Chinese Herbs and Herbal Remedies
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic approach to treating a person’s mental and physical health problems. It developed thousands of years ago, and its core practices have changed little since then
Our collection of Chinese herbs is carefully selected to target your specific ailments and improve your overall health and well-being. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic approach to healthcare that can effectively combat and prevent illness. Our herbs are designed to work in harmony with your body to achieve optimal results.
Often two substances or more are mixed and prescribed by the practitioner as part of a balanced approach. The Center for Spirituality & Healing notes: "Although there are literally thousands of traditional herbal formulas for just about every condition imaginable, a formula is almost always modified by the TCM practitioner to suit the subtle nuances of the condition and constitution of the patient, making each formulation highly individualized."
Medicinal herbs are typically dispensed to patients in one of five forms:
Chinese Herbal Decoctions: These tea-like mixtures often have a strong taste and smell and involve lengthy preparation times, making them less popular to use among Western practitioners of TCM.
Herbal Powders: When mixed with water to brew a tea, these herbal formulations typically have a less intense taste and smell than decoctions, making them a more popular option in the west.
Chinese Patent Formulas: These popular and frequently-used formulations come in the form of a pill or tablet.
Syrups: Perfect for soothing coughs and sore throats, herbs that come in the form of a syrup also make a great option for getting children to take TCM.
Liniments, Salves, Compresses and Plasters: Practitioners prescribe herbs that need to be applied externally to the skin in any of these types of formulations.
Herbs are used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat the whole person and their symptoms. Herbal remedies are unlike pharmaceuticals used in Western medicine, which target specific disease symptoms.