Herbal Medicine

 

Herbal Medicine

Consisting only of natural medicines such as flowers, roots or even the bark of certain trees there are over three hundred commonly used Chinese medicines. The use of endangered animals, more of a tradition in certain parts of Asia than a substantial part of Chinese medicine, has no place whatsoever in the present-day practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Herbal medicines can be taken singularly but are more commonly used in prescriptions tailored to each patient by the practitioner. During the course of a particular treatment a prescription may even change as the condition alters. The medicine comes as a small bag of loose herbs which are boiled to form a medicinal soup which is taken twice daily.

 

For convenience there are several pre-made medicines available in pill or powder form which have been put together to treat several commonly found illnesses and symptoms.