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The Extra Mile: Dr Ling’s PhD and His Impact on PCOS Treatment

Dr Ling has finished the hard work and the celebration is complete! On the 14 May 2017, Dr Ling passed his PhD panel interview. This review took place at the Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese medicine (GUCM).

(Professor Li Sai Mei and Dr Ling in the teaching room.)

On the 23rd of June, GUCM awarded Dr Ling his doctorate degree in Chinese medicine. Dr Ling’s PHD thesis was on the treatment of Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) using classical Chinese medicine. In particular, the classical Chinese medicine called ‘Shang Han Lun’.  ‘Shang han lun’ today uses the same formula it did 2,000 years. Unchanged it still achieves outstanding clinical results for many current clinical conditions.

(Professor Li Sai Mei & Dr Scott Ling Department of endocrinology patient ward of First Affiliated Hospital of GUCM)

The graduation ceremony at GUCM was a huge event with 4,000 plus students. The degrees included undergraduates, masters and doctorates. A humbling experience!

Introduction to Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine

Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine was originally founded in 1956. In 1995 it changed it’s name to Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GZUCM). GZUCM is one of the four oldest Chinese Medicine higher education institutes in China. It is also one of the first higher education institutes approved to award master and doctorate degrees in China.  At present, there are around 23,000 students and 4,668 faculties. Over fifty years, GUCM has become a modern comprehensive Chinese medicine (CM) institute. An Institute of higher education and research. It consists of 14 colleges and offers 16 undergraduate specialties.

(Professor Li Sai Mei and Dr Ling at the graduation ceremony)

Dr Scott Ling graduated from GUCM under the supervision of Professor Li Sai Mei. His clinical internship was at the First Affiliated hospital of GUCM. In particular, the Shang han lun and endocrinology department. The endocrinology department is lead by Professor Li Sai Mei. It uses ‘Shang han lun’ in the treatment of diabetes both serious and chronic. Without pharmaceutical drugs this successful treatment helps maintain a good quality of life.

Introduction to First Affiliated Hospital of GUCM

GUCM is one of the largest hospitals in Guangzhou integrating Chinese and western medicine. With 2200 beds, it handles 3.1 million outpatients and over 50k inpatients per year. In 2003, the hospital was at the fore front of SARS treatment with Chinese medicine. GUCM treated 73 cases of confirmed SARS diseases with outstanding treatment results. Zero death, zero cross contamination and zero residue side effects of the disease.

(Professor Li Sai Mei and Dr Ling at the entrance of GZUCM)

Dr Ling will take a well-earned break from studying and focus on his family and clinical work…. time to consider the next PhD venture when the moment is right.

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Dr Scott Ling
Dr. Scott Ling is the Chief Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist and the founder of Sustain Health. He holds a PHD Doctorate Degree in Chinese medicine from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. Dr Ling’s extensive qualifications also include a Master of Reproductive Medicine (western medicine). Due to his unique medical background, Dr Ling’s approach stresses on the integration of Chinese and Western medicine to ensure patients get the greatest benefits from the best of both medical systems.
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