Table 3: Advances in traditional Chinese medicine that are ahead of modern medicine.

Traditional Chinese medicine (thousands of years ago)Modern medicine
(recent decades)

The integration of life knowledge/experience with traditional Chinese medicineRanging from primary studies of a single gene or protein to current use of genomics, proteomics and informatics

Emotional pathopoiesis and its correspondence between man and his environmentGradual recognition of psychological factors and its relationship with physiology and pathology.

Syndrome differentiation, abidance by the triple pathogens and physique theoryEstablishment of individual treatment

Chinese compound (multitarget herbal treatment)From primary single target drugs to multitarget drugs, significantly reduce the side effects of medical treatment.