(by: Piatrice Marie M. de la Cruz)
Caritas Christi urget nos!
The College of Pharmacy spearheaded a Seminar-Demonstration on Oriental Medicine with Dr. Sanhajutha Paungmala (Professor, Ayurvededic Medicine) and Dr. Pornprapa Sattayanantapibal (Professor, Traditional Chinese Medicine) from Rangsit University (RSU), Thailand as speakers and demonstrators. With the theme: “Furnishing Holistic Health through Oriental Medicine Practices,” the activity was conducted at the Mo. Madeleine Hall on January 20, 2017. Participated in by Allied Health Sciences' faculty members and students, the undertaking was endeavored as a preparation for the integration of Oriental Medicine in the learning design and engagement of the Allied Health Sciences.
The presentations of the Dr. Paungmala and Dr. Sattayanantapibal emphasized the re-introduction of traditional (oriental) medicine as alternative to synthetic medicine. They also shared that prior to the proliferation of synthetic medicine production brought by the West, the ancestors of the people of the Orient relied on traditional medicine practices as cure to their illnesses. The seminar also highlighted practical and technical demonstrations of the speakers on the application of Oriental Medicine. The open forum provided an avenue for sharing of knowledge and experiences among the speakers and the participants.
The two professors were members of the delegation headed by Dr. Krisana Kraisintu from RSU. They arrived in St. Paul University Philippines (SPUP) along with eight Oriental Medicine student-interns. The activity was a realization of the agreement for SPUP to pioneer Oriental Medicine in the Philippines through the assistance of RSU.