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Chinese Herbal Medicine
Another significant pillar in Chinese medical tradition is herbal supplements that can produce a healing effect for a wide array of health conditions.
The natural supplements are based on centuries-old learnings passed through generations, helping to promote healing and restore balance to the mind and body in order to break the cycles of stress-induced pain, imbalance and disease. Several studies have proven the safety and effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine.
Herbs are given to patients to help restore energy balance to the opposing forces of energy, known as Yin and Yang. Chinese herbal medicines are usually plant based, but some preparations also include minerals.
Herbs may be recommended for short periods as adjunct therapy along with acupuncture and nutritional treatments.
Chinese medicinal formulations are prepared in a number of different ways. The most traditional methods are herbal formulas – decoctions known for their strong taste and aroma. Very popular in the West are herbal powders, also available in capsules.
The most widely used outside of China are pre-made herbal patent formulas.