About Chinese Herbal Medicine

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese herbal medicine is the main treatment method within Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is the world’s oldest, continually practiced professional medicine. Its history dates back over 5000 years. Chinese herbal medicine is based on an individualized pattern diagnosis as well as a disease diagnosis. The patient receives a customized written herbal prescription designed to treat his or her individual pattern as well as the symptom or disease.

How are Herbal medicines taken?

The most common method of taking herbal medicine is by drinking a tea prepared by boiling the selected herbs. There are also herbal pills, tinctures, and powdered extracts.

Does Herbal medicine have side effects?

Most of the components of herbal medicine have a very low side effect. When they are prescribed according to a correct TCM pattern diagnosis, they should have few if any side effects, only beneficial healing results. There are a few traditional Chinese herbs that have been found toxic by research and are abandoned by the FDA. If you have any further questions, please discuss with your practitioners.