14 Dec 2013
Chinese Medicine Takes A Different Approach
gulfnews : Chinese medicine takes a different approach.
“We try and bring balance back into the body.”
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) goes back more than 2,000 years and its development has been influenced by the Japanese, Europeans and the Communist Revolution. It flourished till the early 1900s but slowly declined as the Western influence expanded.
According to Alternative and Complementary Medicine, when the Communists came to power, they encouraged traditional Chinese remedies as they were cheap and acceptable to the people at a time when there were practically no medical services available in the country.
Since its resurgence, the traditional approach to medicine became popular in the West in the 1970s when China opened up.