|Title:||Bringing scientific methods to traditional medicine||Authors:||Tseng, Yu-Hwei
|Issue Date:||2019||Journal:||Journal Of The Formosan Medical Association||Abstract:||Traditional medicine is an important healthcare option formore than half of the world��s population today. Among theancient health legacies, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)is widely practiced in East Asia, from Japan, Korea, China,Taiwan to Vietnam, and those with ethnic Chinese popu-lation like Thailand and Malaysia. From the perspective ofTCM, it adopts a holistic approach to examine, assess andtreat patient as a complex entity, while taking into accountof the macro- and micro-environmental determinants ofhealth.Another ancient yet living tradition in Asia is the IndianSystems of Medicine (ISM) including Ayurveda, Yoga &Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (also knownas AYUSH). The Indian subcontinent is home to diverseethnic groups, beliefs, cultures, languages and healthpractices, and thus accommodates a number of medicinalsystems originated in and outside the region. Similar toTCM, ISM takes into consideration physical, psychological,philosophical, ethical and spiritual well-being of in-dividuals. Social acceptance and affordability are keyfactors that determine a higher utilization of ISM amonglow-income households in India. Recognizing ISM as part ofthe national healthcare network, the government of Indiahas established formal institutions such as hospitals, col-leges and research units around the country to mainstreamISM care.||Description:||Journal Of The Formosan Medical Association 118(12): 1574-1575||URI:||http://localhost/handle/123456789/49||DOI:||10.1016/j.jfma.2019.08.022|
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