The Uygur iatrology and medicine account for a rather large proportion of TCM. Till now, the medicines included in the national pharmacopoeia have amounted to 202 kinds, including 115 medicinal materials and 87 preparations.
The Miao people lived mountain areas that produce a large variety of medicines. At present, there are more than 1,500 kinds of common medicines, of which about 200 kinds are commonly used, and many precious and rare medicines.
Under the influence and direction of simple materialism and dialectic, Mongolian iatrology absorbed parts of basic Tibetan and Indian medical theories as well as the Han iatrological knowledge and came to form its own unique iatrology.
The Oroqen people mainly use herbs and a few kinds of animal medicine. Most of the herbs are specially used as medicine, but some of them are edible. There are 26 kinds of commonly used herbs which can cure more than 20 diseases.
The Dai people mainly reside in areas of tropical and subtropical zones. Xishuangbanna is just located at the joint of warm and moist current from Pacific East Asia monsoon andIndian Oceansouthwest monsoon.
The Bouyei people mainly reside in areas between the temperate zone and subtropical climate zone with abundant animal and herbal medicine resources. Over 1,000 varieties of medicine are used by the Bouyei people.
During their long-term production and laboring practices, the Yao people have accumulated rich experience in preventing and treating diseases with herbal drugs and developed their distinctive Yao medicine.