Traditional medicine is popular in India and China but lags behind Western medicine. Photo: Alamy

Why traditional Chinese and Indian ayurvedic medicine can’t compete with Western drugs

Traditional systems are more focused on prevention and balance, while the West seeks to cure diseases and relieve symptoms with profitable medicines. A medical sociologist and author talks about the future for TCM and ayurvedic

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Traditional medicine is popular in India and China but lags behind Western medicine. Photo: Alamy
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