When Western science meets TCM
The National Geographic recently published an excellent article about western science learning more about Traditional Chinese Medicine. It explains how aspirin, a commonly used drug was originally derived from a plant based herb, the willow bark. Our current treatment for malaria was derived from a flowering herb called wormwood (Artemisia annua). The western drug artemisinin, extracted from the active compound of wormwood, earned the researcher a Nobel Prize for medicine in 2015. So what more can we discover from Traditional Chinese herbs that can possibly cure “incurable” diseases? The possibilities are boundless and more discoveries are awaiting to be made.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dates back to the third century B.C. when healers began analyzing the human body and disease. They began interpreting and recording their findings with various treatments, including herbal remedies, acupuncture, and massage. Generations of scholars continued to add and refine the literature which today is the foundation and scope of TCM study.
The National Geographic article also touches on the subject of how animals are farmed for their parts and its contribution to the extinction of certain endangered species. Some doctors will denounce traditional Chinese medicine as pseudoscience with no scientific evidence to verify treatment protocols. While many TCM practitioners will confidently say that herbal medicine treats and prevents disease. Regardless of your viewpoints, this form of medicine has given the ancient Chinese people a remedy for their disease and hope for longevity.
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If you’d like to read more on the latest article on western science and TCM, check out The National Geographic. We hope that more studies can be made so that this ancient form of medicine can be acclaimed and recognized for its natural and wonderous healing abilities.