Traditional Oriental (Chinese) Herbal Medicine consists of over 5000 substances derived from mostly plant, animal (some), and mineral sources.
Individual substances are rarely prescribed alone in Traditional Oriental Medicine. A carefully balanced recipe of several different herbs is specifically tailored for each person’s entire health condition. Each herb is chosen for its own specific functions. In addition, herbs can enhance the strengths and reduce the side effects of each other. The combination of substances in a formula creates a new therapeutic agent that can treat much more effectively and completely than a single substance.
The herbs are available in the form of herbal teas, liquid extracts, tablets, capsules, granules, powders, sprays, etc.
In Oriental Medicine, we are able to assess a person’s whole constitution (the health of his/her whole body) and treat the root (or cause) of a health concern along with a branch (or the symptoms) of a health concern. It is in this way that we are able to treat a person’s whole body and mind, rather than the symptom solely itself.
Herbs are also used for prevention and maintenance of one’s body. It can restore and fortify a person’s body to its optimal condition.
In addition, one of the most appealing qualities of Oriental Medicine is the low risk of adverse reaction or side effects. Herbal medicine uses all the constituents of the plant, including the cellulose. The herbs are completely balanced, and therefore have minimal side effects.
The most commonly reported adverse reaction is the medicine’s minor gastrointestinal upset. Modifying the herbal formula or adding herbs to strengthen the digestive system can remedy this. If you do notice any side effects, please stop taking your herbs and consult us right away.
Herbs can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, such as:
–Strengthening the immune system
–Relieving anxiety and depression
–Treating gynecological disorders
–Improving athletic performance
–Enhancing organ function
Skeptical about Oriental Medicine and fertility?
Most of us have heard a little about oriental medicine. Whether you have been a somewhat skeptic or never heard of it. Today we will explain a little better for you on this ancient medicine. Now, we in the west probably think of acupuncture and oriental medicine like a magical and mysterious art practice by healers and witch doctors in ancient china. But “No, No, No” oriental medicine is much more than that!
It’s a medicine treatment with the understanding of how your body functions, combining treatment that will get to the root of the problem. If explained right it would sound like western medicine just with different ways to get to the problem.
The Merck Manual is basically the staple of book for physicians, “Guess what!” The version of Chinese oriental medicine comes from a book called “Huangdi Neijing” which is an ancient Chinese medical text that has been treated as the fundamental doctrinal source for Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years. It’s a complete system of medicine that has treated illnesses for emperors and the royal courts in Chinese history for a very long time. These people lived well into their 80’s when westerners were living approximately in their 30’s on the avg.