Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the popularly applied health resources across the globe. Driven by domestic and international demands, WHO is developing benchmarking documents for training and practice of traditional Chinese medicine, and there is an urgent need to develop standard terminologies to support the development and use of these benchmarking documents as well as other traditional Chinese medicine technical materials. By setting related norms and standards, this document helps to address the issues related to terminology on traditional Chinese medicine. It offers an essential tool for traditional Chinese medicine professionals, policy-makers, health workers and the general public to use the same concepts, understanding and definitions in communications, health care services and medical records, as well as in related technical and training resources.

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