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Herbal Medicine

In TCM, herbal formulations are carefully crafted to address specific imbalances or disruptions in the body's energy flow (Qi), thereby promoting harmony between Yin and Yang forces.

TCM herbal medicine relies on a vast array of plants, minerals, and other natural substances, each chosen for its specific properties and effects on the body. Practitioners combine these ingredients into complex formulas, tailored to individual patients based on their unique patterns of imbalance. The goal is to support the body's natural healing processes and restore equilibrium.​​

Photo of a herbal medicine cabinet for Chinese Medicine

The process of recieving herbal medicine is as follows:

  1. Prescription of Herbal Formula:

    • Based on the diagnosis, the TCM practitioner prescribes a specific herbal formula or combination of herbs. These formulas are often composed of several herbs that work synergistically to address both the symptoms and underlying imbalances.

  2. Preparation and Administration:

    • Herbal medicine in TCM can be administered in various forms, including decoctions, powders, pills, or tinctures. Decoctions involve boiling a combination of herbs to create a liquid solution. Powders, pills, and tinctures offer more convenient alternatives. The practitioner provides instructions on how to prepare and take the prescribed herbal remedy.

  3. Monitoring and Adjustments:

    • Regular follow-up appointments allow the practitioner to monitor the individual's progress, assess any changes in symptoms, and make adjustments to the herbal formula if necessary.

Other TCM treatment options:

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