HONG KONG, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On 14 August, Infinitus (China), member of LKK Health Products Group, jointly organized the Infinitus TCM Forum on Immunity with Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Modernized Chinese Medicine International Association at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. As an important part of the 13th International Conference & Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products, the forum conducted the first-ever multidimensional discussion on the life-nurturing concept of TCM immunity.
Sub-Health Makes TCM Immunity a Trend
Either SARS in 2003 or the recent Ebola has been reminding people of the great importance of immunity. According to the statistics by World Health Organization, only 5% of the world’s population is rated as healthy, while 75% is in sub-health state. They tend to be with low immunity and most of them are highly-educated people and business management personnel. Furthermore, modern medicine has found that many serious diseases occur and develop in close relation to the immune system, which makes low immunity an urgent global health concern.
Different from Western medicine’s single-channel and single-target concepts, nurturing life in Chinese medicine places value on comprehensive balance, i.e., nourishing and regulation of Qi vitality through living, emotion, diet, exercise and so on to resist illness. And the role TCM plays in immunity has been receiving global recognition gradually. According to modern medicine, Chinese herbal polysaccharides are the fundamental element of the regulation of immunity by TCM. They can be used to produce health products, and thus resist and cure diseases by regulating and fulfilling the immunity and body adaptability.
In 2012, the global authoritative magazine Immunity released an article "Spotlight on China" to introduce the tremendous achievements in the research of autoimmune diseases that Chinese scientists had made in recent years. Elaboration on the unity and balance of the immune system by the Chinese medicine’s Yin and Yan theory also marked the acknowledgement of TCM’s role in the development of immunology by the international immunological circle. Meanwhile, China jumped from 15th to 6th regarding influence on the development of immunology, demonstrating the huge potential and rapid development of TCM immunology.
Experts Comprehensively Explore TCM Immunity
Global experts were invited to share and communicate about the research findings of TCM immunity at the forum, including Prof. Li Daning, former Vice Commissioner of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of P.R.C., Prof. Qin Zhihai, Investigator of the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. James P. Tam from School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Prof. Wang Qi from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, and Prof. Dang Yi from School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University.
Prof. Qin started with the history of immunology and introduced the relation between immunity and critical illnesses. Prof. Tam elaborated on the peptide immunologics which fill the gap in plant immunomodulatory compounds. Prof. Wang talked about how to regulate immunity differently based on the study of "9 Physiques of Human Body". And in the end, Prof. Dang gave a lecture on how to enhance immunity through forming healthy lifestyles, mostly diet, regarding the Chinese medicine "Medicine and Food Homology" theory.
Participating experts agreed that the establishment of scientific life-nurturing philosophy helped regulate health and resist and cure diseases through enhancing immunity. Since the theories and methods of TCM immunity cover the precaution and treatment of sub-health and critical diseases, they have practical guidance on improving immunity and forming life-nurturing habits for people in sub-health. Meanwhile, experts recommended that in order to resist virus, people should improve immunity through different aspects, such as exercising more and keeping rational diet, living and emotions.
Mr. Harry Yeung, Senior Vice President of LKKHPG and Spokesperson of Infinitus, said:" Chinese herbal medicine and ‘four regulations’ of diet, living, exercise and emotion are useful modern methods for ‘Preventive Treatment of Disease’. As a pioneer in Chinese herbal compound polysaccharides, Infinitus will continue to propel the development of TCM immunity as usual. With more investment in R&D and stringent quality control, we are dedicated to bringing the public with products and technologies for immunity enhancement. At the same time, we will work hard on promoting the ‘Missing Link of Four Regulations’ to more areas, in order to popularize health philosophy and lifestyles to more people in need for the materialization of healthy lives."
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