Some people think all Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) are experimental. Therefore, they deem Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) to be experimental too. This, however, is a misunderstanding about CHM and has been proved to be very wrong. Let's look at the following facts.
(1) Time: Clinically, CHM has been practiced directly on the human body for thousands of years, which is much longer than Western Medicine. Compared to CHM, it is the Western Medicine that is primitive and experimental on many diseases.
(2) Scale: Through thousands of years of clinically practice, CHM has successfully treated millions of patients. This number is much larger than any experimental clinical trials required.
(3) Efficacy: CHM efficacy has been proved through thousands of years of spreading of CHM practices from China to Asia, from Asia to Europe, Australia, America, Africa, etc. This growing popularity among patients around the world is the best testimonials for its efficacy.
(4) Safety: Because CHM is a natural medicine, it is much safer than Western Medicine. This has been proved from the thousands years of practices too.