Dr. Yong TAN: Renowned expert in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) gynecological diseases , Professor at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, PhD Tutor, Chief Physician of the Reproductive Medicine Department at Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Director of Institute of Reproductive Rhythm Regulation at Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Renowned TCM Doctor, Vice President of the Reproductive Medicine Professional Committee of Chinese Medical Association (CMA) and Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine, Vice President of the Gynecology Professional Committee of China Association of Chinese Medicine, Vice Chairman of the Gynecology Professional Committee of National Medicine Association of CMA, Vice President of the Association of Reproductive Medicine of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, Executive Director of Jiangsu Association of Chinese Medicine, Chairman of the Association of Reproductive Medicine at Jiangsu Province Cooperation of Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital, Director of Master Xia Guicheng’s Office of Famous Veteran TCM Doctor, Mentor from the 6th batch of mentors of the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Dr. Tan has been studying TCM gynecology and has obtained her master degree in medicine under the mentorship of the national renowned gynecologist, Prof. Boxuan Qian, and the master of TCM, Prof. Guicheng Xia. She has studied abroad from 1900 to 1997, then returned back to China after obtaining her PhD degree. With her solid knowledge in reproductive endocrinology, Dr. Tan has taken the lead in starting assisted reproductive technology (ART) with integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine. Her main field of research was about reproductive disorders such as infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, miscarriage, premature ovarian failure, ART, etc.
Dr. Tan has hosted multiple scientific research projects by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Doctoral Research Foundation, the Eleventh Five-Year Plan,the Twelfth Five-Year Plan, and more. She has won first and second prizes for the Jiangsu Provincial and Ministerial Science and Technology Progress Award, first prize for the Science and Technology Progress Award of the Ministry of Education, the Li Shizhen Medical Innovation Award, first prize for the Jiangsu Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine’s Science and Technology Progress Award, and more. She has published 200 scientific papers. Dr. Tan is a renowned professor and the leader of TCM gynecology discipline of the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is also the chief expert of the TCM gynecology learning platform by the Jiangsu Provincial Health Commission.
This lecture will elaborate on the formation of blood-stasis-type dysmenorrhea, its related western medicine diseases, TCM approach and strategies in clinic, three major treatment principles, and analysis typical case studies to demonstrate their applications. Patients with endometriosis, adenomyosis, pelvic inflammation may all suffer from dysmenorrhea and blood-stasis is the main pattern identified. Pain reduction is only treating the branch, practitioners must treat the root by regulating menstrual cycles, systemically balancing yin and yang, especially focusing on recovering yang during pre-menstrual phase, and paying attention to heart shen and openness. Herbal formulas and different types of yang herbs will be thoroughly discussed in this lecture to guide practitioners finding the best prescription to treat their patients.