See U & Victory
——Memorize the special time we fighting together to COVID19 and looking forward to seeing you at the end of pandemic
Since first reported in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019, the novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) continues to spread internationally. It has confirmed that the virus is likely to spread to most countries. During the special period, colleagues of our program, international Advanced Training Course in Traditional Chinese Medicine (IATC-TCM) and participants of Firefly, a non-profit independent charities sponsored mainly by medical staffs and students of China academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) to help cancer patients with integrative medicine (IM, Chinese and Western medicine), working together to fight against the pandemic around the world with our limited effort but unlimited spirit.
Until 5 August 2020, there have been 18,354,342 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 696,147 deaths, reported to WHO. We still on the way of fighting against the pandemic but with more hope looking forward to seeing the end.
1. Developing and Sharing guidelines on prevention with TCM
No medicine is ready for such an unpredictable outbreak. Therefore, the fight against the COVID-19 has no borders, all medicine that has experience in the past should be working together.
TCM has thousands of years of fighting against outbreaks of infectious diseases and developed systematic medical theories which updated by TCM doctors in modern times. Speakers and consultants of IATC-TCM summarized experience in treating COVID-19 basing on guidelines, literatures, and developed recommendations on prevention (https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/5_1gFn_2zGwEGXduEX1b8A) immediately and shared all the English guidelines published by government and professional associations from beginning of pandemic around the world. Acupuncture association of Slovakia has translated the recommendation into Slovak and promoted its spread to help more citizens.
Recommendation developed by speakers and consultants of IATC-TCM on March 15
Guideline on acupuncture and moxibustion in treating of COVID-19
Translated recommendation in Slovak
2. Helping each other
In February, at beginning of pandemic in China , IATC-TCM alumni and doctors abroad helped donating Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) to China, especially after IATC-TCM and Firefly called on the initiative “To be a glowing TCMer”.
Our initiative of donating for China
In 2 days since the initiative was published, doctors and faculty in University of California, Los Angeles, Jagiellonian University, Medical University of Silesia, 1st School of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Czech, Association of Acupuncture of Slovakia, Association of Integrated Medicine of Serbia actively responded to our call, too. IATC-TCM together with Firefly contacted 108 hospitals short of medical supplies, organized 67 individuals and organizations to donate medical materials. Finally raised and donated 10,300 protective objects such as masks, goggles, gloves and hand sanitizer for 5 hospitals.
IATC-TCM and Firefly connected with hospitals short of medical supplies in China
Parts of medical PPE we donated to the hospitals
Support from IATC-TCM Speakers and alumni
Helping IATC-TCM alumni and doctors out of China
In March, the Director-General of WHO said that Europe has become the epicenter of the pandemic, then America. IATC-TCM and Firefly raising money and PPE for speakers and alumni abroad soon after get support from them this time. There are more than 2,000 N95 and surgical masks, goggles have been sent to speakers, alumni and doctors in United States, Poland, Cezch, and Slovak.
IATC-TCM and Firefly sent donations to foreign doctors
3. Helping the world
In April, when the pandemic becoming serious in the world, Chinese medical teams went to the countries need help. IATC-TCM and Firefly together with Chinese Medical Volunteers and Huacaoji Biopharmaceutical & Technological (Shenyang) Co., Ltd. donated 2,500 herbal sachet for prevention to Ethiopia.
Herbal sachet for prevention donated to Ethiopia
4. Looking forward to seeing U & victory
During the pandemic, the whole world working together, all medicine working together, no matter East or West. With the whole world’s greatest endeavor, the outbreak in many countries and regions have continued to slow down. Although it’s not over yet. we’re looking forward to Seeing U and Victory in the end of pandemic.
We are looking forward to seeing the end of the pandemic and U
Let’s working together again for a better and healthier new world in the future!
Brief introduction of IATC-TCM
IATC-TCM is a prominent international training program sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China and organized by China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) since 2017. It is also co-organized by the Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The goals of IATC-TCM is to integrate the best of Chinese and Western Medicine to improve health and wellness through sharing the latest scientific and technological development of TCM in both clinical and research aspects to colleagues out of China, especially conventional/western medicine doctors who practice or interested in TCM. Participants after selection will be invited to attended series lectures, seminars and group discussions, TCM workshops and visits lead by prominent clinicians and researchers of TCM/ integrative medicine (IM) from CACMS, United States and the world. This program has been held for 3 years continuously. For more information, please login program website and other social media accounts:
Facebook:Center for International Exchange of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Brief introduction of Firefly
"Firefly" is a non-profit independent charity sponsored mainly by medical staffs and students of China academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS) to help cancer patients with TCM/IM since 2017. The help including hair donation, healthcare promotion, diet/ physical exercises education, and psychological assistance. For more information, please see "Firefly 2017" public account of Wechat.