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Chinese herbal medicine is safe, effective and drug-free way to become well and stay healthy, naturally!Chinese Herbal Medicine and acupuncture are complimentary therapeutic modalities that are often used together in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions.
Over the past 5000 years, Chinese herbology has evolved into an art of its own. Ancient herbal information was gathered, compiled, formulated, tested and handed down from generation to generation. Today, practitioner of Chinese medicine continue to prescribe herbal formulas because they works extremely well.
A practitioner who makes use of herbs is familiar with most of the 1,800 herbs in the Chinese pharmacopia. All of these herbs are classified according to their energetic qualities, functions, and the different organs, meridians, and disharmonies for which they address.
Individual herbs are combined in order to enhance their actions and effects upon body. When combined, a unique, synergistic formula is created. The combination increases the benefit of a particular formula, and minimizes any harmful side effects.
In order to create most effective formula the herbs are used in different quantities and for different purposes. This allows the herbalist to create a formula aimed at addressing individual needs.
Within each formula exists a specific hierarchy of herbs:
(1)Chief herb-This herb has the greatest effect upon the principle problem and it is the most important ingredient. It is the energetic and therapeutic focus of the entire formula.
(2)Deputy herb-These herbs support the Chief herb in the treatment of the principle problem. Deputy herbs usually address secondary signs and symptoms.
(3)Assistant herb-The role of assistant herb is to support, and reinforce the effect of other herbs. They also help moderate or eliminate any harsh properties of herbs within the formula.
(4)Envoy herbs-Envoy hers harmonize, guide, and focus the action of the entire formula on certain meridians or areas of the body.
Chinese herbal formulas combined this way offer specific synergistic actions and effects upon body and mind.
The art and skill of creating a formula lies within choosing the precise and most effective herbs that target an individuals disharmony. It is important to work a qualified herbalist who can prescribe correct formula, monitor progress and adjust it as needed.
Formula can be prescribed in a number of ways: raw herbs that are boiled into tea, liquid extracts, pills or powders.
Chinese herbal medicine can be used to expedite the healing process, strength, support or tonify the body. It is powerful therapeutic method in and of itself. These formulas have the capacity of address the underlying root cause of various medical conditions, whether cute or chronic. When prescribed and used correctly, Chinese herbal formula rarely cause unwarranted side-effects.