Chinese herbal medicine is part of an integrated system of primary health care, known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated from China 5000 years ago.
The underlying principles of TCM are very different from traditional Western notions about health, illness and the workings of the body. Adopting a completely holistic approach to regulate, nourish, and cleanse the body system, this practice can assist in treating a range of disorders, particularly gynaecological and gastrointestinal disorders.
After four diagnostic methods of TCM: inspection, auscultation&olfaction, inquiring and pulse-taking, a qualified TCM practitioner is able to diagnose and prescribe a Chinese herbal formula that specifically matches and treats your individual health problem. As your condition changes and improves with treatment, the Chinese herbal treatment is also adjusted and modified until the desired health outcome is achieved.
Today, there are more than 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine- most are of plant origin though some animal and mineral substances may also be used. You may find some in your kitchen, such as ginger, garlic and cinnamon, while others such as chrysanthemum and peony flowers, are more likely to be found in your garden! Many of the substances used will be unfamiliar to you and have names like chai hu (bupleurum), di huang (rehmannia), and huang qi (astragalus).
It is made by concentrated natural herbal extracts which is known as effective and less side effects.
It is useful to treat various of disorders, and also very good at assist in maintenance or improvement of general well-being.
The choice, combination and strength of the Chinese herbal medicine are individually based on personal condition and need. As your condition changes and improves with treatment, the Chinese herbal treatment is also adjusted and modified until the desired health outcome is achieved.