At 06:01 PM 10/2/01 -0700, Jeff wrote:
>I appreciated Bryan Moss's reminder to look to the
>identities and motivations of those who commissioned
>the "research". [...]
>(Noting the venue of the research, ie
>Korea, I wonder, "Could have been commissioned by the
Did you also note the details at the end?
< None of the researchers are employed by religious organizations and were
not asked by religious groups to perform the study. Dr. Kwang Y. Cha,
director of the Cha Hospital and an associate research scientist at OB/GYN
at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, funded the
research through his hospital. >
Google couldn't find Kwang Y. Cha, except in the original Eureka ref. But
Cha Hospital sounds a tad dodgy, given that it's the provenance of Dr Cha.
Cha Hospital symposium examines
future of alternative medicine
The College of Medicine at Pochon Cha
University hosted a symposium titled "Traditional
and Alternative Medicine in the 21st Century"
yesterday at the Pundang Cha Hospital, south of
Seoul. Experts from 7 countries, including the
United States, China, Japan, France, United
Kingdom and India presented their findings and
opinions at the symposium.
Cha Kwang-yul, currently professor at Columbia
University in New York, organized this
symposium with the purpose to provide
information on the development of research done
in alternative medicine and its emergence in the
international medical arena.
The symposium consisted of two sessions.
Session one, titled "Factors that affect practice and
research of traditional medicine," was moderated
by Daniel Eskinazi from the Rosenthal Center for
Complementary and Alternative Medicine at
Columbia University. He also presented
"Overview of factors that shape practice and
research of alternative and traditional medicine"
as the first paper of the session.
Later on in the session, Fredi Kronenberg from
the same institution made a presentation on
"Academic/funding perspectives in developing
alternative medicine: Th experience of the
Rosenthal Center." Papers were also read by Gail
Mahady from University of Illinois, Cui Meng
from China Academy of Traditional Chinese
Medicine, Kazuhiko Horiguchi from Kawado
Clinic for Kampo and Acupuncture in Japan, U.
G. Geeta from Foundation for Revitalization of
Local Health Traditions in India, Bruce Madge
from the British Library and Chang Ill-moo from
Seoul National University. Jean Bossy's paper was
read by Eskinazi as she was not able to attend the
The second session was on "Traditional and
alternative medicine in Korea," with Korean
speakers on the trend of practice of traditional and
alternative medicine. Kim Chong-yul,
ex-president of Kyunghee Medical College
presided over the session. An overview was given
by Chun Sae-il of Yonsei University. The session
dealt with the bio-energy of Korean traditional
foods, Korean acupuncture techniques, Korean
QuiKong, Korean medicine and the affects in
integrating traditional medicine and modern
The Pundang Cha General Hospital is the one of
the first hospitals in Korea to conduct
collaborated treatment of modern and traditional
medicine, which accounts for its hosting the
event. Pochon Cha University was the first in
Korea to open alternative medicine as an official
subject in its curriculum.
The organizer, Cha Kwang-yul, was the first
president of the university and is an active scholar
in the field of alternative medicine at Columbia
University in the U.S.
and for more on Dr Cha and his team (not witch doctors, or not only witch
The C.C. (Cha Columbia)
Infertility Center is a direct
extension of the Infertility Medical
Center of the Cha General Hospital
in Seoul, Korea. Headed by
internationally renowned clinician and researcher Dr.
Kwang-Yul Cha, the C.C. Infertility Center provides
specialized care to our Korean community.
In 1989, we received the grand prize at the American
Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) annual
meeting for the first successful delivery in the world
after using immature oocyte. Our pregnancy rate is
over 25% using immature oocyte in Polycystic
Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or Ovum Donation
program while reducing costs by not administering
super-ovulation medications during the IVF
program. We are also well known for successful
pregnancies by being the first in the world at using
the newly established oocyte vitrification method. An
award was given in 1998 by ASRM for this
accomplishment. Again in 1998, we received a grand
prize by ASRM for developing laparoscopic tubal
reanastomosis. We are one of the most advanced and
cost-effective fertility centers in the country with high
This is linked to Columbia University, not Bog Extension College, Jerkville.
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