Chinese herbal medicine is part of an integrated system of primary health care that has an uninterrupted history of development dating back thousands of years in China and other parts of East Asia.
Holistic health care
The ultimate goal of Chinese Herbal Medicine is always to address the root causes of disease and to heal the whole body without sacrificing the integrity of its parts. Our holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes helps us focus as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.
Most diseases or illnesses present with a core set of recognizable signs and symptoms, but the actual presentation of a particular disease or illness will vary from person to person. For this reason, people with similar health conditions may be provided with quite different Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions.
In addition to providing effective treatment for a wide range of health disorders, Chinese herbal medicine may also be used to assist with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of wellbeing promoted.
A snapshot of conditions typically treated with Chinese herbal medicine includes: