As scientists compete to develop a vaccine to coronavirus, Beijing has been defending the traditional medicine Chinese (TCM) as a way to treat the disease.
A recent technical document released by the government chino He stated that 92% of the country’s COVID-19 cases were treated in some way.
TCM is one of the oldest forms of medical practice in the world and includes a variety of treatments, from herbal concoctions to acupuncture and Tai Chi.
Lianhua Qingwen capsule, a Chinese herbal product, was selected into #Beijing’s #COVID19 Traditional Chinese Medicine (#TCM) prevention and control program; that is, the capsule can be used to support other treatments for adult patients and those under medical observation. pic.twitter.com/54xNcgdRHy
Experts say China is seeking to expand the appeal of traditional medicine both at home and abroad, but health professionals are skeptical about its usefulness.