Made from organic substances such as plants, flowers and minerals, Chinese medicinals are the precursors of Western pharmaceuticals. Unlike their synthetic counterparts however, Chinese herbs rarely elicit side effects and have been proven safe during thousands of years of use. Chinese herbal presciptions are highly specific in the actions, temperature and flavor and are carefully combined to treat individual needs. Depending on the nature of your complaint, you may be prescribed Chinese patent herbs.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete health care system with a history and depth that spans thousands of years. Not only does TCM treat modern day ailments, but it also enhances recuperative power, immunity, mental/emotional balance, and great vitality. TCM addresses the root of the disease as well as the symptoms. Health is achieved, and disease prevented, by maintaining the body in a balanced state. The principles of TCM mirror that of the natural world by seeking to improve the capacity to renew our resources and create harmony between the mind and body. Chinese medicine is based on the belief that we live in a universe in which everything is inter-connected. What happens to one part of the body affect every other part of the body. The mind and body are not viewed separately, but as part of an energetic system.