Naturally occurring substances contain a great power. The power to severely injure and the power to remarkably heal. When used appropriately herbal natural medicine can make vast changes to your health landscape.
Herbal medicine uses natural substances that have medicinal qualities to counter illness and to optimise your health and longevity. These substances can be used either individually or in combination with other herbal medicines in traditional and well-known formulas.
These formulas are selected to match the pattern of dysfunction in your body; although you and a friend may suffer from the same complaint, you both may be prescribed very different formulas since the overall conditions of your bodies may be very different. As your condition changes and improves with treatment, your herbal formula is also adjusted and modified until the desired health outcome is achieved.
When you use herbal medicine, you benefit not only from the active constituents (which are often processed into pharmaceuticals), but also from the other natural constituents present. These constituents reduce or eliminate the occurrence of side-effects.
Chinese herbal medicine can be prescribed alone or in conjunction with acupuncture treatments.