Chinese Herbal Medicine
This is an all natural healing system originating with traditional Chinese medicine. Herbs and plant based supplements are prescribed to restore energy and balance to the body, to the opposing forces of energy – Yin and Yang.
What conditions can herbs help treat?
- Insomnia and fatigue
- Loss of appetite and common digestive disorders
- Constipation and diarrhoea
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Common cold and influenza
- Chronic headaches
- Skin disorders
- Fluid retention
- Anxiety, depression and stress
- Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
- Premenstrual syndrome and painful menstruation
- Excessive menstruation
- Impotence and prostate disorders
- Disorders associated with menopause
Why are herbs prescribed
Sometimes, a combination of services will be the optimum treatment for a condition. That may include herbal supplements. A careful evaluation of each client, and individual needs are diagnosed, then Chinese herbal medicines are prescribed which take into account the individual therapeutic action of each herb and well as the effects.
What types of herbs are used?
There are more than 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine. Some are common, such as ginger, garlic and cinnamon, and some might even be found in your garden like chrysanthemum and peony. Then others may be more exotic, like chai hu (bupleurum), di huang (rehmannia), and huang qi (astragalus).
All are used in a holistic approach, with a strong emphasis on prevention of illness, not just on treatment.