One of the biggest strengths people tout about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)—an umbrella term for Eastern health practices ranging from acupuncture and herbal medicine to tai chi and reflexology—is how old it is. If people have relied on something for centuries, it has to be good, right? Unfortunately, this isn't exactly true. Traditional Chinese Medicine—at least, the way people know it today—is only about 60 years old. We have the Communist government of China to thank for it.
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Written by Ashley Hamer February 10, 2017
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