This blog post has a few good points. Acupuncture and herbology are not just Chinese. Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, is a term used a lot. I don’t think I would have gotten parental approval to go to graduate school for it if not for people telling them it is harder to get into traditional medical school than modern medical school in Korea. And Oriental is a word with its own ick factor.
“It’s only the east if you’re from somewhere else. It’s a Eurocentric name… which is why it’s wrong.” Traditional East Asian Medicine still is a bit of that, but it’s better than the other two, in my opinion. I’m not sure if it’s going to stick, but I’ll try it.
Regular blog readers know my whole household is all about the cat, who is literally The Genki Neko. The humans frequently say, “Go Team Cat!” and high five if we’ve, for example, prepared a particularly nice dinner. Thus the title for today.