Treatment of influenza: Chinese medicine vs. western medicine

Jiang-na Han


Chinese traditional medicine is traced back to Yellow Emperor and recorded in an ancient text of the Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen (1), together with its sister text, the Huang Di Nei Jing Ling Shu (2), which play an important role in Chinese medical history comparable to that of the Hippocratic writings in ancient Europe. Many practitioners of Chinese medicine still consider them a valuable source of theoretical inspiration and practical knowledge in modern clinical settings, and they keep the traditional ways of medical practice, emphasizing patient symptoms and physical examination, and uses natural ways of treatment/healing, for instance herb medicine. The traditional medicine has served the nation for thousand years, and is beloved by mainland and oversea Chinese people till now.

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