Chinese Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is one of the most essential elements of Traditional
Chinese Medicine, and provides an important compliment to acupuncture treatment. While acupuncture stimulates the flow of energy and blood, herbal formulas are designed to nourish and replenish deficiencies in the metabolic, endocrine and immune systems.

In Western medicine pharmaceutical drugs are prescribed to treat a specific disease. Chinese herbal formulas, however, are individually compounded to treat the whole patient and their particular underlying disorder or deficiency. The formulas, which may contain up to 15 different herbs, generally contain both herbs to naturally increase general health and to deal with the specific ailment.

Want to dive deeper? Check out these sections for more detailed information about the major aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Acupuncture - General theories and pictures of acupuncture and the corresponding acupuncture points.

Diagnosis - Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis

Schools - educational institutions which teach Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Theory - Traditional Chinese Medicine

Qigong - energy cultivation through meditative breathing and visualization

Tui Na - Traditional Chinese medicine manipulation and massage