LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in Chinese; abstract in English only.
It remains unclear whether forms of disease therapy that rely solely on ethics or other aspects of human nature can be effective. Claims have been made throughout history for the efficacy of ethics-based medical practices, such as religious treatments. However, it is necessary to scientifically test the claim that such treatments have curative effects. It would be too hasty to accept such a conclusion without sufficient investigation. Indeed, such unthinking acceptance would entirely contradict Confucian values.
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