What does Chinese herbal medicine treatment involve?
Treatment with Chinese herbal medicine involves the use of combinations of herbs designed to correct the particular disharmony of the individual. The Chinese materia medica details several hundred commonly used ingredients, including roots, stems, flowers, leaves, fruit, seeds, and bark, together with some non plant materials.
The art of the herbalist is to produce an individual formula derived from classical formulae and tailored to the patient's needs.
The individual qualities of the herbs ; temperature and synergy are matched to the individual patient’s pattern of disease.
Chinese herbal medicine may be administered as:
·A tea, made up from raw herbs, or concentrated powders
· Capsules .
·External washes—for skin conditions.
How many treaments will I need?
This will depend on the following: The condition being treated. How long the condition has been present. The severity of the condition and other factors. The general health of the patient.