The importance of regulating the education and training of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and a potential role for ISO/TC 249.


:As Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) transcends its cultural boundaries and becomes widely used in many countries around the world, one of the major risks to the growing use of TCM internationally is the damage caused to its reputation and to community safety when TCM practitioners are not adequately trained. Ensuring the quality and competency of TCM practitioners is a fundamental requirement. This paper covers (1) the current level of regulation of education and training of TCM practitioners particularly in countries with well developed health systems; (2) the progress of self regulatory standards for education and training developed by international organizations and (3) the potential role of ISO/TC 249 in assisting these initiatives.


Pharmacol Res


Pharmacological research


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