'Regulate Chong channels': Read the TGA's new list of alternative medicine indications

Others include activating blood and replenishing essence

The TGA has drawn up a curious list of official clinical indications for complementary and alternative medicines (CAM), including “warm your Yang” and “regulate Chong channels”.

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The medicines watchdog came up with the list in what looks like an attempt to prevent manufacturers selling treatments for bogus, non-existent health problems.

But while the list does include indications such as “itchy eyes” and “mild bronchial cough”, the TGA appears happy to also lend certain health issues — largely unknown to Western