Real Chinese Medicine
I saw an interesting little article in the newspaper today about health care reform in China. (Original source article here.) Here are their goals:
By 2020, China will have a basic health-care system that can provide "safe, effective, convenient and affordable" health services to urban and rural residents...What is it they want to do?:
The government will improve the public health network for disease prevention and control, health education, mother and infant health care, mental health and first aid service...Sounds good to me. Anyone notice what's not mentioned anywhere?
- Herbal medicine
- "Traditional Chinese Medicine"
In China, acupuncture and herbal medicine are for those who are poor and do not have adequate access to real medical care. In this country, they are for people who are too stupid to know any better, or to appreciate what they have (ie, medicine that works!)