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Chinese Herbal Medicine (中药)

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For thousands of years, Chinese herbal medicine has been developed to prevent and treat illness and disease. In China, herbal medicine is considered as the primary therapeutic modality of internal medicine. Herbs have been proven safe and effective when administered correctly.

Herbs consist of various plants, roots, seeds, berries, bark, flowers, etc. Each individual herb has different properties such as taste, temperature and enters different organs and meridians. Rather than being prescribed individually, single herbs are combined into formulas that are designed by a practitioner to adapt to the specific needs of individual patients. Herbal formulas are prepared by our in-house pharmacy. Unlike western medications, the balance and interaction of all the ingredients are considered more important than the effect of individual ingredients. When used in conjunction with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine gives total harmony and balance to the whole body, effecting maximum treatment.

The taste of the herbs may seem unusual to most people at first. It generally takes a short time to adjust and people often end up saying how they actually like the herbs.

In our office, we mainly offer powder herbs, that are concentrated granule from raw herbs. It is more convenient to prepare the herbal tea than traditional raw herbs.

To learn more… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_herbology

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