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About Herbal Therapy


Herbology

Herbology is one of the more important modalities utilized in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Each herbal medicine prescription is a cocktail of many herbs tailored to the individual patient. Main ingredients are chosen to target the specific illness or ailment, then other ingredients may be added to account for the patient's yin/yang conditions and to catalyze the ingredients' effectiveness. These steps require great experience and knowledge, setting apart the good Chinese herbal practitioner from the amateurs. Unlike western medications, the balance and interaction of all the ingredients are considered more important than the effect of individual ingredients. The key to success of TCM is the treatment of each patient as an individual.


The Use of Herbs

The use of Chinese herbs ranges from pain relievers to hormone balancers, from energy boosters to sleep aids, from stomach soothers to skin soothers, and the treatment of everything from allergies or cancer to PMS and weight loss. Herbal blends serve both to prevent problems and to treat problems.

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