Ancient herbal information was gathered, compiled, formulated, test, and handed down from generation to generation. Today, practitioners of Chinese medicine continue to prescribe herbal formulas because they are a powerful therapeutic method.
A practitioner who makes use of herbs is familiar with most of the 1,800 herbs in the Chinese pharmacopeia. All of these herbs are classified according to their energetic qualities, functions, and the different organs, meridians, and disharmonies which they address.
Individual herbs are combined in order to enhance their actions and effects upon the body. When combined, a unique, synergistic formula is created. This combination increases the benefits of a particular formula and minimizes any harmful side effects.
Formulas can be prescribed in a number of ways: raw herbs that are boiled into a tea, liquid extracts, pills or powders. Chinese 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 root causes of various medical conditions, whether acute or chronic.
When prescribed and used correctly, Chinese herbal formulas rarely cause unwanted side-effects. Herbal medicine is a safe, effective, and drug-free way to become well and stay healthy, naturally.