Chinese Herbal Medicine has a history that dates back to the 3rd century BC, and since then, its theories have gone through deep research and have been developed as a result of changing clinical conditions. Researchers have identified and classified the healing properties of thousands of herb varieties. Alongside with Western Medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine forms a fundamental part of national healthcare in China, which reflects its effectiveness.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) aims to balance and harmonise the flow of Qi (energy) through the body's medirians (vital energy channels). Chinese herbs are prescribed based on a deep understanding of the patient's symptoms and medical history, with the objective of effectively helping to heal the underlying health issue, rather than merely treating exterior symptoms. Chinese herbs are also an effective means of preventing illness as it can be used to improve the body's immune system. The Chinese see prevention as equally important as treating ill health.
Chinese Herbs are plant based, and the prescription is usually a combination of herbs, tailored specifically to your needs. Sometimes single herbs can also be prescribed. The same herbs will have different effects on the body when coupled with other herbs, the precise blending of different herbs together for each individual patient is the art of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Throughout your treatment process, your condition will likely change and improve, therefore the formula suitable to you will also be adjusted to accomodate this.