How Should We Approach Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine has evolved over thousands of years and is established as part of study in some degrees. Recently, Australian universities such as UTS and Western Sydney University have opened Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) bachelor degree.
However, the safety concern still remains. Reports and studies point out that some Chinese herbal products have been contaminated with toxic compounds, heavy metals, pesticides, and microorganisms and may have serious side effects.
We spoke to Yifan Yang from Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine to discuss the issues around TCM and the recent released TCM degree.