It has been less than one hundred years since laboratory designed dietary supplements and pharmaceutical drugs have been available on the market.
Before this, folks all around the world used food and herbs as their sources of nutrients and medicine. Because of this, herbs are now known in Traditional Chinese Medicine as the "forgotten diet".
Chinese herbal medicine has been time tested and proven to be effective. Many of the herbal textbooks that we use today date back hundreds of years. One of the most popular books that is used today is called the "Shang Han Lun," and was written in the year 200 AD.
These ancient herbal medicinal prescriptions from books like this are still used because they have successfully treated illnesses and imbalances that in modern days translate to:
An herbalist that practices Traditional Chinese Medicine is trained in the same theory used by acupuncturists to diagnose and treat patients. Based off this diagnosis, an herbal prescription is created that is tailored to your individual body constitution and health needs, providing personalized health care.
Most Chinese herbal prescriptions contain between four and twelve herbs. Herbs are taken internally as:
For use with injuries, herbs are also used externally as: