We must be clear about the root of the problems and that there are two sides to the coin. The intentions of the manufacturers of traditional Chinese medicine maybe good but what can happen is the middlemen can take the medicines and manipulate the contents for higher monetary returns. That is the root of many problems we get today when it comes to traditional Chinese medicine. The best practice is to consult the sinsehs or any practising Chinese doctor who knows traditional Chinese medicine. They can differentiate between genuine and adulterated traditional Chinese medicines.
Is Chinese traditional medicine an acceptable means of treatment today? Yes.