Like acupuncture, the herbal medicine that has been practiced in Asia has a very long and solid tradition. Herbal medicines are targeted to the specified needs of each patient and can be delivered in the form of teas, powders and tablets. Herbal medicinal plants have been used by all societies throughout history.

Herbal TreatmentHerbal medicine consists mainly of plans, minerals and herbs including roots, barks, flowers and other natural materials that contain minerals, which help the body's own natural healing processes. They are pure and natural and contain "no synthetic chemicals". Thus, there are few side effects. Each formula (prescription) is especially tailored to match each patient's specific symptoms.

The taste of a plant can also indicate the organ to which it has a natural affinity. Besides defining particular herbal tastes, the Chinese ascribe different temperatures to herbs-hot, warm, neutral, cool, and cold. Each individual herb has different properties such as taste and temperature, and enters different organs in the body. When the herbs are combined, through mutual harmony, the treatment effect is increased and the side effects reduced. A usual prescription or formula can consist of multiple herbs.

Herbal treatmentThese treatments require the patient to slowly build up to the dose, may take a few weeks before an effect is noted, and have "far fewer side effects and contraindications" than western drugs. These formulations are also usually far "less expensive" than drugs from a pharmacy. To optimize the effect of herbal treatment, we recommend avoiding following food items: pork, turnip, greasy food, white radish and alcohol.