Operation Modes and Inspirations of the TCM-Klinik Bad Kötzting, BUCM
First German Hospital for Traditional Chinese Medicine

 

TCM Hospital Bad Kötzting of BUCM

 

Abstract :

The Kötzting Clinic is the first Chinese medicine hospital integrated into the German healthcare system. This article summarizes the history of the clinic and outlines the conditions of the practice which respects the principles of TCM and uses all methods of TCM : diagnostics, Chinese medicinal remedies , acupuncture, Tuina, individual Qigong.

 

Résumé :

La clinique Kötzting est le premier hôpital de médecine chinoise intégrée dans le système de soins allemand. Cet article résume l’histoire de la clinique et expose les conditions de la pratique qui respecte les principes de la MTC et utilise toutes les méthodes de la MTC : diagnoctics, pharmacopée chinoise, acupuncture, Tuina, diététique, Qigong. 

 

1. History

1991 Opening Ceremony

2003 Academic Exchange Agreement between Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Technical University Munich

2005 creation of consultation

2008 "3rd International Contribution Award of Traditional Chinese Medicine" of WFCMS

2011 1st Forum on Sino-European Cooperation and Development of TCM

2012-2017 2nd to 5th Forum on Sino-European Cooperation and Development of TCM

2013 President Prof. Xu Anlong visiting
Contract of cooperation in research and education in Chinese Medicine between BUCM and Technical University Munich

2013 Contract of cooperation in research and education in Chinese Medicine Between BUCM and Deggendorf Insititute of Technology

2014 Memorandum of Understanding for the Masterstudy in TCM between BUCM and DIT

2014 “Cooperation in the Field of Traditional Chinese Medicine” in the Sino-German Government Agreement

2014 German Public Health Minister Visiting

2016 Opening of the new outpatient clinic

 

2. Kötzting clinic

General facts

-          Government-licensed 75-bed hospital

-          Every year about 1000 inpatients 

-          Over 90 % of the inpatients are fully covered by the statutory health insurance

-          Average age is 54 years, about 70 % are females

-          Average duration of the chief complaint is 11 years

-          The modal length of stay is about 4 weeks


Chinese Medical Team

-          3 Physicians                      

-          2 Acupuncture doctors

-          2 Tuina doctors

-          1 Qigong doctor 

-          2 Pharmacists

-          1 Nurse


Pathology

-          Long time west medicine treatment no effect

-          Long medical history and complex

-          Multiple diseases suffering

-          Many kinds medication taking

-          Many times operation, etc.

 

Treatment method

-          Chinese herbs

-          Acupuncture and moxibustion

-          Tuina

-          Qigong

 

Combination of internal and external, comprehensive treatment, complementary advantages

-          Internal and external combination

-          Comprehensive Treatment

-          Complementary advantages

 

Global  Assessment of the therapy effect by patients
  2008
- 2017    (n= 9497)

 

Therapy result

good/

very good

moderate

no

after 3 – 4 weeks treatment in TCM-Hospital Bad Kötzting

65,3 %

31,2 %

3,5 %

after 6 months

68,5 %

24,7%

6,8 %

 

Global assessment of the therapy effect for different diagnosis

 

Diagnose

n

after 4 weekstreatment

after 12 month

Fibromyalgia syndrome

532

69,30%

72,10%

Migraine

441

65,10%

53,90%

Lower back pain

376

69,70%

51,70%

Cervical syndrome

164

66,70%

67,00%

Asthma

146

63,70%

68,60%

Psychosomatic disorders

132

52,00%

70,00%

Inactive period due to sick leave (n=1.866)

 

one year before admission   47.172 days of disability

one year after dismissal   23.427 days of disability

difference                23.745 days

the period of disability was reduced more than 50 %

reduction per patient      13 days of disability

 

Does it save money?

At

admission

1 year after

discharge

the amount of “conventional” drugs decreased

 

50 %

Number of patients consulting at least once a physician in the past year

“conventional” physician

“complementary”physician

 

 

 

61,1 %

43,2 %

 

 

 

48,6 %

33,5 %

Number of patients unable to work because
of the principal complaint in the past year

42,6 %

16,4 %

 

Statistical evaluation of inpatients of an insurance company

average costs per insured patient

in the year before admission              425 € monthly

in the year after dismissal                213 € monthly

saved money                          212 € monthly

 

3. Research and articles

Research in Standard of Chinese Herbal Medicine

Is Chinese Medicine Safe?

Translation of Basic Nomenclature of Chinese Medicine into International Standard
Chinese-German  

 

4. Education and Training

1987 first TCM seminars teached by chinese professors

1993 Foundation of the TCM-School at TCM-Hospital Bad Kötzting

Seminar series "Practice of TCM" for German doctors (240)

Seminar Series "Chinese Tuina therapy" for physical therapists and osteopaths (140)

207 special seminars on TCM

From 2019 on: Postgraduate Master-Program TCM including bedside training at TCM-Klinik Bad Kötzting

 

5. New type of medical organization

-          integration of western and Chinese medicine

-          evaluation of patients data

-          patient education including health portal

-          cooperation with resident doctors

-          doctor education

 

SEPPSino-European Prevention Program

 

6. Inspirations

1. one core

- Efficacy as core

 

2. two persistence

- Utilization of TCM theories & concept

- Adherence to the strengths of TCM

 
3. three aspects

- High quality TCM medical services

- Education

- Research

 

 4. four attitudes

- Mutual Respect

- Close Cooperation

- Learn from each other

- Harmony but not Uniformity

 

Jingzhang DAI

Directeur de l’hôpital de MTC du Bad Kötzting of BUCM, Allemagne. En 1988, il est diplômé de l'Université de MTC de Pékin, où il a travaillé au Département de Médecine Interne de l'hôpital Dongzhimen, en tant que résident, médecin traitant et médecin en chef / professeur. Depuis 2002, il est doyen chinois et professeur à l'hôpital allemand Kristin de l'Université de MTC de Pékin. Il a participé aux projets nationaux de recherche "Septième plan quinquennal" et "Huitième plan quinquennal" et au niveau ministériel, l'un des chefs de file des projets de recherche nationaux "Dixième plan quinquennal". Il a été chef des disciplines clés et des spécialités clés de l'administration d'État de la MTC, et a remporté trois prix de progrès scientifique et technologique aux niveaux provincial et ministériel. Rédacteur en chef de "Chinese Medicine Nephrology", il est également membre exécutif du présidium de la Fédération mondiale des sociétés de médecine chinoise ; vice-président du comité professionnel des maladies rénales et du diabète; directeur exécutif du comité d'éducation et d'examen de la médecine chinoise et du comité professionnel des services de médecine chinoise