Chinese herbal medicine is used to assist both acute and chronic conditions.
It is also used to enhance the immune system, which can result in improved mood and energy. All age groups can take Chinese herbs, from young babies to the elderly.
How is Chinese Herbal Medicine by our practitioners?
The practitioner uses theories of traditional Chinese medicine to assess the patient’s symptoms, medical history, and read the tongue and pulses. Often Chinese herbal medicine is used in conjunction with acupuncture.
TCM is a popular method of treatment, with nearly three million Australians visiting TCM practitioners every year.
Chinese herbal medicine is part of a larger healing system called traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). This also includes acupuncture, massage dietary advice and exercise.
The underlying principles of TCM are very different from traditional Western notions about health, illness and the workings of the body. Chinese herbs are prescribed to normalise imbalanced energy, or Qi (pronounced ‘chee’), that runs through invisible meridians in the body. Studies have shown Chinese herbal medicines to be successful in treating a range of disorders, particularly gynaecological and gastrointestinal disorders.. read more here.
See also: Western Herbal Medicine