Specialty Committee of Tibetan Medicine of WFCMS:
Three Major Development Principles
One: To Promote Further Legalization of Tibetan Medicine
1. All affairs carried out by the Specialty Committee of Tibetan Medicine of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) should be carried out in a legal and standardized way. Through international and domestic pharmaceutical laws, and the law of ethnic medicine, we must protect the status, rights, and interests of Tibetan medicine’s theory and clinical practice. Therefore, it is necessary to conform to the international medical laws. We should increase our understanding of 18 aspects: theory, practice, research, innovation, educational institutions, teaching, students, medical institutions, doctors, nurses, services, medicinal materials, pharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical production institutions, markets, management, legalization, and sharing Tibetan medicine development. It is necessary to comply with World Health Organization and FDA requirements. Fundamental scientific and medical guidelines rely on development, which relies on innovation, which relies on science and technology, which relies on safety and security, which relies on the harmony of the five fundamental rules. The Specialty Committee of Tibetan Medicine firmly refuses to allow work that is detrimental to the nation, ethnic groups, religious sects, culture, region, individuals and unity.
2. Comply with the relevant laws and regulations of the country. According to the provisions of the "Chinese Medicine Regulation” of the People's Republic of China, it is necessary to start from the Tibetan medicine theory, practice, research, innovation, educational institutions, teaching, students, medical institutions, doctors, nurses, services, herbs, pharmaceutical production institutions, pharmaceuticals, markets, management, further legalization, sharing, other 18 aspects of vigorous development, to enhance the level of Tibetan medicine. As one of the treasures of traditional Chinese medicine, ethnic medicine should be in conformity with relevant provisions of the "Chinese Medicine Regulation."
3. Comply with relevant national medical regulations. According to stipulations of the People's Republic of China on Ethnic Medicine Laws and Regulations, it is necessary to seek treatment from the perspectives of Tibetan medicine theory, practice, research, innovation, education institutions, teaching, students, medical institutions, doctors, nurses, legalization, sharing, other 18 aspects of vigorous development, to enhance the level of Tibetan medicine in full compliance with national cultural background and characteristics of ethnic medicine, but also to meet the "Chinese Medicine Regulation."
4. To comprehensively implement the spirit of the great CPC General Secretary and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era and spirit of the 18th CPC National Congress, conscientiously implement the strategy of "Five Major Developments" and "Four All-round Developments" layout, and promote great progress of the socialist medical and public health undertakings.
Two: Push Tibetan Medicine to Grassroots Level
1. To strengthen professional quality of grassroots level physicians and nurses; promote the quality of medicines.
A) The main means to improve professional quality of physicians or measure basis is to make it with "Four Medical Tantra" referred to "Six Qualities of a Doctor."
B) The main means to improve the skills of doctors or measure the basis is to make it with "Four Medical Tantra" referred to "Eighteen Treatment Standards of a Physician."
C) The primary criterion for measuring the level of knowledge of grassroots physicians is to give it the "Four Conditions" mentioned by Master Jiumei Pengcuo. Firstly, whether one can master theoretical knowledge of Tibetan medicine; secondly, diagnose and analyze all diseases by looking, smelling, cutting and observing the four methods; thirdly, whether to achieve prevention, treatment and/or rehabilitation through diet, behavior, medicine, external treatment and spiritual treatment; fourth, whether or not familiar with the identification of medicinal herbs, processing concocted doses and methods of production and other practical aspects of the link.
2. To improve grassroots health professional qualifications, nurture staff professional knowledge and operational capacity. To allow the care workers to have the quality of "Four Medical Tantra" mentioned Four Essence of Professionalism, that is, meticulous care, grasp the scientific diet and medicine into the law; caring for patients treated with love, pay attention to patients’ health, and pay attention to individual differences.
3. Protect the quality of medicines at grassroots level health care units.
A) To improve Tibetan medicine’s philosophy of unique medicinal quality, one must identify herbs accurately, grasp the practice concocted processing, and pharmaceutical compatibility should be measured to the amount of accumulation and should be standardized and scientific.
B) To effectively follow the relevant 300 articles of the International Tibetan Production Quality Management Standard (GMP) and comply with characteristics of Tibetan medicine production, carry out blessings on medicines in accordance with the procedure of the ritual orbit, change the general medicine to be nectar, and strive to make it safe and effective with ease of use.
Three: Promotion of Tibetan Medicine Worldwide
1. Tibetan medicine is called the philosophical medicine basis. Just as Buddhism explained its theoretical system of Buddhism completely in accordance with its causative or relative relationship, Tibetan philosophers believe that all things are caused by the interdependence of the five elements. All are in the form of cause and effect: the diseases, treatment, and physician are originated from the five element theory, and can be described as “Tibetan medicine is a philosophy of medicine”. Therefore, the development of modern science doesn’t destroy the Tibetan philosophical medicine, but becomes an important means to further its development. Based on reality, it can be concluded that if Tibetan medicine makes use of modern science and technology, the future will be bright.
2. Tibetan medicine is the common wealth of all mankind, especially the wealth of the people living in the Pan-Himalayas. It is not the private wealth of a country or a nation, nor the private property of individuals. Only in this way can we liberate the thinking of successors of Tibetan medicine. According the impermanence and non-self we shall give up the two barriers, eventually becoming positive.
3. Tibetan medicine is an independent and complete theoretical system formed by Tibetan people for thousands of years in the fight against diseases. It has standard, normative, scientific findings, and effectively prevents, treats, and cares for all physical and mental diseases of human body.
4. In accordance with the theory of five sources of Tibetan medicine clinical research, practice, three aspects of the scientific research into clinical efficacy evaluation, and the results published to the world's leading professional journals, scientists, politicians, entrepreneurs, the militarists, researchers, the working class, peasants and herdsmen can see, touch, understand, trust, and use Tibetan medicine.. Let everyone know and experience the wisdom of Tibetan medicine.
5. To achieve "The integration of nine methods" requires
① Internationalization of Tibetan medicine, ② Promotion of Tibetan medical hospitals,
③ Advancement of Tibetan medical physicians, ④ Scientific diagnosis, ⑤ Standardization of treatment, ⑥ Sharing of treatment and prescriptions, ⑦ Safety of medicines,
⑧ Effectiveness of medicines, and ⑨ Satisfied patients.
6. Future Goals
① Implement international standards of Tibetan Medicine,
② Set up contribution/awards for Tibetan medicine science and technology innovation,
③ Found an International English language journal on Tibetan medicine, and
④ Focus on improving the professional level of grassroots doctors, nurses, and drug efficacy of professional usage.
Specialty Committee of Tibetan Medicine of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS)
November 6, 2017