Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is often the cause of discomforts: bitter herbs, animal parts, all kinds of weird stuff. After a series of statewide debates on if TCM should be prohibited in its healthcare system, the Chinese government decides to declare a war on pseudoscience and bring the country's ancient medicine into line with western standards.
Animal and clinical studies on the safety and efficacy of all TCM remedies are mandatory now. For instance, clinical studies clearly show tiger bone is not able to cure rheumatoid arthritis therefore sale and use of tiger parts have been banned. A double blind study also shows that artificially synthesized compound UCDA is as effective in treating liver disease as bear bile. Reportedly the Chinese FDA is considering termination of bear bile farming industry in the country. Another example is that animal study shows the effective ingre
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