Pharmacists pack and sell Chinese medicine at the Hu Qingyutang Chinese Medicine Museum in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. (Photo by Feng Chonglin/chinadaily.com.cn)
China is encouraging the public to use traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in the fight against the flu.
Experts have given specific advice on the use of TCM and recommended several common TCM products for patients with mild symptoms in a plan issued by the National Health Commission and the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Provincial TCM administrative departments have stepped up raising public awareness through traditional and new media platforms as well as organizing experts to visit families and communities.
Experts said TCM is proven effective in preventing and controlling the flu. It also reduces medical costs.