Qi flows from Beijing to Gaborone

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In 2015 Mmegi Staff Writer, BABOKI KAYAWE*, spent time in China as well as Gaborone, Palapye and Kolonkwaneng in the Kgalagadi district, researching what Botswana can learn from the harmony between China’s indigenous and modern health care systems. She studied the level of harmony between modern and traditional health practices in Africa, lessons for Botswana and what particularly the country can learn as it develops its own Traditional Medicine Practice policy

Both African Traditional Medicine (ATM) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been used since medieval times and are premised on the concept of wholism, which places emphasis on the interrelation of human body and exogenous factors.

However, there have been disparities in their evolution as the former was relegated to the background with the advent of modern medicine and the notion of religion in the Eurocentric view. Meanwhile the latter got international recognition and acceptance.

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