A pharmacist weighs herbs at a Tongrentang drugstore in Beijing. Photo: XinhuaA pharmacist weighs herbs at a Tongrentang drugstore in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
A pharmacist weighs herbs at a Tongrentang drugstore in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Traditional Chinese medicine must face same regulations as Western methods, European doctors demand

  • Despite recognition from World Health Organisation, TCM not automatically safe without ‘robust evidence’, statement from top medical and scientific bodies says
  • China’s Tu Youyou won the Nobel Prize for medicine in 2015, giving boost to credibility of TCM, which many in West deride as verging on quackery

Topic |   Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
A pharmacist weighs herbs at a Tongrentang drugstore in Beijing. Photo: XinhuaA pharmacist weighs herbs at a Tongrentang drugstore in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
A pharmacist weighs herbs at a Tongrentang drugstore in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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