Bronze Age Asia
The overall Bronze Age period in Asia is characterized by the full adoption of bronze in many regions.
The Takla Makan desert is a barren area of the central Tarim Basin in the northwestern Chinese border district of Xinjiang. Since the early 1900s a number of bodies have been recovered from the area; the mummies have distinctly Caucasian features.
Traditional Chinese medicine is possibly the oldest continually used medical system known to humankind. Based on the use of herbal medicines, acupuncture, diet, and lifestyle, traditional Chinese medicine has proven effective in many contexts. A central tenet of Chinese medicine is that ideal health is achieved through harmony with nature.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in shamanism and developed over thousands of years into a sound medical system. Ancestral experts of the art have entered the canon of traditional Chinese medicine, and have been elevated to the level of divinity in popular Chinese culture.
Ancient documents and medical textbooks reveal that traditional Chinese medicine was an advanced medical system practiced long before Western medicine.