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: 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--45

The introduction and localisation of traditional Chinese medicine in Malaysia


Shin- Wei Lee1, Hai- Li2 
1 International Education College, Technology and Humanities, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
2 Institute of Science, Technology and Humanities, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hai- Li
Institute of Science, Technology and Humanities, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203
China

This thesis discusses how traditional Chinese medicine was introduced to Malaysia. History records show that traditional Chinese medicine was first introduced to Malaysia in the year 1405 while 1796 saw the establishment of Malaysia's first Chinese medicine shop. With the popularization of Chinese medicine, Chinese medicine education and organizations were established. Traditional Chinese Medicine has gradually been recognized by the Malaysian government due to the efforts of the practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. In 2004, the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Department was established at the prestigious National Cancer Institute to improve quality of life as well as provide opportunities for cure to cancer patients.


How to cite this article:
Lee SW, Li H. The introduction and localisation of traditional Chinese medicine in Malaysia.Chin Med Cult 2021;4:37-45


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Lee SW, Li H. The introduction and localisation of traditional Chinese medicine in Malaysia. Chin Med Cult [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Sep 17 ];4:37-45
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