Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbal treatments have been in use since ancient times. These treatments are based on the analysis of your body mechanism which is based on the principles of Daoism.

The treatment of various illnesses is based on the diagnosis and the symptoms. The treatment of an illness using Chinese herbs or Chinese herbal medicine acts on your body internally. Along with herbal treatments, several other remedial measures such as acupuncture, qigong exercise, and lifestyle management may also be prescribed as part of the treatment process.

Chinese herb therapy has gained a significant amount of interest recently, simply because of the absence of side-effects from the treatments. This is because the treatments are taken in a whole food form. This way, the drugs are not reduced to their chemical fundamentals (as is the case in Western Medicine).

Sometimes, herbal treatment may produce effects which may seem like side effects. However, what is really happening is that the body is detoxifying and the symptoms worsen before they completely disappear. Your herbal treatment practitioner may often advise you about this.

These Chinese herb formulas come in the forms of teas, granule teas, capsules, tablets and formulas. The boiling teas are often the most effective. However, they take a long preparation time. The teas are usually not all that tasty, but one can add sugar or lemon or juice to it to enhance the taste. Capsules, tablets and formulas are often used to treat chronic problems and work slowly.

The system of Chinese Herbal Treatment aims to restore the balance of the 5 elements in the body. There are some very interesting Chinese herb medicine treatments which work wonders in their process of healing.

Here is a small list of Chinese herbal remedies which will help you understand the idea behind Chinese medicine.

Dried Bilberry fruit and Bilberry tea are known to be effective against Diarrhea, and cause relief with nausea and indigestion. It is also said to improve your vision. It can also be helpful in the treatment of vascular diseases. The leaves of the Bilberry plant have sugar lowering properties and help patients suffering from Diabetes.

Chamomile tea is well-known for its soothing and sedative properties. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties.

Dong Quai has been used since ancient times to help regulate the menstrual cycles of women, and also treat menopausal symptoms. However, the herb also helps strengthen the heart, liver, kidneys and spleen. This makes it an excellent tonic for men as well as women.

Licorice has been used to cure coughs and sore throats. It can also help soothe the symptoms of ulcer.

Goji Berries are famous as an anti-aging herb. They strengthen the immune system and is used in treatments for kidney, liver, eye and skin problems.

Hopefully, with these examples, you would have got an idea of the kind of remedies which Chinese herbal medicine can provide.

Do consult a licensed practitioner before trying out these remedies on your own. The reason for this is that the medicines are prescribed after a thorough analysis of your individual body mechanism.