(04 December 2022, Nan Jing) On December 3, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NUCM), School of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina and School of Health and Rehabilitation celebrated the 40th anniversary of the founding the school. In the celebration, Cheng Chun, Secretary of the Party Committee of NUCM and Ji Changqun, Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of NUCM and Principal of Fullshare Health College of NUCM, as well as many experts, scholars and leaders of disciplines in the “treating the potential diseases” industry. The event brought experts, scholars and discipline leaders together to discuss the future development of the health and rehabilitation industry.

In 1955, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NUCM) established the discipline of acupuncture and moxibustion and set up the first acupuncture hospital in China, which provided the first batch of acupuncture teachers for higher Chinese medicine schools nationwide. In 1982, NUCM established the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, which gradually developed into the College of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina and the College of Health and Rehabilitation. The School devotes to the cultivation of Chinese medicine health service talents in acupuncture, massage, health care, rehabilitation and nutrition, and offers five postgraduate programs, two doctoral program and one post-doctoral station in acupuncture and moxibustion, which is one of the earlier departments established by Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. Today, Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Tuina and Rehabilitation Therapy are rated as Double First-Class, and Chinese Medicine and Health Science and Food Hygiene and Nutrition are rated as first-class undergraduate major in Jiangsu Province.

In 2010, Fullshare cooperated with Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and established the “Fullshare Health College of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine”, which was inaugurated by Wang Guoqiang, former Vice Minister of Health and Director of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is the first and only health college in China that integrates traditional medicine and non-pharmaceutical therapy with health care personnel training, technology research and development, project incubation, and industry-university-research. In 2017, the Fullshare Health College became the first in admitting undergraduate students major in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Health Care in China. In June 2022, these students graduated successfully, becoming the first group of qualified personnel in the Chinese TCM health care and treatment industry. Up to now, Fullshare Health College has trained nearly 2,800 TCM health professionals for the community, making it a well-known window for school-enterprise cooperation for TCM health professionals in China. At the conference, the relevant person in charge of the College said that the revitalisation of TCM and the development of the health care industry require professional, high-level TCM health care and rehabilitation professionals. The school-enterprise cooperation with Fullshare will help accelerate the cultivation of talents, especially applied talents, for the academic education of “treating the potential diseases” and provide high-level talents for the Chinese medicine and health service industry in China. We hope that the two sides will cooperate further and work together to promote the training of TCM talents, technological research, cultural dissemination and industrial incubation.

The relevant person said that they will continue to provide financial support for Fullshare Health College, continuously improve the office and learning environment of the college, increase the support of scholarships, encourage teachers and students to be innovative, and provide a good development environment for teachers and students. Fullshare will make the best of its own industrial resource advantages, expert resources of NUCM Fullshare Health College and education advantages to support the industrial development model of combining Chinese medicine with health care through school-enterprise cooperation in production, learning and research. As a result, they expect to achieve the integration of Chinese medicine with food, accommodation, tourism, health care and shopping businesses to strengthen the Chinese medicine health industry; they will also actively integrate resources at home and abroad to promote Chinese medicine culture industry to the world. (According to Xinhua)