“Chinese monks visited India for pilgrimage and also to collect canonical works.
Buddhism thrived in China during the Tang Dynasty and the number of Buddhist monasteries and temples increased rapidly,” it says.
Xuanzang visited India during CE 629-645 and Yijing came to the country between CE 671-695.
During their stay, they made Indians aware of the Chinese techniques of acupuncture and pulse examination.
On their return journey, they carried with them Buddhist works with their innumerable medical references.
They also carried with them valuable information on medicinal plants, methods of treatment, organisation of free hospitals and dispensaries, the