Arvin Kuipers, 30, practices Traditional Chinese Medicine in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Photo provided to CHINA DAILY
TCM has further expanded its global presence by helping to combat the pandemic.
According to the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China has shared TCM therapy, effective prescriptions and clinical experience with more than 80 countries and regions dealing with COVID-19.
To meet demand among overseas physicians for COVID-19 to be treated with TCM, the WFCMS has translated treatment protocols for the disease into more than 10 languages and shared anti-pandemic experience via livestreaming－garnering more than 1 million views.
Lianhua Qingwen capsules and granules－a recommended TCM treatment for COVID-19－have received marketing approval in more than 10 countries and regions and have also been donated to several other nations.
Zhang Qi, head of the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Unit (TCM) in the WHO's service delivery and safety department, said 369 studies on the treatment of COVID-19 using traditional medicine have been registered on the organization's clinical trial registration platform, with more than one-third of them related to TCM.
Pan said: "TCM has demonstrated its unique advantage in reducing the fatality rate and improving the recovery rate. The novel coronavirus pandemic provides a new opportunity for TCM to go global.