Chinese Herbal Medicine
What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Chinese Herbal Medicine is thought to be 2000-3000 years old. It is still considered to be the main branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China, even more popular than Acupuncture, and in China it is used alongside modern medicine as part of a comprehensive healthcare treatment approach.
Chinese Herbal Medicine combines parts of plants, nuts, roots, seeds, minerals, fruits and vegetables into a prescription.
What Are The Benefits Of Chinese Herbal Medicine?
- The improvement of an illness or specific condition by restoring the body back to its natural healthy balance
- The prevention of illness in order to maintain an optimal level of health.
- Effective in the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions
- Because it is holistic (treats the whole body) by nature, Chinese Herbal Medicine helps to eliminate the underlying cause of the condition in addition to merely treating the symptoms
- Helps bring the body, mind and emotions back into a healthy balance, so is useful in the treatment of a wide range of physical, mental and emotional complaints
What Does A Chinese Herbal Medicine Treatment Involve?
Treatment of illness is based on the diagnosis and differentiation of “patterns of disharmony” or “syndromes” as they are called in TCM.
Once a diagnosis is reached the appropriate Chinese herbal prescription can be selected. For example, if the client suffers with menopausal night sweats and hot flushes, depending on the diagnosis, herbs to reduce heat will most definitely be part of the prescription given to that client.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is often used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment and dietary therapy in order to give the client the best chance to regain optimum health.