Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine comprises of 3 parts of Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine University China Medicine Association Medicine History Museum, Chinese Medicine Specimen Exhibition Hall and University History Exhibition Hall.
Go forward along the engraving and you will arrive at the main hall of the museum. An abstract sculpture of the theory of the five elements will come into view in the center of the lobby. Behind the central sculpture is a relief carving of Jing, Qi and Shen. Jing, Qi and Shen are regarded as the three vital elements of the human body. Jing is the "essence" and considered the source of life. They are derived from ancient Chinese philosophical concepts formed before the birth of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
After looking around, turn left and go upstairs. Here you will find the Medical History Hall, which is the earliest and largest on Traditional Chinese Medicine history in China. It was founded in July 1938. The hall presents the development of Traditional Chinese Medicine chronologically during the last 5,000 years. The Specimen Hall of Chinese Herbal Medicine founded in 1958. More than 3,000 specimens of Chinese herbal medicine and ready-made herbal products are displayed here. You can see the select herbal or animal medicines, distinguish rare medicinal herbs from counterfeits, learn the names of different TCM, answer questions about TCM and the museum on LCD screens, watch films or attend lectures on TCM in this hall. Besides, you’ll learn the course of the University’s development from May 1966 to October 1976 during the Cultural Revolution in the Exhibition Hall of the History of the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
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