A woman receives a traditional ironing treatment at a traditional Chinese medicine hospital, named Shao Lin Tang, in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality. Ironing can treat conditions including dizziness, migraine and insomnia. (Photo/China Daily)
Traditional medicine now has legal protection as well as increasing worldwide enthusiasm for its techniques
Traditional Chinese medicine is a treasure of Chinese civilization. Through thousands of years of inheritance and development, the four traditional diagnosis methods－inspection, auscultation and olfaction, inquiry, and palpation－have been followed by practitioners for countless generations. A report at the 19th CPC National Congress emphasized that China will carry out a comprehensive Healthy China initiative and "we will support both traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine, and ensure the preservation and development of traditional Chinese medicine."
Traditional Chinese medicine has played a major role in the prevention and treatment of common, frequently occurring, difficult and complicated diseases, as well as major epidemic outbreaks.