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5th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

May 22-23, 2023 | Tokyo, Japan

Traditional Medicine 2022

Song Zhixiang

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2022 - Song Zhixiang
The Dongfang Dr Song Clinic of Chinese Medicine, China
Title : Modern clinical application of techniques in Traditional Chinese Medicine derived from the former Chinese imperial court by the late Professor Shaoqin Zhao



Professor Zhao was a leading authority in Chinese medicine techniques following three generations of Imperial Physicians in the Qing Dynasty : his father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

We analysed Professor Shaoqin Zhao’s academic theories about febrile disease and internal medicine disease and examined 12 patients’ medical records of three doctors. The doctors were Professor Zhao himself plus two doctors heavily influenced by him: Professor Liukun Li who was taught by Professor Zhao and Dr Song Zhixiang who was taught by Professor Li. The aim was to explore the academic essence of Professor Zhao’s Traditional Chinese Medicine theories and clinical application.


An analysis of the academic theories of Professor Shaoqin Zhao regarding febrile disease:

take condition out of surface while the hot condition just stays at body surface;

take condition out of body while the hot condition remains inside;

take the condition out of body, even the hot condition inside interstitial fluid;

cool the hot ropy blood and make good circulation for blood to spread hot condition out of blood while the hot condition remains inside the blood.

An analysis of the Professor’s theories about hot mixed wet illness: make the wet become air exhaled through lungs and skin first.

Treating internal medical disease in three ways:

help energy-diffusing condition out from the surface and driving condition out through phlegm, stool and urine;

make good circulation for all body energy and blood;

make chest, abdominal and pelvic cavity work well with no stagnation block.

Every condition in the body is ‘Stagnation’ by Professor Zhao’s dialectical viewpoint.  Open the ways of surface and inside the body, drive stagnation away and let energy and blood have good circulation is the key for treating any disease.

Patients’ medical records of the master Professor Zhao and two apprentices Liukun Li and Zhixiang Song show ‘Driving Away Stagnation’ is an effective treatment for patients.


‘Open the ways of the surface and inside the body, drive stagnation away, let energy and blood have good circulation’ is the academic essence of Professor Shaoqin Zhao. The treatment following this academic essence is most effective for patients.


Taking the febrile stagnation out of the body from the surface; making the wet stagnation become air out of the body from lungs; keeping the chest, abdominal and pelvic cavities working well all the time, are important ways to drive stagnation away. ‘Driving Stagnation Away’ is the academic essence of Professor Shaoqin Zhao for treating all conditions.


Dr Song was awarded the prestigious title Chief Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine Physician by the WHO and USESCO-recognised international regulatory body, the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. Dr Song trained in Western medicine at Harbin Medical University and is fully qualified and experienced as a Western doctor. She then gained an MSc at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and was licensed to treat patients in Traditional Chinese Medicine. After further study, Dr Song became one of the few doctors qualified and now experienced in treating patients with a combination of Western and Traditional Chinese techniques. Dr Song worked at Beijing’s Shijitan Hospital for 25 years and the Dr Song Clinic in London for four years. Her clinical work was combined with research with over 30 articles published in academic journals and many presentations made at Chinese and international conferences.