This topic is commonly debated among Christians, particularly those living in Asia. Some object to the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) because they regard it as not ‘medically proven’ while others reject it because of its supposed non-Christian roots.
For many Chinese, however, TCM is based on the key pillars of Chinese philosophy. This, along with its usage over 2,000 years, means that TCM is often revered as an important part of Chinese cultural heritage. What is at stake is not only an alternative source of medicine, but how Christians should relate to their cultural traditions.