So you thought “ancient” meant “good”, eh? Harriet Hall for ScienceBasedMedicine.org:
TCM really hasn’t been doing a creditable job of healing people for thousands of years. A book that was brought to my attention by one of our readers (thank you!) provides a unique insight into what Chinese medicine was really like circa 1900. I wish everyone who believes in ancient Chinese medical wisdom would read the chapter on Chinese medicine in this book. It provides a much-needed reality check.
The book she’s referring to is free on archive.org.