Cih (Complementary and Integrative Healthcare): Chinese Medicine

Pauline Luk, Leanne Chang

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Chinese medicine is one of the world's most ancient medical and healing practices that originated from China. It demonstrates a medical and health system that reflects the philosophy and values of Chinese culture. Chinese medicine has been marked as a branch of complementary and alternative medicine and listed as traditional medicine, oriental medicine, and Asian medicine in global medical discourse. This entry briefly discusses: (i) the concept formation and development of Chinese medicine; (ii) interpersonal communication of Chinese medicine from the perspective of physician–patient communication, interprofessional collaboration, and intergenerational communication; and (iii) information about Chinese medicine in the media.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Health Communication
EditorsEvelyn Y. Ho, Carma L. Bylund, Julia C. M. van Weert
ISBN (Electronic)9781119678816
ISBN (Print)9780470673959
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2022

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Communication

User-Defined Keywords

  • health information
  • integrative health
  • intergenerational communication
  • physician–patient communication
  • traditional medicine


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