Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of WHO, says Traditional Medicine should be used together with Western Medicine for modern disease. She states medical evidence remains "inadequate" and more scientific research and rigorous, controlled testing is needed.
The two anatomical images below are from a 1716 Japanese reprint edition of the classic mid-14th Century Chinese text, Routes of the 14 Meridians and Their Functions. These anatomies do not depict musculature or the skeleton and it was only centuries later that the Chinese had a term for "muscle."
[Licensing: These images are in the public domain; their copyright has expired in the U.S. and countries with terms of the life of the author plus 100 years.]
Ear acupuncture connects 132 points in the ear to other parts of the body for diagnosis and treatment.