I was speaking with a Chinese national the other day who expressed great surprise when I told her how widely admired and emulated Traditional Chinese Medicine is. "Really? In China most people prefer medications," she said. "Maybe 5% of Chinese go in for TCM."
Well, 5% of the Chinese population is still a lot of people. China is a huge marketing opportunity, not just for manufacturers and raw materials, but for Western holistic practitioners and psychoanalysts.
According to the Washington Post:
Chinese doctors - whose training has been limited to drug prescription - are hungry for new theories and techniques to treat patients. Meanwhile, Freudian psychoanalysts in the United States -- often seen as outdated, even irrelevant - are equally keen to gain new ground in China. Connecting the two sides is Skype - an Internet video conferencing technology that didn't even exist until seven years ago.