Chinese herbal medicine is a systematic approach to treating disease through plants, animals and minerals. Chinese herbalism is well researched with many herbs being incorporated into orthodox medicine. In contrast to orthodox medicine where “active ingredients” are isolated forming the basis of proprietary products, Chinese herbalism uses the whole herb. While the use of whole herbs can be slower in action, there are also few side-effects. Below is a brief introduction to some of the forms that Chinese herbalism and they treat.
Topicals— Comprised of essential oils or creams with powered herbs or granules, topicals are used primary for inflammation of skin, mucosa like nasal passages, and killing infections, like spider bites. They are also used to relax tense muscles and move stagnant blood.
Raw Herbs— Specially prepared herbs to be cooked in a ceramic For respiratory conditions, ENT, bronchitis, gastro intestinal infections, paracites, liver conditions, IBS, shingles/herpes
Granules— Bottles containing 5 to 1 extracts of individual herbs crafted into a single formula. Suitable for long term conditions or multiple conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, combination hypertension and diabetes.
Classical Formulas in tablet form — Price-performing, traditional formula that address both root and branch conditions.