Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is practiced extensively throughout China and the far east, with Japan and Korea developing alongside it in a similar fashion. In many countries it is often used in combination with western medical drugs.
Chinese herbal medicine has been in existence for a very long time, the first detailed books were written from the 2nd century AD and already detail comprehensive theory regarding health.
Our understanding of how an extensive range of herbs can be utilized together to combat disease and restore health continues to this day. Like science and medicine, traditional Chinese medicine is a living tradition that constantly develops and evolves.
The practice of Chinese herbal medicine involves an understanding of not only what an individual is suffering, but also how they got ill.
This questioning generates a differential diagnosis (bian zheng). After diagnosis each person is prescribed an individual formula tailor-made to their specific requirements. This allows for a subtle form of treatment with minimal side-effects.
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