Chinese herbal medicine represents the cumulative clinical experience and time-tested theories of over two millennia of continuous practice by traditional Chinese physicians. Today, it is developing rapidly as a potent complementary and alternative medical practice in the U.S.
When recommended by a skilled practitioner, Chinese herbal medicine is a safe, effective and natural way to treat a wide array of health-related conditions.
Most herbs are plant, flower and mineral derivatives. Often five or more Chinese herbs are combined to make one formula. Formulas are usually made into decocted teas, powders or pills to be ingested.
Chinese herbal medicine is often used in conjunction with acupuncture. Together, they are an effective combination for the treatment of many disorders. In many cases, acupuncture helps to regulate the energetic (yang) component of the body while Chinese herbal medicine helps to harmonize bodily deficiencies or excesses, the (yin) component.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as many as 4 billion people, or 80 percent of the earth’s population, are estimated to use a form of herbal medicine in their health care. In addition, the WHO notes that of 119 plant-derived pharmaceutical medicines, about 74 percent are used in modern medicine in ways that correlated directly with their traditional uses as plant medicine by native cultures.
Benefits of Chinese Herbal Medicine:
- Time-tested and effective
- Safe and reliable
- A natural drug-free option
- Custom-designed formulas for individual conditions