Acupuncture Shines on the World Stage: CMU Professor Hung-Rong Yen was Invited by UNESCO as the Guest Speaker

Date: November 19, 2018

Doctor Hung-Rong Yen, the associate dean of CMU College of Chinese Medicine was invited as the VIP speaker at World Acupuncture Day. During the assembly, Doctor Yen talked about his research achievement on Chinese medical treatment for fibromyalgia. In addition, the poster presentation “Trends in Use of Acupuncture in Taiwan” by CMU student Ping Chen, a first-year Chinese medicine student, and Chinese medicine doctor Mei-Yao Wu was presented in the Dialogue forum. This poster presentation illustrated the history of Taiwan’s acupuncture development and the use of acupuncture after the implementation of national health insurance. It also introduced CMU professor Jaung-Geng Lin’s contribution in acupuncture research and in promoting the internationalization of acupuncture. Through the poster presentation, many international scholars had a deeper understanding of the acupuncture development in Taiwan.
UNESCO listed Acupuncture as intangible cultural heritage in the year of 2010. This year the first celebration of “World Acupuncture Day” was held on November 15th at UNESCO Head offices at Paris, France. On November 16th and 17th, practitioners of the world met for a Worldwide Scientific and Cultural Dialogue on Acupuncture. More than 1500 experts from over 100 countries participated.
When delivering the speech, Doctor Yen introduced that Taiwan’s acupuncture not only preserve Chinese medicine tradition but also carry out scientific research. Moreover, the research achievement on Chinese medical treatment for fibromyalgia was recognized by the director of the World Acupuncture Day; a medal was honored to Doctor Yen as a praise for Taiwan's high standard development in Chinese medicine and acupuncture research.
China Medical University’s hard work in Chinese medicine and acupuncture has made China Medical University a star in the field worldwide. Chancellor Wen-Hwa Lee happily remarked, “CMU students and faculties are proud that Taiwan’s soft power has being recognized internationally.”

(Chinese Version.)


Doctor Hung-Rong Yen delivering the speech at World Acupuncture Day
The poster presentation “Trends in Use of Acupuncture in Taiwan” by Doctor Hung-Rong Yen, Doctor Mei-Yao Wu, and CMU student Ping Chen