Many people in the western world are aware of the benefits of traditional Chinese medicine. Common treatments include acupuncture, reflexology, and herbal medicine。
Acupuncture was more popular mainly because of US president Richard Nixon’s visit to China in 1972, where he witnessed open heart surgery being performed in a Chinese hospital using acupuncture for pain management.
Actually Chinese herbal medicine has better effects comparing with Acupuncture in some treatments. It’s a 5,000-year-old system designed to treat a variety of ailments. This ancient practise is based on prescribing a combination of five varieties of herbs – pungent, sour, sweet, bitter and salty – which are boiled in water.
At the root of traditional Chinese medicine is the belief that the individual (microcosm) is viewed as an integral part of the forces of nature (macrocosm). By careful observation of nature, Taoist sages were able to perceive patterns common to both the external environment and the internal climate of the human body. Over a period of thousands of years, the cumulative observations of sages all over China led to an intricate system of diagnosis and healing.
Chinese herbs are rarely used individually in clinics. They are used exclusively in herbal formulas where multiple herbs are combined. These combinations are designed to boost an herb’s effectiveness, address several maladies at once, or to counter potential side effects.
Many patients often ask me how long they need to take the herbs.
The duration varies based on the concern. Just like with prescription drugs, some Chinese herbs can do the job after a few doses, while others are taken for months or longer. For quickly onset concerns like a cold, Chinese medicines can work very fast and take effect within hours. For concerns that are chronic or larger in scope like cholesterol, glucose, weight management, or hair growth, it usually takes months to see results.
For people who has interests to know how herbs can help you out of pain or other issues, Please contact 085 1071022 if you like to book a consultation.