The system of Chinese Medicine is an ancient practice that dates back at least 3,000 years. Chinese Medicine is perhaps most well-known for its use of acupuncture, or therapeutic needling. It is less well known that Chinese Herbs are a fundamental part of Chinese Medicine and are used today in conjunction with acupuncture at almost every medical visit in China. Chinese herbs can be used to treat virtually any medical condition. Some examples of conditions that are successfully treated with Chinese herbs are fatigue, digestive disturbances, hormonal imbalances, insomnia, immune support, musculoskeletal pain/injury and mood disorders.
Chinese herbs are prescribed by Chinese Medicine Practitioners based on an in-depth intake, where the root cause of a patient's health concerns is ascertained. Practitioners also use the patient's pulse as well as the appearance of their tongue to determine the diagnosis and appropriate herbal formula. Often Chinese herbs are prescribed during an acupuncture visit; a powerful combination that brings about faster and deeper healing. Chinese herbs are prescribed based on a complex system of patterns. Interestingly, a particular medical condition, such as insomnia, can be caused by various different patterns. For this reason, Chinese herbs are best prescribed by a trained professional.
Chinese herbs come in several forms including tea granules, powders, tea pills, capsules, tinctures and tablets. At Care Cure, our dispensary is stocked with Chinese herbs in capsule, tablet and tincture form. These herbal formulas are potent, convenient to take, and are laboratory tested to ensure they are free from contaminants, heavy metals and pesticides. Additionally, Care Cure carries a line of pleasantly tasting liquid formulas for the most common medical conditions for our pediatric patients, ranging from immune support, digestive Issues and focus/hyperactivity support.
A few of the most popular Chinese herbal formulas that can be of great benefit are:
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