Traditional Chinese Medicine
The EASAC Biosciences Programme has a tradition of promoting science-based assessment of alternative medicines on par with that of conventional medicines, as also expressed in EASAC’s statement on homeopathy in 2017.
The joint statement by EASAC and FEAM on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was published in November 2019 and discusses the addition of a chapter on TCM in the recent revision by the World Health Organization (WHO) of the International Classification of Diseases coding tool (ICD-11).
The statement has received considerable attention in international media and was discussed in a Commentary in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Further outreach to European and international institutions will continue throughout 2020.back to overview