Nature's gift of prosperity.
What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Growing up with a garden, always with plants available to provide food and healing, it is no wonder that I have a deep respect for the use of one of the world’s oldest and most sophisticated clinical therapies, Chinese herbal medicine.
This particular aspect of Oriental medicine provides an ongoing dialogue with your system to help nourish and support the work we do with acupuncture or it can stand alone as your main therapy of choice. It is a gentle way to work on the basic constituents going into your body to help fuel effective healing.
Although there are times that call for strong pharmaceutical medications, there are many natural allies in our plant, mineral, animal and fungi kingdoms to create change in the body, mind, and emotions without unwanted side-effects. The approach of herbalism for disease and deficiencies, just like acupuncture, is to encourage the self regulating and self healing mechanisms in the body to come back online and to eventually no longer need the addition of a more potent outside influence, thus no dependency risk.
Other uses of Chinese herbalism go beyond the treatment of disease and into the maintenance and promotion of radiant health. The Superior Class of herbs take a person past the realm of surviving into the realm of thriving. These herbs take your daily food intake to the next level for a complete nutritional profile. There are a great many texts and historical stories as well as new scientific research advocating the use of these herbs well into our later years to promote mental clarity, emotional stability and physical vigor.
Is Herbal Medicine Right For You?
Herbal therapy is both used in acute conditions for the removal of disease as well as maintenance and promotion of vitality. Here are a few common issues that people seek herbal medicine:
Blood pressure regulation
Bone and joint strength
Immune system health
Nerve and muscular related pain
Nutrition and nourishment
Sexual health and vitality
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