Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine dates back 5,000 years, making it one of the oldest health care systems to date. In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) herbs have matured to primary medicine treatment for people of all ages with both chronic and acute conditions.

What are Chinese Herbs?

Many common herbs are used, such as ginger, cinnamon, fennel, garlic, ginseng, chrysanthymum, goji berries and plums. There are other herbs you may not be familiar with such as Dang Gui (angelica root) or Haung bai (Phellodendron).

A full list of the material medica can be found at http://tcmbasics.com/materiamedica.htm.

How does it work?

After the intake, specific herbs are combined to create a formula. The beauty in this process is the specific formula that matches and treats your individual health problem. This formula can be altered to suit the changes in your healing process. Herbal medicine has the ability to be very specific to each person’s needs, which is what makes it so powerful. To be effective a proper diagnosis must be made.

How is it prescribed?

There are two methods used to prescribe herbs in TCM. Patent Formulas are in pill form and specific to a set of symptoms. Granule or Bulk herbs are multiple individual herbs combined to create a formula specific for your needs.

Authentic Healing uses only the highest quality herbs and they are free of heavy metals.

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