Xianqing Ren


Xianqing Ren is a distinguished figure in the field of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), particularly in pediatrics. Holding the titles of Third-Level Professor, Chief Physician, Doctoral Supervisor, and Postdoctoral Cooperative Supervisor, Ren serves as the Secretary of the Party Committee at the First Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Additionally, Ren holds the position of Secretary of the Party Committee at the Pediatric Medical College of Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and serves as the Director of the Pediatric Regional Diagnosis and Treatment Center under the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Ren\’s contributions to the field are vast and significant. He is a leading figure in high-level disciplines and holds several prestigious positions, including Vice Chairman of the Pediatric Professional Committee of the Chinese Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Executive Chairman of the Innovative Community of Childhood Purpura Nephritis Association, and Vice President of the Pediatric Branch of the Chinese Ethnic Medicine Association.

Under the tutelage of renowned TCM master Professor Ding Ying, Ren has dedicated over two decades to clinical, teaching, and research work in pediatric TCM. His primary research focus lies in the prevention and treatment of pediatric kidney and immune system diseases using TCM methodologies. Ren has accumulated rich clinical experience in treating conditions such as allergic purpura, purpura nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and enuresis.

Ren has led three National Natural Science Foundation projects and nine provincial and ministerial-level projects. He has authored or co-authored over 50 core papers, including four SCI-indexed papers, and has contributed to 16 academic monographs, serving as the chief editor for three and deputy editor for five. Ren\’s contributions have been recognized with six scientific research achievement awards, including two second prizes of the Henan Science and Technology Progress Award, one third prize from the Chinese Ethnic Medicine Association, two first prizes of the Henan Provincial Department of Education Science and Technology Achievement Award, and one first prize of the Henan Province Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Achievement Award. Additionally, Ren holds four computer software copyright awards.

Topic: Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment for Childhood Enuresis

Childhood enuresis is one of the common renal disorders in pediatrics. This lecture will provide an overview of childhood enuresis, including its etiology, risk factors, diagnostic classification, comprehensive traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment strategies, preventive measures, and home care. By elucidating these aspects, we aim to enhance understanding of enuresis, establish a scientific approach to prevention and treatment, and promote the overall well-being of children.

In TCM, childhood enuresis is often attributed to kidney deficiency and imbalance in the body\’s qi (vital energy) and yin-yang (the balance of opposing forces). Treatment strategies typically involve a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary adjustments, and lifestyle modifications. Acupuncture can help regulate the function of the kidneys and bladder, while herbal formulas are prescribed based on individual patterns of disharmony identified through TCM diagnosis. Additionally, dietary recommendations may include foods that nourish kidney yin and qi, while avoiding those that exacerbate dampness or heat in the body.

Preventive measures and home care play crucial roles in managing childhood enuresis. Parents and caregivers can support children by establishing a regular bedtime routine, encouraging frequent bathroom breaks during the day, limiting fluid intake before bedtime, and creating a positive and supportive environment to reduce stress and anxiety.

By integrating TCM principles and practices into the treatment of childhood enuresis, we can address the root causes of the condition and promote holistic healing for children, fostering their physical and mental well-being.