Herbs and Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is a major aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and herbal therapies are very often used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment. The focus of herbal medicine is to restore the balance between the energy systems of the body, thereby supporting the body’s own natural healing process.
Rather than treating any particular disease or medical condition, Chinese herbs are used with the goal of restoring balance by nourishing the body and/or gently removing toxins from the tissues. The result is a more balanced state of wellness, and a rejuvenated mind and spirit.
Chinese herbal medicine is not based on conventional Western concepts of medical diagnosis and treatment. Rather than treating any particular disease, Chinese herbal therapy treats patients’ main complaints or the patterns of their symptoms. Since herbal therapies are all-natural, they are generally very safe, and have very few side effects.