By Peace Post Staff. Images: Christopher Cottrell
The Dean of the first College of Clinical Medicine and Peking University of Chinese Medicine, Dr. Wang Yaoxian, was awarded the Gusi Peace Prize 2017 in Manila.
Dr. Wang’s acclaimed Traditional Chinese Medicine hospital in Beijing has an international following, with doctors from afar afield as Berlin coming to master its ancient healing properties. It serves patients from around China with a combination of traditional remedies and modern diagnostics and consulting.
Addressing an audience of over 5,000 people at the Philippines International Convention Centre, Dr. Wang said, “Chinese culture carries the values of peace and balance and harmony. As one of our most treasured values, it brings harmony and peace in every living cell.”
Dr. Wang continued, “Traditional Chinese Medicine also attaches great importance to peace, harmony with the balancing of the yin and yang. This is anchored by a famous line in a Chinese classics: When yin and yang are in balance people will keep health.”
Dr. Wang said, “The principles of yin and yang are also applied to human work through the theme of harmony with one another. Human beings should also be in harmony with nature because every single individual of our nation is bonded to one another. There is an ancient Chinese saying that the best strategy is to prevent the spread of disease.”
Moreover, Traditional Chinese Medicine is widely respected across the world with Nobel Peace Prize acknowledging Chinese scientist Ms. Tu Youyou in 2015 for her achievements of applying ancient Chinese medicine towards anti-malarial drugs, Dr. Wang explained.
Dr. Wang was presented the award by Professor Manson Fok, current standing president of the Gusi Peace Prize International and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Macau University of Science and Technology. He is also the President of Sino-Asia Pacific Medical Forum held in tandem with the Gusi Peace Prize. In 2014, Professor Fok was awarded a Gusi Peace Prize for his medical and philanthropic efforts.
Other awardees of the Gusi Peace Prize 2017 in the field of medicine included Professor Ronald Harden, OBE, a pioneer of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and professor emeritus of Medical Education at University of Dundee and General Secretary for Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), to Dr. Paulyn Jean Rosell Ubial, outgoing Secretary of Health of the Philippines. Dr. Florentino Cardoso, President of Brazilian Medical Association, Dr. Nikolai Korpan, a famous crypto-surgeon from Austria, and diabetes expert Dr. Leilani Asis of the Philippines were also all awarded Gusi Peace Prizes for their heroic deeds in medicine.
Dr. Wang added, “There will be increasing achievements in Traditional Chinese Medicine. I will exert myself in promoting Traditional Chinese Medicine and support that do too.”