Benefits of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Medicine has been a revered practice for over 3000 years, with roots tracing back to seminal texts from 200 BC. This holistic approach to healthcare stands in stark contrast to modern medicine, as it evaluates a person’s state of health and well-being by taking into account all aspects of their life – internal, external, spiritual, and emotional.
In Chinese Medicine, the body is viewed as a microcosm of the universal macrocosm, and what we learn from nature is used to describe physiological processes within the body. The aim is to restore balance and prevent disease from forming, making this medical system a proactive approach to health.
Chinese herbs are unique in that they are formulated based on a patient’s individual needs. A practitioner will consider all aspects of a person’s health and prescribe a combination of 6 to 12 different herbs with specific therapeutic actions in mind. This approach treats not only the symptoms but also the underlying causes, leading to a more comprehensive and effective form of healing.
The organs in Chinese Medicine are not just evaluated based on their cellular processes, but also on their energetic activities. Each organ is assigned various qualities, such as an element, a taste, a color, and an emotion, and these are linked together through an interrelated cycle. Maintaining balance between the organs and their associated elements is crucial for optimal health.
Herbal medicine has been a part of human culture for thousands of years, and time and time again, research has shown that whole plants are more effective than their pharmacological derivatives. Chinese Herbal Medicine is no exception. This ancient practice continues to astound with its accessibility, safety, and effectiveness. The more research is done on Chinese Herbal Medicine, the more evident it becomes that this medical tradition holds immense value and potential.
As a Doctor of Chinese Herbology, I am passionate about expanding the reach of this powerful medical system and helping people reach their full potential through high-quality herbal medicine.