Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 26: Traditional Chinese Medicine (continued)

Herbal therapies and acupuncture are the most widely known aspects of traditional Chinese medicine in the Western world. Traditional Chinese medicine considers body functions based on the concept of a meridian system. Traditional Chinese medicine is a highly individualized treatment program based on subjective, objective, and intuitive impressions. The term traditional Chinese medicine is used for the many diverse medical practices all across the world, with or without modification.1,2 Traditional Chinese medicine…