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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2011, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (3): 341-348.doi: 10.3736/jcim20110318

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Necessary conditions for the globalization of traditional Chinese medicine

 Bei-bei Yu, Xiu-lin Gong()   

  1. School of Foreign Languages, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine,Nanjing 210046,Jiangsu Province, China
  • Received:2010-11-21 Accepted:2010-12-08 Online:2011-03-20 Published:2011-03-15
  • Contact: Gong Xiu-lin

With the current trend of globalization, unprecedented opportunities and enormous changes have emerged for the global development of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). However, many old and new challenges and problems still remain, including partial or limited comprehension of acupuncture, oriental medicine and TCM, the existence of non-standardized institutes of TCM and acupuncture training schools, unqualified TCM practitioners, and problems concerning Chinese herbal medicine and inexperience in conducting TCM business. These problems will doubtlessly impede the further development of TCM worldwide in the foreseeable future. It is also clear that the globalization of TCM will require a large scale systematic project and constitute an arduous historical task. This paper aims to consolidate 6 strategic development modes to reinforce and facilitate the process of TCM globalization through a detailed analysis of both the present status and existing problems concerning the development of TCM in the United States.

Key words: medicine, Chinese traditional, internationality, research on developing (TCM), United States

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