Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • Chinese herbal medicine is a major aspect of traditional Chinese medicine, which focuses on restoring a balance of energy, body, and spirit to MAINTAIN health as well as alleviate symptoms of dis-ease.

  • Over 10,000 natural substances are catalogued in Chinese herbal pharmacopeia. These substances, referred to as "herbs" consists of thousands of plant species from all over the world as well as both mineral and animal materials. 

  • Herbs are most often combined to make formulas. Blending herbs in this way increases the synergy and potency of the herbs and also allows the herbalist to neutralize unwanted side effects. 

  • Formulas consist of basic categories of herbs:  principal herbs, assisting herbs, directional herbs, and herbs that reduce side effects, or aid the digestion of a particular herb. 

  • Herbs can be ingested as boiled teas called decoctions (tang), milled powders (san), pills (wan), tablets (pian), granulated or tinctured extracts, or draughts (steeped like tea). Topically, herbs are used in poultices, plasters, soaks, ointments, washes, and fumigants (burning herbs).

  • Evergreen herbs is one of the main companies I source my herbal formulas from.  They provide a high quality product, carefully monitored and tested for safety.  In our busy modern day most people prefer efficient and easier methods to consume herbs without losing potency or efficacy.  Formulas come in capsule form with powdered tea granules inside to help with this.  I am not offering raw prescriptions or custom granules at this time.  

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