Chinese Herbs for the following conditions.

Chinese Herbs can Assist with

 

Chinese Herbs can Assist with

  • Soft Tissue Sport Injuries

  • Post Fracture Bone Healing

  • Arthritis & Joint Pain

  • Abdominal Pain

  • Herniations & Bruising

  • Palpitations & Light Headedness

  • Immune Deficiency Syndromes

  • Shingles & Shingle Recovery

  • Nausea, Bloating & Reflux

  • Anxiety, Depression & Mania

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Male Impotence & Men's Health

  • PCOS, Fertility Support

  • Obstetric Support & Induction

  • Menopausal Syndrome​

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Use of Herbal Medicine

 

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine dates back thousands of years. "The Compendium of Meteria Medica" is an ancient pharmaceutical text, written by Li Shizhen (1518-1593AD), during the Ming Dynasty. The ‘Shan Han Lun’, is a famous and pivotal text of herbal medicine. Collated by Zhongjing between (196-220CE). This work was the first to group sets of symptoms and prescriptions. It provides specific formulas, modifications, and additional constituens and methods of herbal preperation with incredible detail. The herbs are synergetically attuned to resolve illness depending on the patients specific presentation.


Herbal constituents are classified by their innate nature. They may be cool, warm, hot or cold. Their flavour may be bitter, salty, sour, sweet, pungent, bland, or a mixture of those.  Each herb targets particular organs, body functions and body region. In Chinese Medicine each herb affects the Yin or the Yang. Influences the Qi, blood, fluids, bone, muscle or a combination of those.

 

These energetic herbal diffentiations are a reflexion of the chemical constituents (secondary metabolites) of the given herb. They are generally plants that evolved for a particularly long time when compared to other plants and therefore have a more concentrated array of active ingredients that give them their medicinal qualities and are therefore termed herbs. 


 

More about Herbs 

 

A herbal decoction may consist of a single herb, or have as many as fifteen single herbs that work in synergy with each other.  Each herb in the decoction is chosen to serve as  ‘chief’, ‘assistant’, or as a ‘guiding’ herb. The most relevant herbs in the formula are termed 'Chief herbs'. Assistant herbs synergetically supports the chief herb's function or helps with their digestion and integration into the body.  The guiding herbs ensure that the formula reaches its desired site within the body. 

 

Over thousands of years, the effect of Chinese herbal formulas have been observed, recorded, enhanced and rewritten. Prescriptions have been tried, tested, modified and enhanced over thousands of years.  No other medicine in the world has been scrutinized  and revised through the ages in this way and for the length of time as is the case of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine.  

 

From the bamboo etching found in ancient tombs, to the very current scientific tests conducted on Chinese herbs and their constituents. All this in an attempt to understand their function.

 

Herbal interactions with modern medicine is constantly being updated and recorded. This ensures the safe practice of Herbal Medicine in conjunction with Biomedical drugs in the Western clinic.

About the Session

 

A Chinese Medicine Practitioner uses a vast number of theories to understand the relationships that naturally maintain 

homeostasis in the body.  A thorough investigation of the presenting signs and symptoms is carried out. Pulse  taking and observation of the tongue enables the practitioner to identify possible etiologies, understand imbalances, and come up with a Chinese Medical diagnosis that systamatically explains the  presenting issues.  Once a Chinese Medical Diagnosis is realized, a herbal treatment can be devised to address the underlined condition, and the presenting symptoms. Headache, stomach ache, menstrual conditions, fatigue, etc.. are manifestations caused by some internal imbalance.  Chinese herbs deal with the entire condition. The aim is to direct the body to re-attain its natural balance and resolve the symptoms as well as the underlined pathology. 

Herbal formulas can be created from scratch or created from pre-existing formulas and adjusted to suit the individual, by drawing on established herbal strategies and principles.  When a practitioner is sufficiently trained he/she is able to discern herbal constituents for their synergetic relationships, while at the same time accounting for the patients constitution. A balanced herbal formula treats the presenting complaint, and also account for its digestibility  and integration into the body. 

 

 

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