Chinese Herbal Medicine
For more than four thousand years, the Chinese have been developing and refining medical treatment based on the raw ingredients of natural plants. Chinese herbal medicine is the world’s oldest continuous surviving medical system.
Chinese herbs see and understand the whole pattern of a person’s body and re individualized and more specific for each patient’s needs than other medicinal systems.
The treating principles of Chinese medicine are to emphasize the strengthening of a person’s internal defensive power to fight against the pathogenic agents and also the power of adaptation to restore the harmonized state of the body.
Difference Between Drugs and Herbs
While Western drugs concentrate on treating the area of the body where symptoms occur (e.g. for chest pain, the heart; for stomachache, the digestive tract, etc.), Chinese herbs are designed to bring the entire body into balance. In theory, a balanced body has an immune system strong enough to fight off any illness.
Why Do We Need Herbs?
Our body is composed of billions of cells and each cell needs special nutrients to function properly. Most of the nutrients we give our cells come directly from the food we eat. An improper diet or illness impairs our ability to adequately supply our cells. Herbs correct nutrient deficiencies and restore the proper balance to the cells. With the fast pace of today’s lifestyle, people often consume a “poor” diet, lacking the nutrients that the body needs to strengthen and restore the body function. It is very important to replenish the body with natural Chinese herbs to prevent ailments.
As natural substances, herbs are easily absorbed and digested by our body. Each herb has a unique combination of constituents that interact directly with the body’s chemistry. Combining herbs into formulas does more than simply adding the effects of each individual herb. It can multiply effects synergistically or they can buffer one another depending on the body’s requirements. Herbs in proper combination may enhance the body’s healing process by providing a balanced holistic ingredient. They replicate the teamwork naturally found in our body’s immune system to defend the body’s health.
Other Benefits of Herbs
Chinese herbs are often used as preventive medicine. One does not need to be ill to take herbs. Even when healthy, herbs can still be consumed in order to strengthen the body’s immune system to prevent against diseases and also to restore nutrition. Since herbs are natural, they are low or none in toxicity and side effects.
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