The School of Traditional Medicine, National Medical University of Mongolia is the leading training and research specialized center to provide training programs, foster researches on traditional medicine, treatment facilities and manufacture drugs based on traditional recipe.

The main responsibility of the School of Traditional Medicine covers the following activities:

· Graduate traditional medical students with university education who able to manage medical services and work at the educational and research fields

· Act as an organization serving for doctor’s training courses and consulting on traditional medicine

· Provide and control professional assistance to the state and private medical departments on training, treatment, production of traditional herbal medicines with animal and mineral origin

· Study ancient traditional system of medicine in all aspects and determine it’s scientific research foundations

· Research the effectiveness of combined method of traditional medical diagnostics, treatment and preventive principles associated with the modern method treatment, thereby upgrade the quality of treatment and medical services

· Carry out the tasks assigned by the government through scientific projects on traditional medicine

· Offer professional certification to postgraduate advanced full training courses on traditional therapy and acupuncture a licensure of practical acupuncture in Mongolia

Brief history of the School of Traditional Medicine

In the beginning of the 20th century Mongolia received her independence and revival period took shape in Mongolia. The tendency of combining the two medicines was on rise. Unfortunately, the government policy followed the Russian school and traditional medicine was neglected. Traditional medicine could able to get shelter, keep it’s knowledge and skills preserved in homes of old lamas.

The foundation of the scientific laboratory of traditional medicine in 1959 was the most important step to promote research and education.

In the period of democracy, the government took more attention on tradition, culture and scientific heritage of the country. Therefore, the School of Traditional Medicine was the first established as the Traditional Medical Department of the National Medical University of Mongolia in 1989.

In 2000 the Traditional Medical Department was separated from the National Medical University of Mongolia and reorganized into the School of Traditional Medicine.

The School of Traditional Medicine has the following three departments:

  • 1. Department of Basic Science of Traditional Medicine
  • 2. Department of Traditional Therapy and Prescription
  • 3. Department of Internal Medicine

The Traditional Medicine departments are majoring in the following areas:

1. Department of Basic Science of Traditional Medicine

  • Collect information from old literature and study fundamental principles of traditional medicine
  • Teach basic theoretical subjects
  • Teach Tibetan language
  • Teach botany

 

2. Department of Traditional Therapy and Prescription

  • Teach the subjects: traditional medical prescriptions and herbs with animal and mineral origin, traditional massage techniques of Baria Zasal, acupuncture
  • moxibustion, blood-letting, spring water and balneotherapy, and yoga exercises
  • Phytochemistry and pharmacology study to strive for obtaining active principles from natural medical materials and standardize new preparations
  • Exploration and cultivation of medical plants to undergo resource management in cultivation, collection and utilization
  • Research production of new medicines from traditional recipes.

3. Department of Internal Medicine

  • Teach traditional diagnostic methods
  • Teach treatment methods for internal medicine

4. Medical Education Affair

  • Organizes all training programs and training curriculum for students
  • Monitor lecturers’ knowledge and training standards
  • Conduct the theoretical, practical training and seminars for doctors to improve treatment quality

Faculty members of The School of Traditional Medicine


President Prof. N.Tumurbaatar, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr.N.Tumurbaatar is the President of the School of Traditional Medicine, National Medical University of Mongolia. He is also a General Specialist on Oriental Medicine of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Dr.N.Tumurbaatar graduated from the Medical University in 1971 and worked as a neurologist and acupuncture specialist at the State Central Hospital of Ulaanbaatar. From 1981-1984 he continued his studies at the Institute of Health of USSR, where he concluded his dissertation and received his Ph.D. Degree on Brain blood supply deficiency caused by cervical osteochondrosis. He obtained two years of training at the Medical Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Beijing, China. He is the author of 6 books and currently supervising a scientific research project on “ The Five Traditional Treatment of Mongolian Medicine”.


Vice –president, Chief educational Officer Ass prof. S. Sededdulam, M.D., Ph.D

Dr.S. Sededdulam graduated from the Medical University in 1982 as a pediatrician. Since 1983 she is working as a lecturer of the School of Traditional Medicine. In 1999 she has received Ph.Degree in Medical education. She teaches pediatrics and acupuncture treatment.

Chief academic officer D.Tsend-Ayush, MD., Ph.D

Scientific Secretary
Head of Department of Basic Science of Traditional Medicine

Dr. D.Tsend-Ayush graduated from the Medical University of Mongolia in 1996 as a Doctor of Traditional Medicine. She has been recruited as a faculty member at the School of Traditional Medicine in 1996. She gained her Ph.D on Herbal medicine in 2001. She teaches Theory of Mongolian Medicine and Tibetan language.

Head of Department of Traditional S. Oldokh, M.D

Therapy and Prescription

Dr. S.Oldokh graduated from the Medical University of Mongolia in 1991as a General Practitioner. Since 1991 he has been working as a lecturer of the School of Traditional Medicine. He teaches Mongolian Traditional Prescription and Acupuncture Treatment.

