TCM improves the "health" of an individual, it contributes to improving the health of the patient, and it can even delay the progress of a serious illness (see the scientific literature*).
Any disease can therefore be treated with TCM, but there is no guarantee that there will always be complete recovery. This medicinal approach is often complementary to other treatments for incurable diseases, and can provide pain relief, improve conditions such as insomnia, increase the body's ability to reject toxic products.
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