Tag Archives: Traditional Chinese medicine

The Future of TCM is Western Medicine


If you are new to Traditional Chinese Medicine I suggest reading my other posts on the topic first (1, 2, 3, 4) For many Westerners “Traditional Chinese Medicine” brings to mind an image something like this However this is not … Continue reading

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Eating Everything – TCM and Chinese Cuisine


“In Guangxi we eat everything with 4 legs but tables and chairs, everything in the ocean but submarines, and anything in the sky but airplanes,” a giddy student told me when I asked about local dishes. It turned out that … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine – 2000 years of practice in ~600 words


When I tell other foreigners that I am working in a Chinese hospital, the conversation often takes a quick detour to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Often they tell me that TCM is a much healthier choice, the evil of big … Continue reading

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