Chinese Herbal Medicine
What are Herbal Treatments?
Chinese herbal medicine is one of the major clinical healing modalities in the ancient Chinese medical system. The ingredients of Chinese herbal remedies are not chosen based on their chemical components, but on the energy output of the whole ingredient. For example, a commonly used Chinese herb Huangqi (Astragalus) is somewhat sweet, mildly warming, and has an affinity for the lung, spleen, and kidney meridians.
Are there side effects?
Herbs are natural substances, but they are medicines. They have minimum side effects when taken at the right time for the right condition. It is essential for anyone who wants to benefit from Chinese herbal medicine to consult a doctor of Chinese medicine for evaluation based on the theories and diagnostic techniques of Chinese medicine, including pulse and tongue reading.
At Tao Clinic of Acupuncture, we have doctors who have over 20 years of experience in using herbal medicine. Click here to learn more about our doctors.