Oriental Medicine: An Illustrated Guide to the Asian Arts of HealingBMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1166 (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1166
- Michael Chan
Ed Jan Van Alphen, Anthony Aris Serindia Publications, £39.50, pp 271 ISBN 0 906026 36 9
Today, most doctors trained in the West are aware of systems of complementary medicine that have become popular in Britain in the past two decades. Some treatments, such as acupuncture, are now accepted and used by mainstream doctors. This has led to the establishment of Western and traditional schools of acupuncture in the United Kingdom. In controlled studies in England herbs prescribed by traditional Chinese medical practitioners were found to be more effective than steroids in managing chronic eczema. Drug resistant falciparum …
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