Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

, Volume 24, Issue 10, pp 789–793 | Cite as

Policies on Chinese Medicine in China May Have Enlightenments to Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the World

  • Wei Chen
  • En-chang Li
  • Wei-rong ZhengEmail author
Development of Integrative Medicine


From the event of TU You-you winning the Nobel Prize, this paper briefly reviewed the history of formation and development of policies on Chinese medicine (CM) in China. On the basis of analyzing the causes of policies on CM, it is believed that policies on CM in China may have 4 kinds of enlightenments to the development of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the world. Forming the political advantages of policy-making by main leaders of the country attaching importance to CAM; implementing a diversified health care system policy for the goal of maximizing people’s health interests; ensuring development of CAM by the coerciveness of law and the timeliness of policy adjustment; and promoting the protection and mining, sorting out and improving of CAM based on open and comprehensive policies.


complementary and alternative medicine Chinese medicine policies on Chinese medicine integrated Chinese and Western medicine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Health and BioethicsWenzhou Medical UniversityWenzhouChina

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