restricted access The Status of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Canada

This article will demonstrate that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is well established within Canada. This is seen in the trends that include it and in its widespread institutionalization. Canadians are increasing their use of alternative medicine. Furthermore, TCM is an important form of treatment in various hospitals, is widely commercialized, is covered under many health insurance schemes, is regulated by four provinces and the federal government, has its own regulatory bodies and teaching institutions, and is taught in the public education system. Arguably, its presence will grow as this institutionalization continues to highlight TCM’s fundamental values.