Head of Department of Internal Medicine S. Seesregdorj, M.D

Dr. S. Seesregdorj graduated from the Medical University in 1993 as a Doctor of Traditional Medicine.Since 1993 he has been working as lecturer of the School of Traditional Medicine. He teaches Traditional Internal Medicine.


Lecturers of Department of Basic Science of Traditional Medicine

B. Khurelchuluun, M.D

B. Khurelchuluun graduated from the State National University in 1973 as a botanist.

Since 1991 she has been working at the School of Traditional Medicine. She teaches botany and row materials of traditional medicine.

B. Lagshmaa, M.D

Dr. B. Lagshmaa has graduated from the Second Moscow Medical Institute, USSR in 1991 as a General Practitioner. She has been working in the School of Traditional Medicine as a lecturer since 1996. She teaches the subject of Acupuncture Treatment.

Ya. Ganbayar
Dr.Ya.Ganbayar graduated from the Medical University in 1990. He has been working as a lecturer at the School of Traditional Medicine since 1997. He teaches Traditional Internal Medicine and Basic theory of Mongolian Medicine.



Lecturers of Department of Traditional Therapy and Prescription

N. Oyuntsetseg, M.D

Dr. N. Oyuntsetseg graduated from the Medical University of Mongolia in 1996 as a Doctor of Traditional Medicine and she has been recruited as a faculty member at the School of Traditional Medicine from 1997. She teaches Traditional Therapy and Acupuncture Treatment.

U. Batchimeg, M.D

Dr. U. Batchimeg graduated from the Medical University of Mongolia in 1996 as a Doctor of Traditional Medicine and she has been recruited as a faculty member at the School of Traditional Medicine from 2000. She teaches the subject of Row Materials with animal and mineral origin and yoga treatment.

Lecturers of Department of Internal Medicine

D. Chuluunchimeg, M.D

Dr.D. Chuluunchimeg graduated from the Medical University in 1974 as a General Practitioner. She has been recruited to the School of Traditional Medicine since 1988. She is majoring in Diagnostics of traditional medicine.

D.Tserendagva, M.D, Ph.D

D. Tserendagva graduated from the Medical University in 1993 as a Doctor of Traditional Medicine.Since 1993 he has been working as lecturer of the School of Traditional Medicine. He gained his Ph.D on Internal medicine in 2000. He teaches Traditional Internal Medicine.


S. Khishigjargal, M.D
Dr.S. Khishigjargal graduated from the Medical University in 1991 as a General Practitioner. She has been recruited to the School of Traditional Medicine since 1994. She is majoring in internal medicine and traditional food.


Ch. Chimedragchaa, M.D
Dr. Ch. Chimedragchaa has graduated from the Medical University of Mongolia in 1996 as a Doctor of Mongolian Traditional Medicine. Since 1996 he has been working at the School of Traditional Medicine. He teaches the subject of Traditional Internal Medicine.


The School of Traditional Medicine includes Medical Education Affair, Library and Traditional Medical Clinic Hospital.

Library

There are over1000 volumes of up-to date traditional medical books, old literature, monographs, textbooks, reference books and bound periodicals. Some of them are printed in Tibetan, English and Russian languages.

Traditional Medical Clinical Hospital

Traditional Medical Clinical Hospital consists of out-patient and in-patient departments. The recovery rate at the Traditional Medical Hospital reaches up to 85-90%. There are also modern medical equipment and laboratory facilities. The therapeutic methods using in our hospital are mostly traditional medicines produced from the herbs, animals and minerals, traditional massage techniques such as Baria Zasal (gentle massage, hot oil, broth, milk, spring water massage, massage for different parts of body), acupuncture (general, electroacupuncture, fluid needling, hot needling, gold and silver needling), moxibustion, blood-letting, spring water and balneotherapy, yoga exercises. The main philosophy of our treatment lies in close relation between doctor and patient, so we don’t have nurses and everything we prescribe for patients all natural and it doesn’t harm human body.


Educational Program

The School of Traditional Medicine conducts graduate and postgraduate training. At the School of Traditional Medicine students receive qualification on traditional medicine through six year program, and the whole program consists of two year basic science program and four year traditional and modern medicine program in clinics.

Students collect 190 credits and after graduation he/she receives Oriental Medical Doctor’s Degree. The curriculum consists of the following 3 parts:

  • · Basic science 32 credits (17%)
  • · Basic medical science 57 credits (30%)
  • · Clinical subjects 101 credits (53%)

In the postgraduate training there are residency programs, continuous courses on specialties and doctorate programs for 2-3 years.

Today, main 3 types of the postgraduate training carry out by the center.

