Introduction of the Hospital

First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the earliest and largest TCM medical organization set up in Tianjin. The hospital has many titles such as AAA-grade Hospital, one of a Hundred Better Hospitals of China, National Clinical Research Base of TCM, Demonstration Organization for TCM Culture Construction and Tianjin TCM Medical Center. In our hospital, there are 2 key disciplines of Ministry of Education, 4 key specialties of National Health and Family Planning Committee, 10 key disciplines of State Administration of TCM ,13 key specialties and 2 most important key disciplines of Tianjin. As the National Clinical Research Center of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, our hospital established 58 branches in China.

The hospital covers an area of 233 mu, with its building area of 260,000square meters. The hospital is composed by two parts, which are the north part and the south part. The north part was put into use in 1990 and the south part was put into use in September 2014. The addresses of the two parts are as follows: No. 314, An Shan Xi Road, Nan Kai District, Tianjin, P.R. China(North Part); No.88, Chang Ling Road, Li Qi Zhuang Jie, Xi Qing District, Tianjin,P.R. China(South Part).

The hospital all the time upholds the concept of running a hospital with comprehensive health and adheres to the characteristics of traditional Chinese medicine and equal emphasis on traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine. We have developed the strategy of playing the advantages of traditional Chinese medicine, highlighting the characteristics of acupuncture and moxibustion and embracing the advantages of modern medicine subjects. We highlight the advantages of five categories which are specialties, special diseases, specialists, special medicines and special technique. Hence, there are many specialties with distinctive characteristics of TCM and many special diseases can be treated with the advantages of TCM. Currently, the hospital has 58 clinical and technical departments ,106 outpatient clinics of special diseases and 67 wards, including ICU, CCU, laminar wards and wards for foreign patients. Moreover, the hospital is equipped with more than 1000 advanced medical equipments, such as 3.0T MRI, GE Discovery CT 750 HD, etc. Furthermore, it has almost 10,000 outpatients each day and more than 50,000 inpatients annually.

The hospital has undertaken 658 scientific research projects at all levels with 36 science and technology awards of all levels,including the national key basic research and development plan, the National Natural Science Foundation, the national science and technology support plan,etc. The team of "Research on Cerebral Disease Treated with Acupuncture and Moxibustion" of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department and the team of "Research on Prevention and Cure of Cardiovascular Disease by Traditional Chinese Medicine" of Cardiology Department both achieved the prize of Innovation Team by the Ministry of Education.

The hospital has established long-term cooperation in the field of medical treatment and scientific research with more than 40 countries, including Russia, United States, Germany, France, Switzerland and so on. Furthermore, thirteen sessions of International TCM conference of Acupuncture and Moxibustion were successfully held by the hospital and more than 500 representatives from China and abroad participated in the congress in each session, promoting the influence and progress of TCM globally.