Chinese Medicine increasingly recognized as safe, effective system of medicine by Western doctors

Chinese medicine and traditional chinese medicine(NewsTarget) — In recent years, more Americans are turning to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to cure ailments that Western medical practitioners could not treat. The ancient remedies have even begun to garner respect from the Food and Drug Administration and conventional medicine.In 2004, one-fifth of U.S. hospitals offered traditional Chinese medical services — such as acupuncture, tai chi chuan and meditation — that’s more than double the number in 1998. In addition, the FDA has shown support for Chinese medicine by modifying experiment guidelines. The FDA’s new guidelines no longer require all active ingredients to be identified prior to experimenting — a process that was nearly impossible considering that many TCM remedies utilize a combination of many botanicals.

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