New law triggers debate over future of traditional Chinese medicine

Beijing( CNN) At the dinner table, if there is one topic that Lu Yuping’s family is careful to avoid, it’s medicine.

Her husband and other relatives chide her for attaining weekly trips to the local pharmacy to buy large piles of traditional herbs to treat her daily ailments.

“They’re always telling me to stop wasting fund on Chinese medication and just go to a Western hospital to get real care, ” said Lu, a 60 -year-old retired hospital accountant who lives in Shanghai. “But I don’t care what they say. I know that it works.”

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