國際醫學科學研究基金會 (Foundation for East-West Medicine) 於民國77年9月19日由一群熱心的社會人士所組成，78年4月8日正式設立。本基金會的成立，是希望集合各界力量，以尖端科技開發傳統醫學精華；溝通並結合傳統醫學與現代醫學的原理與技術，開闢醫學新領域；更進一步的粹取東西方醫學精華使其相輔相成，增進全人類的健康。
FOUNDATION FOR EAST-WEST MEDICINE
In recognition of the benefits to b derived from a study, comparison and Integration of the concepts and practices of Asian traditional medicine and those of contemporary Western medicine, the foundation for East West Medicine has been established by a group of philanthropic private. citizens in this community in order to:
(a) Devalope traditional medicine using the scientific high technology.
(b) Study, Investigate, Interpret and, where possible, Integrate the concepts and practices of traditional and contemporary medicine.
(c) Promote and support throughout the geographical area encompassed by the Asian-American complex the adaptation and use of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative technologies which may be appropriate for specific national or ethnic systems and Institutions.
(1) Coordinate research proposals in the field covered by the objectives from various resarch Institutions and to facilitate their completion and publication
(2) Initiate new research proposals.
(3) Colicet and desseminate of Information relating to the objectives of the foundation Publish newsletters in both Chinese and English in order to facilitate the communication of the researchers world wide.
(4) Provide associated education and training to a broad spectrum of health care workers.
Facilitate the activities to be self-sufficient.
Integrate the results of the research which are considered established into the medical textbooks and literatures. Incorporate appropriate traditional practices which are by the clinical trails into the general system of health care.
While Western concepts have succesfully revolutionized many health care systems and techniques in recent generations, it has long been recognized that traditional systems of medicine have always been an integral part of all human cultures. In many countries traditional medicine provided the main continuing source of health care especially in the rural areas. The World Health Organization, for instance, has placed great emphasis on the promotion and development of Traditional Medicine as part of its global strategy.
Many countries legally recognize Traditional Medicine as a system of health care delivery in s own right. India, Sri Lanka, Egypt and the Sudan are examples, Among the many practices of Traditional Medicine found in Asia, those of China have an accumulation of knowledge and cllnical experience dating back three thousand years.
Even so, In this day and age all practices of Traditional Medicine seem to lack the ingredient of successfully exploiting the disoveries that modern science has placed before t ore the world in very rapid succession.
There is an urgent need to close this gap, not only from the standpoint of that large part of the world which depends upon traditional practices for its health care but from the standpoint of that part of the world which i embraces Western medical concepts totally and which might well benefit from a reasoned and tested Integration.
In the Republic of China, the Traditional Chinese doctors are licensed as well as the Western tralned physicans. The use of herbal midicine is well accepted. However International cooperation in this field are urgently needed in Jan. 1 1988, a Center for East-West Medicine on the Manoa Campus of the University of Hawall was being Sablished Julla J. Tsuel, M. D, Professor Emeritus, School of R f Public Health, was named co-derictor of the Center.
The objectives and goal of the Center are quite similer to this Foundation. Many of the research work are jointly operated with the National Yang-Ming Medical College, Veterans General Hospital, China Medical College and other expertice of this country. To support of this Center could be considered as one of the main goals of this Foundation
In order to assure the steability of the funding of this Foundation, the contributors are encouraged to give long term support by committing yearly donations. The activitive of the Foundation will be provided on a self-sufficlect bases.
There will be four working committees established in the first phase, namely Research, Development, Education and Publishing and Health Promotion
Three years short term plan
1. Research: Two general areas of research will be coordinated and desined
A Bloenergetic study: Approximately five to ten research proposals will be coordinated in the areas of scientific observation, leterature search, and community needs investigations
B. Herbal Remedy study five to ten research proposals will be coodrinated in the area of Investigation of the efficacy and safety of herbal remedies for anti-viral or immunity-enhancing treatments.
A Fund raising
B.Establish system for derelopment of the foundation activities for self-sufficiency.
3 Education and Publication
A.Publish newsletter In Chinese and English
B.Publish and transtale related literatures and books.
4 Health Promotion
Seminars for gaining knowledge and specific skills in the related areas will be given Services for health promotion using the established traditional practice will be provided.