Chinese Herbal Medicine and acupuncture are complimentary therapeutic modalities that are often used together in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions.
Over the past 5000 years, Chinese herbology has evolved into an art of its own. Ancient herbal information was gathered, compiled, formulated, tested and handed down from generation to generation. Today, practitioner of Chinese medicine continue to prescribe herbal formulas because they works extremely well.
A practitioner who makes use of herbs is familiar with most of the 1,800 herbs in the Chinese pharmacopia. All of these herbs are classified according to their energetic qualities, functions, and the different organs, meridians, and disharmonies for which they address.
Individual herbs are combined in order to enhance their actions and effects upon body. When combined, a unique, synergistic formula is created. The combination increases the benefit of a particular formula, and minimizes any harmful side effects.
In order to create most effective formula the herbs are used in different quantities and for different purposes. This allows the herbalist to create a formula aimed at addressing individual needs.
This herb has the greatest effect upon the principle problem and it is the most important ingredient. It is the energetic and therapeutic focus of the entire formula.
These herbs support the Chief herb in the treatment of the principle problem. Deputy herbs usually address secondary signs and symptoms.
The role of assistant herb is to support, and reinforce the effect of other herbs. They also help moderate or eliminate any harsh properties of herbs within the formula.
Envoy hers harmonize, guide, and focus the action of the entire formula on certain meridians or areas of the body.
Chinese herbal formulas combined this way offer specific synergistic actions and effects upon body and mind.
The art and skill of creating a formula lies within choosing the precise and most effective herbs that target an individuals disharmony. It is important to work a qualified herbalist who can prescribe correct formula, monitor progress and adjust it as needed.
Formula can be prescribed in a number of ways: raw herbs that are boiled into tea, liquid extracts, pills or powders.
Chinese herbal medicine can be used to expedite the healing process, strength, support or tonify the body. It is powerful therapeutic method in and of itself. These formulas have the capacity of address the underlying root cause of various medical conditions, whether cute or chronic. When prescribed and used correctly, Chinese herbal formula rarely cause unwarranted side-effects.
Chinese herbs have served as the foundation for "Traditional Chinese Medicine", or TCM, for over 5,000 years. The fundamental idea of living in harmony with nature and the environment forms the basis for the use of Chinese herbs as well as the traditional Chinese approach to health. Knowledge of the healing power of Chinese herbs and herbal formulas has been passed down from generation to generation, and today represents one of China’s greatest gifts to mankind.
The isolation of China throughout history plays a role in the general lack of understanding about Chinese herbs by other world civilizations. However, since the opening of China in 1972, knowledge of the ancient healing powers of Chinese herbs has been gradually spreading to western countries. Chinese herbs are now experiencing a rapid increase in usage and popularity. Health-conscious consumers are concerned about the concentration of synthetic chemicals in western diets, medicines, and the general environment. Chinese herbs are being welcomed by progressive western consumers who are seeking natural, healthy and balanced health alternatives.
Chinese herbs and herbal remedies are used to help realign an individual’s yin or yang balance in order to improve overall well-being. Chinese herbal formulas include hundreds of popular organic ingredients that work in harmony to produce the desired effects in a person’s body. These ingredients are primarily of plant origin, and may include roots, bark, seeds, flowers and leaves. Some ancient Chinese herbal formulas may also include certain processed animal products and organic minerals that have been found to have unique health benefits. Each organic ingredient typically has unique characteristics (i.e. yin/yang balancing, qi/energy boosting, etc.) that are reinforced and harmonized in comprehensive ancient Chinese herbal formulas that have been passed down through the years.
We believes that only the highest quality, all-natural herbs should be used to help our patients reach the full health potential available from herbs and traditional Chinese formulas. And all herbs we used are natural ingredients and preservative-free.
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