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Marvels of Chinese medicine

An expert speaks on the benefits of traditional Asian forms of treatment

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Everyone who appreciates Chinese delicacies will probably have heard at least one claim purporting that a particular type of food or medicine promotes longevity or wondrous health benefits. Some are understood to be mere myths, while others are taken very seriously, almost religiously. Are any of these foods, herbs and plants actually all that beneficial though? 

Bird’s nest.

“Chinese medicine won’t leave any chemical residue. There are no steroids or any additives,” said Manop Lertsuthiruck, president of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Thailand. “The drawback is that you have to consume quite a lot. You have to build up [the dosage] to see any improvements. And, if you can use it according to the nature of your body, all chronic disease can be cured.”

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