Chinese herbal medicine has great antiquity, with therapeutic roots extending back to the Zhou Dynasty, Late Bronze/Early Iron Age at about 2500 to 3000 years ago. From its ancient origins, herbalism in China evolved in response to disease concepts current at the time and continues to evolve to meet the contemporary heath requirements of people all over the world today.
With over 23 centuries of continuous use, traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine treats illness from within a framework that addresses the patient's overall constitution.
Both the illness and underlying physical makeup of an individual are taken into account for diagnosis and treatment.
Western drugs often control symptoms but do not alter the disease process, whereas Chinese herbal therapy treats the core imbalance underlying a persons condition's or symptoms.
All treatments are tailored to the individual and based upon a through diagnosis utilizing the comprehensive diagnostic framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine
How Chinese Herbs Work
Herbs can assist the Internal Organ Networks in the performance of their tasks. Herbal formulae can be tailored to assist a particular organ or organ network specifically e.g. the Lungs to aid respiration or treat conditions such as asthma, the Heart for Blood circulation and stress, the Stomach and Spleen to aid digestion and energy or even more complex formulation for issues such as male/female Infertility.
Herbs are more nourishing and harmonizing compared to their western counterpart (prescription drugs) which are designed to isolate and destroy pathogens resulting in more harm to your body.
Chinese Herbs can supplement the diet and fortify your constitution (somatic & spiritual) as well as help prevent ailments.
Specific types of herbal formula address issues such as colds, allergies, inflammations, or cramps often with immediate results, while others may strengthen a persons constitution over the long term.
Tonic formulas help to replenish eroded body resources; regulating formulas unblock an individuals Chi, Moisture, and Blood thereby relieving discomfort; purging formulas assist in the elimination of viral or bacterial infections.