Herbal medicine is an integral component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is also one of the oldest (and most popular) forms of health care.
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine draws on ancient practices – herbal medicine is as old as humanity itself. Early human beings were hunter-gatherers whose survival depended on their knowledge of their environment. Direct experience taught them which plants were toxic, which ones imparted strength and sustained life, and which had special healing qualities.
The term “herbal medicine” refers to the use of a plant’s seed, berries, roots, leaves, bark or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbs and botanicals have been used to treat a wide range of health problems worldwide for thousands of years.
The natural world carries such incredible healing potential. Herbal medicine is the administration of herbs in specific doses. Based on a patient’s unique symptoms and presentation, a combination of herbs is selected to treat the symptoms, achieve better balance in the body, and prevent the onset of symptoms in the future.
Herbal formulas are most commonly administered in pills, powders, tinctures, or as dried herbs that are prepared as boiled tea called a decoction.
The beauty of herbal medicine is, that due to the wide variety of medicinal plants available, your practitioner is able to design and prescribe an herbal formula that is tailored to your individual needs. (For example: you might have the same symptoms as your friend Suzy, but based on your individual needs, your herbal formula might be completely different from hers)
Daily, I use herbal formulas to help patients with symptoms of:
- Menstrual Cramps
- The Common Cold
- Mood Swings
- Stress and Anxiety
- Morning Sickness
- Postpartum depression, fatigue, and insufficient breast milk
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