WHO (World Health Organization) is a United Nations (UN) dependent institution for public health. Established in 1948, it is directly subordinate to the UN Economic and Social Council and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
WHO aims to bring the world’s people to the highest level of health, health being defined as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity”.
By entering Chapter 26 of the WHO Code, which is the reference for all doctors in the world, Chinese medicine methods will enter the catalog of available therapeutic means. By now appearing in the WHO pharmacopoeia, this type of protocol will be made available to doctors around the world. By 2022, all WHO Member States will apply it. “For the first time in history, the CIM codes will include terminology such as splenic qi deficiency or stagnation of hepatic qi”,
Various WHO documents call for the integration of “traditional medicine, whose quality, safety and efficacy have been proven”. With the repeated emphasis on the integration of traditional medicine, the WHO makes it clear that these are safe and effective medicines.
WHO as well as the Chinese government want is that the MTC be fully official and recognized by the insurance companies. Since these are inexpensive products and services, insurance companies can be expected to accept reimbursement.
WHO promotes the spread of traditional Chinese medicine. Its action is the general acceptance that will have a significant impact in the whole world.