China is home to 1/5 of the world population, yet its health care system delivers both “traditional” Eastern medicine and Western medicine. Therefore, you may receive a prescription to go to the pharmacy where numerous natural herbs will be combined as ingredients for a soup, tea, or balm. You may be directed to acupuncture or a tai chi practitioner. Any or all may be employed to treat or prevent a condition. My first visit to mainland China took me to 4 medical centers thru out the country and to this day I remain respectful of their medical knowledge.