On 20-21 November 2018 there was a forum “Traditional Medicinal Systems in the Healthcare of the BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa] countries” hosted by the First Sechenov Medical University of Moscow, Russia. The School of Tibetan Medicine of the Shang Shung Institute Russia acted as a co-organizer of the Forum together with several Russian and international organizations.
The President of the School of Tibetan Medicine, professor Phuntsog Wangmo, gave a talk at the plenary meeting as a key speaker on Tibetan medicine in Tibet and in the West. Later there was a conference on Tibetan medicine with many unique presentations, including doctor Phuntsog’s speech “The view of Tibetan medicine on indigestion and the development of chronic diseases”.
We would like to express our gratitude to the Center of Traditional Medicinal Systems of Sechenov University and other organizers for their wonderful and great work.
Traditional medicinal systems and their methods represent a very important direction in medicine capable of bringing huge benefit to society and to the countries where they are applied. This was clearly confirmed by the talks of the BRICS countries’ representatives, and the Russian and international institutions. We hope for future fruitful collaboration between all the participants of the traditional medical systems.
Another interesting event was the visit to the Museum of Medicinal History at Sechenov University (https://www.sechenov.ru/univers/structure/other/muzey-istorii-meditsiny/) organized by our partners, the Center of Traditional Medicinal Systems. We are very grateful for this opportunity. It was an exciting journey through the extraordinary history of Russian medicine. The museum exhibitions are perfectly organized and with the help of our guides this visit remained unforgettable.
We recommend visiting this museum to all people who are interested in the birth and development of modern medicine in Russia to see the expositions dedicated to the activity of such famous doctors as Mudrov, Pirogov, Botkin, Sechenov, Inozemtsev, Zakharyin, Filatov, Semashko and others. A significant part of the exhibition is dedicated to the medicinal successes during the two world wars.
On 22 November we visited the Center of Medicinal Rehabilitation and the Center of Traditional Medicinal Systems at Sechenov University. The directors of both centers took us on interesting tours and we visited departments for rehabilitation and external therapies that were wonderfully equipped with the most modern equipment.
During our visit there was an essential mini-seminar in traditional medicine for coordinators and employees of the centre. Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo presented Tibetan medicine, and our colleagues represented Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. At the meeting participants discussed the most important questions of integration of traditional medicine and its approach to different pathologies.
The concluding important event was the signing of the three-sided agreement on collaboration of the School of Tibetan Medicine with the Center of Traditional Medicinal Systems of Sechenov University. We are deeply grateful to our partners for their interest and trust. We hope for a successful and long collaboration!