part of a warming to the practice

Reply Wed 5 Jun, 2019 08:18 pm
Should "part of a warming to the practice" be "part of a warning to the practice"?

Is it possilbe that the "warming" mean "warm greetings/congrats"? Because Margrete Chan ever praised TCM.


These mixed signals are now worryingly mirrored by the World Health Organization (WHO), which last week approved a new version of its International Classification of Diseases, a highly influential document that categorizes and assigns codes to medical conditions, and is used internationally to decide how doctors diagnose conditions and whether insurance companies will pay to treat them. The latest version, ICD-11, is the first to include a chapter on TCM — part of a warming to the practice under former director-general Margaret Chan, who led the WHO from 2006 to 2017.


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Miss L Toad
Reply Wed 5 Jun, 2019 08:37 pm
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Reply Wed 5 Jun, 2019 10:10 pm
"Warming" here means "more accepting."
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Reply Wed 5 Jun, 2019 10:21 pm
In the entire context of the article which you kindly linked to; it tells of how TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has been slow to gain acceptance in the eyes of western (European, American) medicine and doctors.

This seems to be slowly changing. Therefore, it is said they, in this case, the WHO (the World Health Organization), are "warming to the practice" . Simply put, this means acceptance is growing.

Warming is correct.
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Reply Wed 5 Jun, 2019 11:19 pm
Thank you. Smile
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Jewels Vern
Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2019 06:20 pm
When a person is unfamiliar with something, the process of familiarization is sometimes called "warming", such as warming to the idea, warming up, and so on. The figure of speech recalls the feeling of warmth from a heater or campfire, and is often used when referring to building a friendship.
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