Herbal Medicine Therapy
Chinese herbal therapy involves the use of natural plants and minerals. Each has its own specific characteristics and particular medical use to treat diseases, rectify and hyperactivity or hyperactivity of yin and yang,and to help restore the body to its normal physiological functions.
Chinese herbal therapy must be given by qualified TCM practitioners. The practitioner conducts a diagnostic interview, which includes asking questions relating to your health problems, taking your pulse and examining your tongue, before making a prescription.
Why Choose herbal medicine?
Herbal medicine is distinct from medicine based on pharmaceutical drugs. Firstly because of the complexity of plant materials it is far more balanced than medicine based on isolated active ingredients and is far less likely to cause side-effects. Secondly, because herbs are prescribed in combination, the different components of a formulae balance each other, and the undergo a mutual synergy which increases efficiency and enhance safety. Thirdly, herbal medicine treats the root of the problem as well as the symptom. It is also designed to encourage the self-healing process.
Are herbs safe?
Chinese herbs are very safe when prescribed correctly by a properly trained practitioner. Over the centuries doctors have compiled information about the pharmacopoeia and placed great emphasis on the protection of the patient. Allergic type reaction are rare, and will cause no lasting damage if the treatment is stopped as soon as symptoms appear. All the herbs we use are legal and are included in the government’s herb list.