Traditional Chinese Medicine standards progressing

Despite being in existence for so long, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is still clouded in mystery and myths. Here’s one mystery revealed. The 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine – awarded to a TCM expert for her anti-malarial Artemisinin – has ignited an intense sense of elevated hopes on the future and standards for the sector. Consumers Federation of Australia has a representative on the Standards Australia Technical Committee HE-031 Traditional Chinese Medicine which is a member of the ISO TC 249 committee developing the standards, read more here in ISO News.

By consolidating TCM scientific basis and clinical practice, standards will serve as foundations for its future integration into tomorrow’s medicine. While some countries have standards, processes and regulations in place for TCM practitioners and products, many others do not. The industry remains fragmented.