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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-68

Traditional Chinese Medicine in Malaysia: A Brief Historical Overview of the Associations


1 International Education College, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China; Department of Chinese Medicine, Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, International Medical University, Malaysia
2 International Education College, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China

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Dr. Jun Liu
Department of Golden Cabinet, College of Basic Medical Sciences, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1200, Cailun Road, Zhangjiang High-tech Park, Pudong New District, Shanghai
China
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DOI: 10.4103/CMAC.CMAC_20_19

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The increasing number of TCM practitioners and herbal suppliers, both of which accelerated by the formation of various TCM institutions, substantiated the creation of regional traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) associations in post-World War II Malaya. In response to the restrictions and levies imposed by the British colonial government, these regional associations united and formed a national organisation now known as the Federation of Chinese Physicians and Medicine Dealers Association of Malaya (FCPMDAM). The current designated TCM practitioner body, the Malaysian Chinese Medical Association (MCMA) were also originally established to nurture local talents in the face of import restrictions. Owing to difference with MCMA, a separate association named the Federation of Chinese Physicians and Acupuncturists Associations of Malaysia (FCPAAM) was setup in 2003 to absorb self-studied and patrimonial-educated TCM practitioners.


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