Chinese medicine making inroads overseas

Millennia-old remedies gaining popularity among foreigners due to proven efficacy

Traditional Chinese medicine is furthering its development and increasing its overseas presence, thanks to supportive policies, according to industry experts and business leaders.

The country’s master development plan for the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25) aims to make better use of TCM in disease prevention, treatment and patient rehabilitation while promoting TCM innovation and development as well as strengthening its global presence.

During a recent inspection tour of Nanyang, Central China’s Henan province, President Xi Jinping called for efforts to further develop TCM.

While visiting a memorial to Zhang Zhongjing, a famous Chinese pharmacologist and physician of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220), Xi said the Chinese nation has relied on TCM for medical treatment for thousands of years.

He also said efforts should be made to interpret the TCM mechanism and…

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