More about Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is one part of the larger Traditional Chinese Medicine healing system.
Chinese medicine involves a deep understanding of how human physiology works from the perspective of two opposing energy forces – Yin and Yang, and how to restore the balance of the two to return the person to optimal health. Whilst many aspects of this understanding have parallels in modern medicine, one unique aspect of this type of medicine is the involvement of energy flows through the body in the form of Qi. Qi is considered the essence of life and flows through invisible channels in the body, but when Qi becomes imbalanced or blocked it can cause sickness or poor functioning of the body. Things such as poor diet, stress, lack of sleep or exercise, pollution, infection or emotional distress can cause Qi to become imbalanced.
When Chinese herbal medicine is prescribed, the Chinese Herbalist will take into account the relative balance of the patient’s Yin and Yang in order to prescribe the particular herbs that will be useful for them.
We have an extensive dispensary of approximately 130 herbs that are carefully selected, measured and combined into unique formulas for our patients.
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