Recent research has found that the gut can affect people’s mental state, but traditional Chinese medicine has believed this for thousands of years. Photo: Alamy
Recent research has found that the gut can affect people’s mental state, but traditional Chinese medicine has believed this for thousands of years. Photo: Alamy
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The brain-gut connection: how TCM has known for centuries what Western medicine is now discovering

  • Recent research has found that bacteria in the gut can affect people’s mental state, leading to mood, cognition and behavioural problems
  • But in traditional Chinese medicine, the link between the gut and all of the body’s organs has been recognised for thousands of years

Recent research has found that the gut can affect people’s mental state, but traditional Chinese medicine has believed this for thousands of years. Photo: Alamy
Recent research has found that the gut can affect people’s mental state, but traditional Chinese medicine has believed this for thousands of years. Photo: Alamy
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