Chinese herbal medicine

Chinese herbal medicine has been practised continuously for thousands of years in China, from B.C. times to the present day.

In modern Chinese hospitals, herbal medicine is the main treatment of choice for internal medicine, and acupuncture is a supportive therapy. In the West, however, people are more familiar with acupuncture.


How do I take herbal medicine?

I prefer to use “raw herbs” in most cases. This is using dried whole plant parts such as berries, roots and bark. You then soak and/or boil the herbs to create a concentrated herbal decoction.

Some herbal formulas can be created in water-soluble granule form, and some are available as pre-made herbal capsules.