31 Mar '11, 2am

TCM makes inroads into Switzerland: The doctors then decide whether the patient needs acupuncture, herbal medici...

"I like challenging situations," says Chinese-Swiss Amy Wu, 59, co-founder of ChinaMed Group, the leading provider of Chinese healthcare in Switzerland. Wu and her husband Hans Boller set up the very first traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) center in 1997. Now, the couple owns 16 clinics in nearly all major cities across Switzerland, besides a 1,000-square-meter pharmacy near Zurich. Every day, nearly 300 prescriptions from the nationwide clinics are e-mailed to the pharmacy and on average, Wu's doctors provide nearly 100,000 treatments every year in a country of just 7 million. Wu and Boller have fought a long and hard battle to gain acceptance for TCM. In 2005, the Swiss interior ministry rejected complementary therapies, including TCM, arguing they failed to meet the legal requirement of "scientific proof" of their efficacy. The reversal in policy follows a nationwide v...

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