A very modern natural medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) is a very modern form of medicine despite its ancient origins. Because it forms a major part of healthcare provision in China and throughout all of South East Asia, and is provided in state hospitals alongside Western medicine, considerable scientific research has continued to hone its use and clinical effectiveness. For example, a recent scientific paper found CHM to be twice as effective as IVF in achieving pregnancy for women diagnosed as infertile.
While you will find a lot of advice on the Internet telling you which herb is good for what, it’s important to realise that most of the herbs we use are only available on prescription, and are much stronger and better quality assured than over-the-counter herbs.
We always prescribe herbs as a custom-made for you formula of at least 5 to 8 herbs. This allows the different components of a formula to balance each other, and they undergo a mutual synergy that increases efficacy and enhances safety. Herbal medicine seeks primarily to correct internal imbalances rather than to treat symptoms alone.
What can herbal medicine treat?
Due to its popularity and history of use, significant scientific research has been conducted into the effectiveness of Chinese Herbal Medicine. There is a growing body of research that indicates that traditional uses of plant remedies and the known pharmacological activity of plant constituents often coincide. However, herbal medicine is distinct from medicine based on pharmaceutical drugs. Firstly, because of the complexity of plant materials it is more balanced than medicine based on isolated active ingredients and is less likely to cause side effects. Secondly, because herbs are typically prescribed in combination, the different components of a formulae balance each other, and they undergo a mutual synergy that increases efficacy and enhances safety. Thirdly, herbal medicine seeks primarily to correct internal imbalances rather than to treat symptoms alone, and therapeutic intervention is designed to encourage your self-healing process.
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