Humans have been using plants as medicine for thousands of years to treat just about everything imaginable.

Throughout China and East Asia, herbal formulas have been used since at least the 1st Century BCE. In this part of the world the practice of herbal medicine is considered one of the primary therapeutic methods of a complete medical system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Today Chinese herbal medicine formulas remain the most highly developed and most used herbal medicine system in the world.

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Chinese herbal remedies offer a wide spectrum of nutritional value and health benefits. Being relatively inexpensive and accessible to everyone, they have become a staple in most industrialized households.

Modern research has shown that many Chinese herbs and herbal formulas contain active components that display a wide spectrum of pharmacological effects. Combined with traditional indications of use, Chinese herbal formulas have become a natural and effective choice in both supporting a wide range of health benefits, as well as treating many different types of illnesses and conditions that are often closely associated with biomedically defined diseases.

Modern Pharmacological Effects of Chinese Medicine Herbs1,2,3,4,5
antidepressant, sedative, adaptogenic, analgesic, antiasthmatic, antibiotic, antipyretic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral, immuno-stimulant, cardiovascular, circulatory, metabolic, endocronological, diuretic, gastrointestinal, carminative, antiinflammatory, cytokine modulation

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Benefits of Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas

Chinese herbal medicine formulas are especially effective in supporting optimum immune system function, particularly in relation to common colds and other infections, stress, skin problems, insomnia, fatigue, and various unresolved illnesses that have not responded well to conventional care.

They are also commonly used to alleviate pain and other symptoms and conditions related to the inflammatory response such as stress, anxiety, trauma, injury, arthritis, chronic diseases and/or drug treatment. This is why Chinese herbal formulas have become an important component of a new emerging model of healthcare known as integrative medicine.

In addition to immune system support, Chinese herbal formulas are also well known for the marked effect on regulating the function of the reproductive system. Chinese herbal formulas are well known for assisting with infertility, pregnancy, erectile dysfunction, PMS, menopause, irregular menstruation, and low libido.

Chinese herbal formula are also well known for their excellent ability to regulate and optimize digestive function. They are commonly used to help with various disorders of the gastrointestinal tract including indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, poor appetite, gas, nausea, bloating, excess weight gain, acid regurgitation, and stomach ulcers.

These are only a few highlights of the many health problems Chinese herbal formulas can help with. They have become the best choice for promoting amd maintaining natural health and wellness in the 21st Century.

Take The Guess Work Out Of Getting the Right Herbs For Your Needs!

Herbal medicine is a powerful addition to every natural health maintenance program and can be used alone or in combination with acupuncture to promote health and support recovery from a wide variety of health imbalances.

Consulting with a healthcare professional who has the knowledge and experience in selecting the correct combination of herbs can often help you get started with learning how to differentiate patterns of poor health in your life, and ensure you are maximizing potential therapeutic benefits and minimizing side effects when using Chinese herbal formulas.

Let us take the guesswork out of choosing which Chinese herbal formula to use, or how much to take and when. Save your self time and money by consulting with us today to help you target the right herbs and dosing that will be of most benefit for your personalized needs.

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