Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine has been used for over two thousand years. This knowledge of plant based prevention and healing, using bark, leaf, stem and root is used to treat a vast range of conditions.
According to Chinese medicine every living thing is sustained by the balance of two opposing forces of energy, Yin and Yang. Together they make up Qi, pronounced ‘chee’ which is the energy that flows in, through and around the body.
This energy passes through channels, called meridians which makes up an energetic system of communication that relates to all systems within the body. When there is an imbalance of yin or yang in the body, for example an imbalance of heat and cold, or deficiency and excess, it can effect the body’s natural state of health. Any number of causes can be attributed to an imbalance including, physical, mental and emotional stress, infection, injury, and poor diet.
In Chinese medicine, herbs are an integral component of balancing, restoring and maintaining health. They are used to treat a number of conditions including:
Chinese medicine takes a holistic approach of diagnosis and treatment. It’s aim is to seek out and treat the root cause of a condition. This differs from western medicine which mainly focuses on treating the symptoms.
Chinese medicine practitioners work from a traditional Chinese medicine text called Materia Medica that contains thousands of plants and other extracts. Herbs can be prescribed in pill format, teas, powders, salves and liquid extracts. As Chinese medicine treats the individual as opposed to the illness, a specific herbal formula may be required for your particular condition.
Chinese herbs, as long as they are taken correctly have little or no side effects. This is because they are natural, non-synthetic and are recognised by the body as such. They are an effective natural alternative to pharmaceutical medication. If you are thinking of taking Chinese herbal medicine please consult a licensed practitioner for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
Care Cure are licensed Chinese medicine practitioners in Ireland with the expertise and experience to offer you the best advice on herbal remedies. Please avail of our free consultation if you are considering taking Chinese herbal medicine.
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