Newsletter: Visiting China’s Mongolian Medicine Capital: National health and national culture should be thriving
China News Service, Liaoning, May 31st, title: Visiting the capital of Mongolian medicine in China: national health and national culture should be thriving here
Author Ma Zhiyuan and Zhang Linhu
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region The eastern city of Tongliao is an important birthplace of Mongolian culture and Mongolian medicine civilization, so it is named “China’s Mongolian Medicine Capital”. The local area has the most concentrated Mongolian population in China, and people’s demand for Mongolian Chinese medicine services has been growing. Recently, the reporter visited Tongliao City to learn about the local Mongolian traditional Chinese medicine service, industrial development, cultural inheritance and talent training of Mongolian traditional Chinese medicine.
The picture shows the production line of a local Mongolian medicine enterprise. Ma Zhiyuan Photo
Cow horn cupping, bloodletting, nectar bath, Mongolian medicine fumigation… In the Rehabilitation and Health Hospital of the Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities, Mongolian medicine characteristic therapies are effective in the treatment of some diseases, prevention and health care, etc. Welcomed by the local people. As the public’s demand for Mongolian Chinese medicine services grows, medical services led by Mongolian Chinese Medicine Hospitals are developing in a multi-level direction. According to data, all general hospitals in Tongliao City, more than 90% of Sumu town health centers and community health centers have Mongolian Chinese medicine departments; more than 80% of Gacha village clinics and community health service stations can provide Mongolian Chinese medicine services.
The reporter learned during the visit that China’s largest Mongolian medicine production base and Mongolian medicinal material planting base are both in Tongliao, and more than 50% of China’s Mongolian medicines are also produced in Tongliao. Because of such rich soil, the development of Mongolian Chinese medicine industry in Tongliao City has unique advantages.
The picture shows the local people receiving special Mongolian medicine treatment at the Rehabilitation and Health Hospital of Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities. Photo by Ma Zhiyuan
In recent years, the Mongolian traditional Chinese medicine industry in Tongliao City has made great progress, with the total output value of the entire industry chain reaching 3.84 billion yuan (RMB, the same below). Among them, the planting area of the primary industry has reached 508,000 mu; by the end of 2020, the production enterprises have achieved an output value of 2.04 billion yuan; from the perspective of the tertiary industry, the Mongolian traditional Chinese medicine service industry system is sound, and the industrial integration is on the rise.
Xiao Qiang, director of Tongliao City’s Mongolian Traditional Chinese Medicine Industry Development Office, said: “The next step is to build a tens of billions of Mongolian traditional Chinese medicine industrial clusters in Tongliao City, and achieve an output value of more than 15 billion by the end of the 14th Five-Year Plan. ”
The Mongolian traditional Chinese medicine industry has a bright future, and the cultivation of reserve talents is the key to its development. The reporter learned from Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities that the school currently has China’s first Mongolian pharmacy doctoral program and has established a complete education system from undergraduate to master and doctoral training. In addition to Mongolian medicine, there are also majors such as pharmaceutical preparations and bone trauma. The scale and level of talent training are meeting the needs of social development.
p >The picture shows the local people receiving special Mongolian medicine treatment at the Rehabilitation and Health Hospital of Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities. Ma Zhiyuan Photo
“In Mongolian medicine and Mongolian medicine, the entire talent training system is very complete. Therefore, the scale and level of our talent training can basically meet the needs of our entire economic and social development. Our task now is to not only cultivate talents in Mongolian medicine for our country, but also train talents for the world.” said Qirimaitu, secretary of the Party Committee of the Mongolian Medicine College of Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities.
Qiri Maitu led the reporter to visit the Mongolian Medicine Exhibition Hall in the museum of the school. Here, the development of Mongolian medicine in different historical periods is shown through objects, words, and pictures.
Qirimaitu said: “Mongolian medicine and Mongolian medicine are an important part of our Mongolian traditional culture. Mongolian medicine and Mongolian medicine are among our Mongolian people, including other ethnic minorities living in Inner Mongolia. Among the masses, there is a very market and popular. Our masses’ demand for Mongolian medicine and Mongolian medicine is increasing. Our inheritance, protection and development of Mongolian medicine and Mongolian medicine are actually to contribute to our local people and satisfy The health needs of our people.”
Tongliao City is just a microcosm of Inner Mongolia. As Qirimaitu said, as the first ethnic minority autonomous region established under the leadership of the Communist Party of China, Inner Mongolia has not only inherited and carried forward the excellent traditional culture of ethnic minorities, but also inherited and developed the traditional culture of Mongolian medicine. The organic integration with medical undertakings effectively guarantees the people’s health rights and interests. (End)