Traditional healing: modern medicine’s friend or foe?

This Guardian article in September 2014 examines How WHO has legitimised acupuncture and ayurveda with its Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014 – 2023. Is it time public health woke up to their potential?

The WHO recently launched the traditional medicine strategy 2014-2023 to mainstream traditional medicine alongside allopathic (modern, western) care, with an emphasis on improving safety and expanding access. The report aims to set up traditional medicine for contemporary health needs, diseases and standards. Read the full article to see how vital it is that traditional medicine can sit alongside allopathic medicine for future health and wellbeing.