Training type
Duration / Credit ours
1
Residency training / tutorial training /
1-3 years, 30 credits per year
2
General practitioner’s training /small group training /
3 months
3
Advanced training / both tutorial and small group training /
1-3 months

 

Research works

Scientific research presentations

“Urine investigation in the Western medicine”
N. Tumurbaatar
D.Tserendagva
Proceedings of 39th Scientific research conference for Faculties of the National Medical University 1997

“Measuring blood iron level in chronic hepatitis with viral origin and traditional treatment of high iron level in blood”
N. Tumurbaatar
D.Tserendagva
Ya.Dagvadorj
Proceedings of 40th Scientific research conference for Faculties of the National Medical University 1998

“ Determine level of some microelements in plasma of Mongolians”
N. Tumurbaatar
D.Tserendagva
S.Sededdulam
Proceedings of 40th Scientific research conference for Faculties of the National Medical University 1998

Issue of two- valent iron proxidant actions in certain liver diseases
N.Tumurbaatar
D.Tserendagva
M.Ambaga
B. Tsendee
S. Oldokh
Proceedings of 41th Scientific research conference for Faculties of the National Medical University 1999

“ Liver protective action of Degd –3”
B.Sarantsesteg
M. Ambaga
N. Tumurbaatar
D. Tserendagva
S. Seespegdorj
Proceedings of research conference on National pharmaceutical production, pharmaceutics and chemical research of herbs, 2000, page 81

“Studies of macro-micro elements of certain types of Degd”
B. Tsendee
D. Tserendagva
U. Batjargal
Proceedings of research conference on National pharmaceutical production, pharmaceutics and chemical research of herbs, 2000, page 85

“The membrane mechanism of blood letting therapy”
D. Tserendagva
M. Ambaga
B. Sarantsetseg
Proceedings of international symposium on Biologically active matters and pharmacology, 2000

“Influence of anti-impotence –3 preparation on the immune response reaction”
M. Ambaga
D. Tserendagva
Kim Ki Chang
B. Sarantsetseg
Proceedings of international symposium on Biologically active matters and pharmacology, 2000

“Concentration of some microelements under bloodletting therapy during acute hepatitis in rats”
M. Ambaga
B. Sarantsesteg
D. Tserendagva
First Mongolian -Russian International Medical Symposium, page 67 June 19-21, 2000, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

“ Immuno-correction effect of traditional medical bloodletting therapy”
M. Ambaga
B. Sarantsetseg
N. Tumurbaatar
D. Tserendagva
First Mongolian -Russian International Medical Symposium, page 41, June 19-21, 2000, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

“ Liver protective action of traditional bloodletting therapy”
N. Tumurbaatar
D. Tserendagva
B. Sarantsetseg
S. Ulziisaikhan
Proceedings of the Scientific research conference on occasion of 10th year anniversary of private health sector, 2000 page 27-32

“ Actions of Degd –3 herbal medicine in warm production”
M. Ambaga
B. Sarantsetseg
D. Tserendagva
U.Batchimeg
S. Seesregdorj
Proceedings of the Scientific research conference on occasion of 10th year anniversary for Membrane system of khii, shar, badgana, 2000 page 42

“Immuno-suppressive quality of erythrocytes and impact of bloodletting therapy”
N. Tumurbaatar
M. Ambaga
D. Tserendagva
B.Sarantsetseg
Proceedings of the Scientific research conference on occasion of 10th year anniversary for Membrane system of khii, shar, badgana, 2000 page 30

“Surgical procedures used in Mongolian Traditional Medicine”
N.Tumurbaatar
Ya. Ganbayar
Proceedings of 43th Scientific research conference for Faculties of the National Medical University April, 2001


· Books and brochures

“Four fundamentals of medicine – it’s teaching methodology, and relevant interpretations”
Book 28.5 printing pages, February, 2001
Ya.Ganbayar

“Hand-out for Traditional medicine recipe”
Book 23.5 printing pages, November, 2001
Ya.Ganbayar

“Method of diagnostics and treatment for headache in eastern and western medicine”
Book 15 printing pages, 2000
N.Tumurbaatar, D.Tserendagva
B. Lagshmaa, S.Oldokh

“Hand acupuncture”
Book 6 printing pages, 2001
N.Tumurbaatar
S.Sededdulam

“Standard of Acupuncture and Moxibustion points”
Book 32.5 printing pages, 2001
N.Tumurbaatar
S.Sededdulam


Technical and Research Cooperation

The international collaboration covers the following aspects:

  1. Accept technical assistance in supply of equipment, instruments, and introduce a new Technology.
  2. Exchange up to date information and training materials
  3. Exchange of faculty members
  4. Conduct a joint research on the field of traditional medicine
  5. Organize joint international meetings, seminars and symposiums in areas of traditional medicine

Contact address

School of Traditional Medicine
Box 601
Ulaanbaatar 211049
Mongolia

Tel 976-11-343013
Fax 976-11-343013

E-Mail : Lagshmaa@NMUM.edu.mn

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