Traditional Chinese medicine

Video shows TCM's role in fighting COVID

By Yang Cheng in Tianjin | | Updated: 2020-12-15 11:21

A needle to cure disease. Cupping to clear a cold. A section of moxa to stimulate the blood. A bowl of Chinese medicine passed down for thousands of years — these are some of the topics covered in a short video on traditional Chinese medicine.

Jinyun New Media Group in Tianjin has produced a short video on TCM's scientific approaches and secrets for treating diseases, highlighting its positive effects during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The video introduces traditional Chinese medicine's role in the worldwide fight against the virus. It also highlights TCM's cultural inheritance, anti-epidemic achievements, scientific and technological innovations and its efforts to safeguard human health and protect people's lives.

In the video, a British TV host interviews experts, including the Zhang Boli, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and president of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, foreign researchers on the TCM.

A patient who had COVID-19 tells a story of how she was cured through TCM at a makeshift hospital in Wuhan earlier this year.

The video vividly showcases TCM's power and the country's current research on TCM components, which could explain the substances in TCM and help foreigners understand herbal power.

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