the largest Chinese Medicine Centre in Poland, which employs 19 specialists offering full scope of TCM methods.
Krakow – the former royal capital of Poland, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and one of the best tourist destination. The entire medieval Krakow Old Town was among the first sites chosen for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List, with the largest Main Square considered to be the most beautiful square in the world.
Jagiellonian University is one of the oldest in Europe – established in 1364. Krakow became distinguished center for business, conventions, festivals and artistic events. It is a city of many museums, music clubs, cafés and restaurants with astonishing climate and excellent cuisine. All of that attract millions of visitors from all over the world every year.