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Full text: Traditional Chinese Medicine in China
December 06,2016   By:Xinhua
BEIJING, Dec. 6, 2016 -- China's State Council Information Office on Tuesday issued a white paper on the development of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in China.
 
Following is the full text of the document.
 
Traditional Chinese Medicine in China
 
The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China
 
December 2016
 
First Edition 2016
 
Contents
 
Preface
 
I. The Historical Development of TCM

II. Policies and Measures on TCM Development
 
III. Carrying Forward the Tradition and Ensuring the Development of TCM
 
IV. International Exchanges and Cooperation in TCM
 
Conclusion
 
Preface
 
Humanity has created a colorful global civilization in the long course of its development, and the civilization of China is an important component of the world civilization harboring great diversity. As a representative feature of Chinese civilization, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a medical science that was formed and developed in the daily life of the people and in the process of their fight against diseases over thousands of years. It has made a great contribution to the nation's procreation and the country's prosperity, in addition to producing a positive impact on the progress of human civilization.
 
TCM has created unique views on life, on fitness, on diseases and on the prevention and treatment of diseases during its long history of absorption and innovation. It represents a combination of natural sciences and humanities, embracing profound philosophical ideas of the Chinese nation. As ideas on fitness and medical models change and evolve, traditional Chinese medicine has come to underline a more and more profound value.