Chinese herbs have been used and studied for centuries. Although herbology and acupuncture are two different branches of TCM, with the former treating diseases by internal administration of herbs and the latter by external methods, they are frequently used simultaneously in clinical practice. Herbal remedies act to strengthen, cleanse or otherwise improve the inner workings of the body.Ingredients from all parts of plants, such as the leaf, stem, flower, and root are commonly used.Detailed information regarding specific herb is well documented.For example, the properties of honey suckle flower are:
·Flavor/Energy: sweet, cold.
·Channels/Meridians affected: Lung, Heart, and Stomach.
·Common Dosage: 10-15 g.
·Functions: clears heat, relieves toxin, and dispels wind heat.
·Indications: carbuncle, swelling of the skin, scrofula, dysentery, common cold-heat type.
·Results of Modern Research: anti-inflammation, cholesterol lowering, inhibitory effect on the bacteria that cause salmonella, staph, strep, pseudomonas, and tuberculosis infections.
A typical herbal medicine prescription is a combination of many herbs tailored to the individual patient. The practitioner usually designs a remedy using one or two main herbs that target the patient’s chief complaint. Then the practitioner adds other herbs to adjust the prescription to the patient's specific conditions.A key to success in TCM is the treatment of each patient as an individual. This prescriptive methodology ensures that each patient gets just the right combination of medicinals for his/her personal pattern. The Chinese herbal formulas could be in pill, capsule or extract powder form. We offer only high quality herbs, which are manufactured in GMP-certified facilities and tested for heavy metals, purity, and microbial content to eliminate any contaminant. Our herbs are primarily from the following sources: ·Mayway (www.mayway.com) ·Blue Poppy Enterprise (www.bluepoppy.com)