Chinese herbal medicines are mainly plant based, but some preparations include minerals or animal products.
They are prescribed to normalize imbalanced energy, or qi, that runs through invisible channels in the body.
Different herbs have different properties and can balance particular parts of the body.
Prescribing herbs means the practitioner’s diagnosis has to take into account the state of the patient’s Yin and Yang that is the complementary inner energy to maintain equilibrium, and the elements that are governing the affected organs.
In the modern world they can be packaged as powders, capsules, tablets, pastes, or lotions depending on the herb and its intended use, not to bother decoction.
Studies have shown Chinese herbal medicines to be successful in treating wide range of disorders, particularly gynecological, gastrointestinal, emotional and geriatric disorders.
Chinese Herbal Medicine