Herbal Therapy

How does Chinese Herbal Therapy Work?

In Chinese Medicine, herb formulas are the key to effective herbal therapy. Most of the formulas were developed in the past 1000 years. Each herb formula is a mixture of a number of herbs tailored to a certain illness or condition. A typical herb formula contain s a couple of major herbs (called King herbs) that target the major illness, and a few herbs are included to act as catalysts, and some others play a role in neutralizing side-effects caused by certain herbs. Therefore, Chinese herbal therapy is always considered as a “concert effect".

For thousands of years, there have been hundreds of herb formulas developed and documented. Most of these formula were initially named either by their king herbs’ names or by their functions. These formulas have been refined with time and widely used in practice.

How are the Chinese Herbs Used?

In modern China, herbal medicine is both taught as well as practiced alongside Western medicine. All of the major hospitals have Western and traditional Chinese medicine departments, and patients are often referred from one department to another. This has proven to be an extremely successful approach, with remarkable results achieved in such areas as cancer care, recovery from stroke, arthritis, skin diseases, heart disease, chronic degenerative diseases, post operative care, and more. It is a time-tested therapy that can successfully treat a wide range of health conditions.