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
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

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

Topic |   Wellness
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
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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