You have probably passed by a lot of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) shops and clinics in Hong Kong already—sometimes even without really knowing. These days, TCM shops and clinics no longer consist of just mom-and-pop herbal shops, but also include amongst their ranks giants such as PuraPharm, which is engaged in the research, development, production, and sale of Chinese medicine products marketed under the brand Nong’s.
Long gone are the days when TCM was perceived to be just another unregulated profession dominated by superstitious old men looking to make a quick buck. TCM in Hong Kong is now fully integrated into the region’s healthcare system and universities now award bachelor’s degrees in TCM. Such developments would have been unimaginable just a few decades ago.
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