4 things to know before trying traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)

By next March (2024), all TCM practitioners in Malaysia will be required to be registered with the Health Ministry, which will help the public in ensuring they are seeing a legitimate practitioner. — Filepic

Many of us might know people who have tried traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) before, with half of them singing its praises and the other half claiming that TCM is nothing more than people being gullible.

Phrases like, “Why are you always having headaches? You should go and see my TCM guy, he’s very good!” or “Your immune system is not so good, TCM can help with that” are common, and so are dire warnings about TCM going wrong.

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