Chinese herbal Medicine
Updated: Apr 15
The herbal products used in my practice are of the highest quality T.G.A approved granule, pill or capsules. Manufactured in China, they are subject to testing and certification by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine draws on ancient practices - herbal medicine is as old as humanity itself. Early human beings were hunter‐gatherers whose survival depended on their knowledge of their environment. Direct experience taught them which plants were toxic, which ones imparted strength and sustained life, and which had special healing qualities.
These early discoveries were passed along until thousands of years and millions of human trials brought about the evolution of an incredibly sophisticated system of diagnosis and herbal medicine.
Thousands of medicinal substances are used today. Indeed, more than a million tons of herbs are used each year. Thirty herbs, mostly tonics, account for more than 50 percent of this figure, with licorice topping the list.
This information may seem astonishing for people who see herbal medicine as a new development in healing.
The herbalist or practitioner combines herbs based on the diagnosis, using a traditional herbal formula as a foundation and adding other herbs specific to the individual’s complaint and constitution.
As the person’s health improves, the nature of the imbalance changes, so the herb formula must also change. Some herbs are deleted when they are no longer needed, while others more appropriate to the changing condition are added.
I do no use any endangered species in my practice and deplore the use of them.