Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Volume 2 |Article ID 629537 | https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/neh140

Bhushan Patwardhan, Dnyaneshwar Warude, P. Pushpangadan, Narendra Bhatt, "Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Comparative Overview", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2, Article ID 629537, 9 pages, 2005. https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/neh140

Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Comparative Overview

Received13 Jun 2005
Accepted07 Oct 2005


Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine (TIM) and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) remain the most ancient yet living traditions. There has been increased global interest in traditional medicine. Efforts to monitor and regulate herbal drugs and traditional medicine are underway. China has been successful in promoting its therapies with more research and science-based approach, while Ayurveda still needs more extensive scientific research and evidence base. This review gives an overview of basic principles and commonalities of TIM and TCM and discusses key determinants of success, which these great traditions need to address to compete in global markets.

Copyright © 2005 Bhushan Patwardhan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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