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A Brief Introduction of Guang¨anmen Hospital affiliatied to China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences


    Guang An Men Hospital (GAM) (including the Second Institute of Clinical Medicine and the institute of Ophthalmology) was founded in 1955 as an affiliated hospital of China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is a general hospital of TCM conducting clinical practice, scientific research and teaching, together with specialties in many departments. It is national TCM Centers of Cancer, Diabetes and Anorectal Diseases approved by the State Administration Bureau of TCM. It is also a clinical pharmacological research base of Chinese herbs, a part of Traditional Medicine Cooperative Center organized by WHO, a training base for those doctors of Western Medicine who want to learn TCM and a clinical teaching place for the students studying in four medical colleges.

    In the early stage of the foundation, the Communist Party and Government paid great attention to the development of TCM---a large number of noted specialists in TCM and integration of TCM and Western Medicine were gathered in this hospital. And late premier Zhou Enlai wrote an inscription that is ^ Develop the rich heritage of traditional Chinese medicine and serve socialist construction ̄. Having a very good reputation both at home and abroad, Guang An Men Hospital has developed into a big general TCM hospital with many specialties, rich technological force, advanced equipment and qualified services through several generations¨ staff efforts.

   
GAM covers an area of 30,045.2 square meters with 86028 square meters of build-up area. There are 1161 employees including 171 professors and vice professors. Four specialists have been awarded diplomas of ^ Albert Einstein World Award of Science  ̄ by World Cultural Council, 4 awarded national outstanding experts, 43 enjoy governmental special allowance, 17 were approved to be tutors of the succession system of teachings from a master to his or her disciples, 59 supervisors to postgraduates and 32 candidates for doctorates. It is also one of the postdoctoral scientific research mobile stations.

   
GAM has 26 clinical departments such as Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Acupuncture, Chinese Massage, Urology, Proctology, ENT, Emergency and an Isolated Dept. for patients with Hepatitis, etc; 8 medico-technical depts. including Pharmacy, Radiology, Clinical lab, Ultrasonic Diagnosis Dept, Pathology, Endoscopes and function test Dept. etc; 3 basic research rooms that is Molecular biological research room, immunological research room and pharmacological research room; 11 clinical research rooms and one standard experimental animal center. Among them, Oncology and Diabetes research rooms are the key research rooms of the State Administration Bureau of TCM. Both of them and Molecular Biological Research Room have been approved as the third grade research room or TCM by the State Administration Bureau of TCM. GAM has 609 beds in the inpatient department and the daily outpatients visits number around 3500 to 4000 and has responsibilities to take care of the health of governmental officers and foreign people. As the Capital Model Hospital, the Beijing medical insurance company appointed it as a designated hospital.

    GAM has sticked to the characteristics of TCM since the foundation of the hospital and learns widely from the same trade. Diagnoses and treatments of TCM including traditional herbal formulas, acupuncture, Chinese massage, rehabilitation training and medicated bath have been successfully integrated with modern medicine in treating the following diseases: cancers, rheumatism arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, cardio-cerebrovascular diseases, diatetes, hyperthyroidism, nephrosis, geriatrics, digestive system diseases, difficult internal diseases, all kinds of hemorrhoid and fistula, colitis, cataract, pigmentary degeneration of retina, optic nerve atrophy, urinary stone , prostatosis, Leloir¨s lupus, psoriasis, eczema, cervical spondylopathy, protrusion of intervertebral disc, all kinds of injury of soft tissues, endometriosis, and children Gilles de la Tourette¨s syndrome, etc. Qualified medical services have been offered to the patients.  

    GAM is equipped with enough modern medical instruments such as CT, X-ray, ECTcobalt-60 therapy unit, ultrasonic technicolor doppler, cranial and abdominal ultrasound, bronchoscope, gastroscope, colon scope, holter, electrocardiographic monitoring system, biochemical analyzer, dynamic examination of urine stream, hemodialysis and ESWL. ESWL.

    Thanks to the efforts of the staff, 122 scientific research achievements have been obtained since 1980. Among them, 4 won the State Scientific and Technology Progress Award, 33 were awarded by the Ministry of Public of Health and 87 by the Academy of TCM. The couching snaring method for cataract, ^Xiao Zhi Ling Injection for late internal or mixed hemorrhoids ̄ and ^Hua Yu Niao Shi Tang for urinary stone ̄ had won the State Scientific and Technology Progress Award. 35 scientific results han been transferred, 7 new herbal preparations¨ diplomas had been obtained. At present, 192 scientific projects and many clinical trials of new herbal formulas are being undertaken. GAM has developed a series of herbal preparations with remarkable curative effects such as Xiao Zhi Ling Zhu She Ye, Jiang Tang Jia Pian, Jiang Tang Tong Mai Ning Jiao Nang, Jie Shi Ling, Qian Lie Xian Wan, Xiao Long Tong Bi Jiao Nang, Ke Yin Wan, Jian Pi YI Shen Chong JI, Fu Zheng Fang Ai Kou Fu Ye, Fei Liu Ping Gao, Xi Huang Jie Du Jiao Nang, Kang Liu Xiao Yan Jiao Nang, Zheng Gu Zi Jin Dan, Xiao Chuan Gao, Gong Jing Yi Hao Shuang, Ming Mu Xiao Yao Chong Ji and Bing Du Yi Hao Yang Yao Shui, etc.

    Being one of the important windows of international medical exchange, GAM receives many foreign people foe medical treatments, visits, study and academic exchange. The International Clinical and TCM Training Center have trained more than 1000 acupuncturists. Training programs in different aspects such as acupuncture, Chinese massage, and herbal medicine are available for the foreign students.

    After China access to WTO, GAM strengthens the cooperation internationally. It has started its cooperative projects on several subjects of TCM with its foreign partners---Wasada University, Japan; SK, Korea; Tong Shun Hospital, Malaysia; etc. The consultation service for overseas clients through Videoconference systen has been offered and the web site has been founded in the Internet.
Since the carrying out of the opening policy GAM has been making some valuable exploration and much progress has been reached in various aspects, especially in medical treatments, research and education. All these achievements enable this hospital to enter into a new stage in its development. Emphasizing ^the strategy of intellectuals, achievements, quality, characteristics and efficacy ̄ as well as cherishing the hope of fully bringing out the potentialities, the staves of GAM are working heart and soul to make their contribution advantageous to improve the health of people and to promote the development of TCM.


    Address: No. 5 Bei Xian Ge St. Xuan Wu District, Beijing, China
    Post Code: 100053
    Tel: 86-010-88001235
    Fax: 86-010-63014195
    E-mail: futuretcm@yahoo.com  cuitcm@hotmail.com
    Web site: http://www.gamh.com.cn
              http://www.gamhospital.ac.cn

 
Guang¨anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences    ICP:06004389
Add: No.5 BeiXianGe St. XiCheng District BeiJing China   Zip Code:100053