The annual International Congress on Luobing Theory (Luobing known as collateral disease in English), with the theme of “Inheritance, Openness, Innovation and Integration”, has been held for seventeen sessions. As a top gathering for experts and scholars at home and abroad to exchange and discuss the latest progress and hot topics in the field of TCM theory of collateral diseases, it interprets the major development concept of inheriting the essence of TCM and keeping integrity and innovation, and has become a major platform for academic exchange and dissemination of TCM, international dialogue and cooperation, and will promote the high-quality development of the TCM cause and industry and contribute to building a Healthy China.
Societies of collateral diseases have been established in succession
To date, societies of collateral diseases have been successively established in Vietnam, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Russia and other countries. They have regularly held international academic exchange activities such as the collateral disease forum and the academic exchange seminar of collateral diseases, and actively promoted the cooperation and development of medical treatment, education, and scientific research of TCM theory of collateral diseases in various countries (regions) around the world.
Meanwhile, as the research on the theory of collateral diseases has drawn the attention of medical circles at home and abroad, many international medical research institutions have successively carried out academic exchanges and cooperation with the Collateral Disease Branch of China Association of Chinese Medicine, and carried out a series of clinical research, projects, pharmaceutical tests and R&D of new products, pushing the theory of collateral diseases and its application to a new height. In 2020, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) of the United States also approved the application of the Theory of Collateral Diseases as a credit course for continuing education certification of TCM practitioners and acupuncturists in the country.