Traditional Chinese medicine catching on globally
A white paper released by the State Council Information Office outlines China’s efforts to promote international exchanges and cooperation in traditional Chinese medicine. The paper, Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, said TCM has spread to 183 countries and regions.
According to the World Health Organization, 103 member states have given approval to the practice of acupuncture and moxibustion, 29 have enacted special statutes regarding traditional medicine, and 18 have included acupuncture and moxibustion treatments in their medical insurance provisions, the white paper said.
TCM has gradually gained more international acceptance, from Russia to the United Arab Emirates.
Many countries have expressed hopes of working more closely with China on TCM.