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Integrated medicine in the East may differ from that in the West

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 05 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1126
  1. Jongbae Park (, PhD student
  1. Department of Complementary Medicine, University of Exeter, Exeter EX2 4NT

    EDITOR—Bodeker writes of the lessons on integration that can be gained from the developing world's experience.1 He has ignored the difference in countries' sociopolitical backgrounds and oversimplified the analysis of integration of traditional medicine into modern medical health systems, and his resulting categories are therefore misleading. He needs to take account of sociopolitical differences between communist and capitalist …

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