Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Chinese Herbal Medicine – frequently asked questions

What is the difference between Western herbalism and Chinese herbal medicine? There are two main differences between Chinese and Western herbalism.  Western herbalism primarily treats diseases or symptoms, such as headaches, runny nose, stomach pain, etc.  Chinese herbal medicine is based on an individualized pattern diagnosis as well as disease diagnosis.  A patient receives a...

Why Chinese medicine is heading for clinics around the world?

For the first time, the World Health Organization will recognize traditional medicine in its influential global medical compendium. Choi Seung-hoon thought he had an impossible assignment. On a grey autumn day in Beijing in 2004, he embarked on a marathon effort to get a couple of dozen representatives from Asian nations to boil down thousands...

Overview of Chinese Herbal Medicine

The system of herbal medicine that developed in China differs in several significant ways from European herbal medicine. The most obvious difference is that the Western herbal tradition focuses on “simples,” or herbs taken by themselves. In contrast, traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCHM) makes almost exclusive use of herbal combinations. More importantly, these formulas...

Chinese Herbal Medicine FAQ

Q. What is Chinese Herbal Medicine? A. Chinese Herbal Medicine has evolved over thousands of years. In Chinese culture it is considered part of their food culture, and is seen as an ordinary part of diet that can influence a person's well being. It uses many hundreds of different herbs described in the Chinese pharmacopeia that are...

Chinese herbal medicine – the basics

Chinese herbal medicine is part of a larger healing system called traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which also includes acupuncture, massage dietary advice and exercise. TCM is a popular method of treatment, with nearly three million Australians visiting TCM practitioners every year. The underlying principles of TCM are very different from traditional Western notions about health,...

Chinese Herbs Can Be Good Medicine for You

Chinese herbs are an important component of holistic therapy. In trained hands and with medical supervision, herbal therapy is good medicine.
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