Why Standardization is Important
The WATCVM will compile national standards to bring consistency to TCVM practices. A standard is a document that outlines requirements, specifications, and guidelines that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose. For TCVM, standards will ensure that doctors are practicing and learning in the safest and most accurate way. The WATCVM plans to standardize all modalities of TCVM: acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy and Tui-na.
The WATCVM will create national standards to ensure the quality of research. With standards, TCVM research will have criteria it must meet, like any other scientific research.