Herbal Therapy and Acupuncture compliment each other. They are both an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A consultation with one of our Doctors will result in a traditional Chinese diagnosis, using exactly same principles whether Acupuncture or Herbal Therapy are to be applied. Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can be independently effective, however they are very often used in conjunction with each other. Acupuncture is particularily good in moving energy blockages in the channels and herbal medicines nourishes the body at a deep energetic level.
Herbal Medicine is used by people of all cultures and societies, it having been establised for centuries, and is therefore the most widely used system of medicine in the world today. As Herbal Medicine is natural coming exclusively from plants, it is suitable for all age groups, from babies to the very elderly.
Traditionally a Chinese herbalist will make up an individualised prescription for the patient after the Doctor has consulted with them, having asked the patient about all aspects of their condition and their general health. A formula is prescibed and made up from the hundreds of raw herbs available. We give our patients full instructions on how to boil the herbs in preparation for consumption please see our preparing herbs page.
Herbs were the most important therapy, globally, during ancient times.
There are more than 300 herbs in common use. Chinese herbs regulate the internal organs and immune system. They work very effectively on relieving the symptoms or illnesses such as insomnia, eczema, PMS, depression and menopausal syndrome.
Herbal therapy involves: raw herbs taken as an infussion, as tablet and lotion.