The true benefit of this herbal tradition, as with acupuncture, is that it allows practitioners to blend formulas to match each patient and their signs and symptoms exactly. For example, instead of having a standard formula for a particular condition, we can increase the clinical effectiveness of the herbs through this tailoring.
Common conditions supported by herbal formulas in Chinese medicine:
Headaches and migraines
Traditional Chinese Medicine offers an extensive herbal treatment history, with herbal texts dating from 2.000 yrs ago. Within it are thousands of years of development and research which we benefit from greatly today. Chinese herbal medicine describes thousands of medicinal substances – primarily plants, but also some minerals and animal products. Herbs are often given as teas, capsules, liquid extracts, granules, or powders. Chinese herbs are often used in formulas instead of being used singularly. Formulas using multiple herbal qualities allow you to combine the herbs to enhance their positive effects and reduce or eliminate any negative side effect they may have.
You should never attempt herbal treatment without proper training as some of the herbs are toxic and need to be prepared correctly!