One of the things that I most appreciate is the way the Chinese approach their health. Unlike the western world, preventative medicine is what people swear by. Special teas and soups come and go from the dinner table depending on the season. Certain vegetables are only served in certain months for their particular health benefits. And for most mild ailments, you generally hear that you should probably have been drinking more water.
When you do come down with something, as I have more than a few times, the remedies are the stuff you read about but can't imagine are real. There are magical cough syrups that smell like an old spice cabinet and taste unfortunately like the cabinet wood. Homemade blends of radish and honey are mixed with hot water and guaranteed to soothe a cold and reduce a fever. There are even detoxifying teas made out of scorpions.
China may be globalizing, but it's definitely keeping its roots, and there's nowhere you can see that like you can in a pharmacy.
I genuinely admire and respect the Chinese mentality of making use of everything you can. I've mentioned before that this has led to the country's diverse culinary dishes. It is also what has developed China's approach to medicine and while not always miraculous (or even effective,) there have been many times that I've consumed one strange thing or another, only to feel infinitely better just a short while later.
Cheers to health in China!