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Looking at your chronic ailments from a different angle

Looking at your chronic ailments from a different angle | Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is kind of a loaded concept, and it comes with a lot of baggage. In western societies, people tend to paint TCM as ground up tiger fangs, rice wine marinated with animal organs, and more.

In China, TCM is generally not stigmatized or considered an alternative, rather, it’s just a medical practice. All sorts of people use it in different ways and for different reasons. For an impression from a different angle of TCM in China, read this excellent article by Radii China who asked ordinary Chinese people in the streets about how they use TCM in their daily lives.

From herbs to fire cupping to children’s massage and everything in between, people in China are using TCM to stay healthy. And it’s not always about taking medicine, sometimes it’s just the way you live your life.

A lot of people on the outside don’t understand or don’t want to understand the Chinese medicine world. But as the old saying goes, there’s more than one way up a mountain. Next time you find yourself reaching for meds, or wondering why your chronic pain hasn’t disappeared, consider looking at the problem from a different angle.

Source : Radii China

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