5 Ways Traditional Medicine Impacts Modern Chinese Life

TCM pervades a lot of modern Chinese life in often mundane ways, affecting how some people maintain their health on a daily basis. Here are five areas of modern Chinese life that are still impacted by traditional medicine.

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