13th of December 2003
In recent years, Various forms of traditional Asian medicine have become increasingly popular in the West. Especially in this age of mechanization and fast-paced life, the Asian concept of body and mind has been able to secure a firm place in our society as an alternative, holistic healing concept. But the increasing popularity of these traditions also harbours dangers of misunderstanding and misinterpretation.
The lecture series ‘Asian Medicine – Traditions and Application’ is therefore intended to provide an examination of the history of traditional medicine in China, Japan and India. The following contributions are included in the lecture series:
- “Zur frühen Entwicklung der chinesischen Medizin. Neue archäologische Funde zu Akupunktur, Arzneimitteltherapie und Qigong” (Dr. Ute Engelhardt)
- “Traditionen der Heilkunst und des Körperverständnisses in Japan” (PD Dr. Ingrid Fritsch)
- “Ayurveda-Therapie: Ideengeschichte der Ganzheitlichkeit” (Elmar Stapelfeldt, M. A.)