The Modernization of TCM
Commonly used TCM treatments including herbal medicine formulas, acupuncture, cupping, etc. Nowadays, more and more research studies are focusing on TCM herbs. Lots of the herbs have been proved to be effective in treating certain diseases. The most famous one among them will be artemisinin. Chinese pharmaceutical chemist Youyou Tu discovered artemisinin from artemisia annua, a typical herb used in TCM. She proved that artemisinin had a significant therapeutic effect in treating malaria, and she was awarded with the 2015 Nobel Prize for this discovery. Moreover, Prof. Yung-Chi Cheung from Yale school of medicine and many other scientists have also got some significant achievements in TCM research. Other than herbs, other TCM therapies like acupuncture and cupping have been widely recognized and accepted in the United States as well. Many top-tier medical centers like Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic have already established complimentary therapy department to offer TCM services.