Chinese herbs are gaining popularity among people, especially against the effects of the haze.
Channel NewsAsia spoke to some conventional Chinese Medicine practitioners, who reported that in the last two days, there has been a spike of 40% sale of Chinese herbs.
The practitioners also said that increasing number of people—almost 20% are coming to them for the treatment of dry eyes and sore throats.
As per a recent report in China Daily, acupuncture in especially growing in popularity in Brazil, after President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that his shoulder arthritis problem was cured with this traditional therapy.
A delegation of physicians gathered in Brazil in the year 2006 to educate people about the useful effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in several skin problems, menopause symptoms, insomnia, anxiety, dementia, joint pain, rheumatism, diabetes, and other illnesses.
The program was so successful that the committee is preparing for a TCM follow-up forum on health and beauty in the year 2011.
Some people in Brazil are still skeptical in using TCM concepts, but the success rate is quite high and is slowly gaining respect all over the world.
It is worth mentioning that recently an act was passed in Australia to recognise TCM practitioners as licensed doctors.