Faaez Samadi
Nov 3, 2017

Traditional Chinese medicine's healthy mix of history and modernity

TCM is in good shape across Asia, and brands that look to be progressive are reaping considerable rewards.

To the uninitiated, talk of Traditional Chinese medicine TCM conjures up images of ancient potions made from strange ingredients, more in common with spiritual practices than medical.

And they would be partially right. With a history of more than 2,000 years, TCM has an illustrious, mystical lineage. But the key issue with the above imagery is it gives the impression that TCM is somehow confined to the past, imprecise and largely irrelevant in today’s world....

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