Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture are complementary therapeutic modalities that are often used together in the treatment of a variety of health conditions. Extending back thousands of years, Chinese herbology has evolved into an art form of its own. Herbal information was gathered, compiled, formulated, tested, and handed down from generation to generation. Today, practitioners of Chinese medicine continue to prescribe herbal formulas because they are a powerful therapeutic method.
There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese pharmacopeia. All herbs are classified according to their energetic qualities, functions, and the different organs, meridians and disharmonies they address. Individual herbs are combined in order to enhance their actions and effects upon the body. When combined, a unique, synergistic formula is created. This combination increases the benefits of a particular formula, and minimizes potential side effects of any single herb when used alone.
In order to create the most effective formula, herbs are used in different quantities and for different purposes. This allows the creation of a formula aimed at addressing individual needs and targeting an individual’s disharmony. It is important to work with a qualified herbalist who can prescribe the correct formula, monitor progress and adjust the dosage and herbs as needed.
Formulas can be administered in a number of ways:
Raw herbs that are boiled into a tea
Chinese herbal medicine is a natural choice to expedite the healing process, and strengthen, support or tonify the body. These formulas have the capacity to address the underlying root cause of various health conditions, whether acute or chronic.
Chinese herbal medicine is a safe, effective and drug-free way to become well and stay healthy, naturally.