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A Study on International Exchange of Traditional Herb Medicine

전통 약물의 국제 교류에 관한 소고(小考)

  • Cho, Sunyoung (KBS Clinic) ;
  • Kim, Jiyeon (Dept. of Medical History, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Kang, Yeonseok (Dept. of Medical History, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University)
  • Received : 2013.11.18
  • Accepted : 2013.11.25
  • Published : 2013.11.30

Abstract

Traditional medicine has been exchanged constantly from prehistoric times up to the present. As the global market trade on traditional medicine increases, people now emphasized the importance of traditional medicine. Previously, knowledge about herbal medicines are taught or learned indirectly. Most of it was learned through medical books. But in these contemporary times, herbal medicine's knowledge is shared through journals, congress and some other events in where traditional medicine's information are shared. In the international congress gathering; traditional medicine's experts from many countries shared some additional knowledge. First, "an attitude to medicine that emphasizes on Naturalism". Second, "respect for experienced in traditional medicine". Third, "respect for locality on traditional medicine". Fourth, "a protection for domestic traditional medicine industry" Fifth, "acceptance of traditional medicine from other countries according to domestic health care system".

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Supported by : 원광대학교