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NTU professor launches book on Traditional Chinese Medicine

Published on Apr 24, 2014 8:13 PM

Treating illnesses with Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is like riding a bicycle - while it takes longer, it is sometimes the better way to get to the destination.

This was the analogy used by Professor Hong Hai of Nanyang Technological University on Thursday, as he launched his book, The Theory of Chinese Medicine: A Modern Interpretation, about the relevance of TCM in modern society.

While more scientifically advanced Western medicine should remain the main form of treatment, said Prof Hong, TCM is useful in building up an individual's health, which can help to prevent illnesses and diseases.

It can also help to treat chronic conditions such as indigestion and menstrual irregularities, said Prof Hong.

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