Herbal medicine and acupuncture are complementary therapeutic modalities that are often used together in the treatment of medical conditions.
Over the past 5,000 years, Chinese herbology has evolved into an art form of its own. Ancient herbal information was gathered, compiled, formulated, tested, and handed down from generation to generation. For now, we continue to prescribe herbal formulas because they are a powerful therapeutic method and drug-free.
We makes herbs is familiar with most of the 1,800 herbs in the Eastern pharmacopeia. All of these 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 effects upon the body. When combined, synergistic formula is created. This combination increases the benefits of a particular formula, and minimizes any harmful side effects.
In order to create the 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.
The art and skill of creating a formula lies within choosing the precise and most effective herbs that target 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 prescribed in a ways :
- Raw herbs that are boiled into a tea
- Liquid extracts
Herbal medicine can be used to expedite the healing process, and strengthen, support or tonify the body. These formulas have the capacity to address the underlying root cause of medical conditions, whether acute or chronic. When prescribed and used correctly, herbal formulas seldom cause unwarranted side effects.
herbal medicine is a safe, effective and drug-free way to become well and stay healthy, naturally.
A snapshot of conditions typically treated with herbal medicine includes:
- Insomnia and fatigue
- Loss of appetite and common digestive disorders
- Constipation and diarrhoea
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Common cold and influenza
- Chronic headaches
- Skin disorders
- Fluid retention
- Anxiety, depression and stress
- Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Premenstrual syndrome and painful menstruation
- Excessive menstruation
- Impotence and prostate disorders
- Disorders associated with menopause