Chang Gung Memorial Hospital offers western medical services combined with modern technology. To establish a new model of Chinese medicine, modern Chinese medicine,and combine Chinese medicines with advanced medical technology for the purposes of research thus enhancing its development. In July 1996, the department of Chinese medicines was established. In August of the same year, the Chinese medicine outpatient service was opened to patients. An inpatient service was established in September 1998. In April 1998, the Chinese and western medical treatment teamed up to create the "Chinese and Western joint medical service." The program includes patients with arhritis, cerical cancer, nasa pharyngeal cancer, and diabetes mellitus. This brings together Chinese medical practitioners and physicians from the departments of Rheumatology, Immunology, Metabolism, Gynecology, and Radiation Therapy. The hospital hopes for such service models will enable us to create greater convenience and provide improved quality of care to our patients.