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Eastern vs Western Medicine compared

An infographic on the differences between Eastern and Western Medicine
An infographic on the differences between Eastern and Western Medicine

Let’s just get this out of the way: I *heart* infographics. Pictures are worth a thousand words, yes – but when you manage to combine succinct descriptions with good visuals, I believe there is no better way to tell a story. (It should come as no surprise that I love comic books too. I think it is a vastly underrated medium.)

In any case, I found this infographic on Pinterest and it sums up almost ALL the information I try to cram into short conversations about Chinese medicine. The Examination and Theory sections are way too simplistic but that’s alright.

I particularly like the the “Duration of Treatment” section, where Eastern prognoses consisting of number of treatments go head-to-head with timelines like “YEARS” and “FOREVER” on medication.

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