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Introduction
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Over the past few decades, Chinese medicine, being a kind of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), has become a growing focus all over the world. This is because Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been playing an important role in the prevention and cure of diseases and the prolongation of life, through methods such as acupuncture, herbal therapies, and Qigong. More and more people are paying attention to Chinese medicine, although the Chinese medical system is a non-Western medical system.1