Chinese turn to traditional remedies to fight Covid-19

Chinese turn to traditional remedies to fight Covid-19 (2023)
Chinese turn to traditional remedies to fight Covid-19 (2023) ? AFP / France 24

As Covid-19 rips through China's population, making millions sick and fuelling a drug shortage, many are turning to traditional medicines to battle the aches and pains brought by the virus. Encompassing a range of treatments from herbal remedies and massages to acupuncture and diets, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been used for thousands of years to treat all manner of ailments. But critics say it is pseudoscientific, and there is little peer-reviewed data to back claims of its efficacy.