Chinese medicine is among the oldest medical practices still standing, likewise the community health practice of ancient Greek medicine based on the worshiping of Hygeia and Panacea. Indeed, the earliest record preserved today on this philosophic-systematic heath care system dates as early as the 3rd century B.C., namely the Neijing.
Chinese medicine faced a still increasing acceptance by both health practitioners from a variety of specialties (e.g. physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, nutritionists, psychologists) and the general population. Finally, much technical effort and financial budget has been spent to understand and scientifically explain to the society the sometimes obtuse knowledge found in pre-modern and modern Chinese medicine textbooks many of them achieving results that may benefit the population at the community level.
Last date updated on July, 2014