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About Chinese Herbal Medicine

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About Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine
consists of 5767 substances of plants, animals come and spas. The use of these substances can be traced back to 1000 BC. In recent 3000 years an incredibly rich and powerful system of medicine has created. During this time, traditional herbal mixtures that are effective for many health problems have developed. Herbs are in the form of teas, liquid extracts, tablets, capsules, granules, lotions, creams, ointments or folders are available.


Other substances only in rare and traditional Chinese medicine. A carefully balanced recipe of various herbs are specially designed for the general health situation of each individual court. Each plant is known for specially selected characteristics. Furthermore, herbs can enhance their strengths and side effects of each other. The combination of materials creates a formula to deal with any new treatment that can be much more efficient and comprehensive than a single substance.

What is the difference between Western and Chinese herbs herbs?

Western Herbal Medicine tends to use one or two plants to treat only one specific symptom. A Chinese herbal formula has up to 20 different herbs. The plants are selected to work synergistically to treat the whole person. In Chinese medicine, diagnostics, we are able to assess the entire constitution of a person (the health of the whole body) and treat the root (or cause) a health concern in relation to a branch (or symptoms) of carefully. Thus we can treat a person for the whole body and mind, and not just a symptom.

One of the most attractive features of Chinese herbal medicine is a low risk of side effects or adverse reactions. Herbal medicine uses all parts of the plant, including cellulose. The herb is completely balanced, and therefore has possible side effects.

The most commonly reported side effects are low gastrointestinal disorders. Amendment to the herbal formula or adding herbs for the digestive system can improve this tool. If you notice any side effects, please stop taking your herbs and consult your herbalist right away.


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