On April 24 2020, Professor Chu Guixiang, the Director of Japanese Sector, International Education College, gave a free online public lecture titled COVID-19 prevention and treatment from the TCM perspective to more than 100 Japanese participants to help Japanese friends and students to understand the role of TCM in coping with this pandemic disease.
Prof. Chu explained the tongue manifestations of patients with infection of COVID-19 from the TCM etiology and pathogenesis, and offered advice on how to boost the immune system and stay calm (soothing liver qi stagnation in TCM perspective) in spring. He also answered the questions raised by the participants online.
The lecture has inspired the interest of the participants to study TCM. Participants expressed their interests to attend the lectures as such in the future.