Fact about traditional medicine

One of my top article in this blog is ‘Advantages and Disadvantage traditional medicine’ but there’s not a specific article about the traditional medicine. Maybe in the modern era, people do not really depend on traditional medicine but it still a good way for treat some of disease. So, I’ll try to write about traditional medicine as I can .


Traditional medicine is the sum of total knowledge, skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs and experience indigenous to different cultures that are used to maintain health, as well as to prevent, diagnose, improve or treat physical and mental illness .


Traditional medicine often termed alternative or complementary medicine.

Herbal medicines include herbs, herbal preparations, herbal material and finished herbal products that contain parts of plants or other plant materials as an ingredients.


Traditional Medicine

Traditional and complementary medicine means a form of health-related practices designed to prevent, treat and /or manage illnesses and /or preserve the mental and physical well-being of individuals and includes such practices as traditional Malay medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, traditional India medicine, homeopathy and complementary therapies and excludes medical or dental practices utilized by registered medical or dental practitioners.

T&CM Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia 2007 (TCM)


There’s many type of Traditional Medicine. Herbalism was the major traditional medicine. Herbalists use traditional therapies to identify and treat various ailments such as headache, malaria, measles, dermatitis, importance and mental sicknesses. Other types of traditional medicine included spiritual counseling and bone settting. ( NCBI)


As a result of new legislation, the Traditional Health Practitioners Bill, an interim National Traditional Healers’ Council was established. The Council will oversee the registration and regulation of all types of traditional healers and will set practice standards. There’s 200,000 traditional healers will be eligible for registration.  Traditional healers who are registered will be able to claim fees from the medical aid schemes of their patients. The register is still in the process of being set up and there have been some legal challenges to the new legislation which has delayed its full enactment. The Bill states that traditional healers who are not registered and attempt to practice medicine or claim to be able to treat or cure a terminal disease, will be fined or imprisoned. (AIDSbuzz)


That’s all fact about traditional medicine that I’ve get. The traditional medicine is a form of alternative medicine. Do you have any idea about traditional medicine? Let’s share with me at the comment box below.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.