Geneva exhibition showcases traditional Chinese medicine
Visitors try out a device displayed at the exhibition of traditional Chinese medicine in Geneva, Switzerland. [Photo/shutcm.edu.cn]
An exhibition of traditional Chinese medicine or TCM was staged at the Palace of Nations --- the home of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland – on Sept 14-25, the organizers said.
It showcased the development of the medical treasure over the course of human history, running into the modern world.
Co-hosted by the Chinese Mission to Geneva and China's National Administration of TCM, the exhibition not only introduced some basics of the TCM but also let the visitors experience the applications of TCM with the help of modern technology.
The "Internet Plus TCM" part of the exhibition, presented by Shanghai University of TCM, used a scroll and advanced devices to tell how internet and big data technology assist the development of TCM in the new era.
One of the devices developed by the university can scan the user's face, tongue coating and conduct a consultation before producing a test report and a personal health plan within two minutes.
The plan has suggested daily diet and exercises. The user can then save the report to their smartphone by scanning a QR code.