Chinese herbal medicine is part of a larger healing system called Traditional Chinese Medicine. Herbs are prescribed to restore energy balance to the opposing forces of energy – Yin and Yang – that run through invisible channels in the body. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a type of holistic and natural medicinal system that has been in use for over two thousand years. It is designed to stimulate the healing mechanisms of the body and can offer many health benefits, both physically and psychologically.
The ingredients Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners most commonly use can come from different leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds of plants such as cinnamon bark, ginger, ginseng, licorice, and rhubarb. Ginseng is the most commonly used substance for the broadest set of treatments. If a practitioner recommends Chinese herbology as a treatment, the herbs are combined into a formula that is dispensed in the form of a traditional tea, capsule, liquid extract, granule, or powder.
Below are a few basic Chinese herbal formulations that may help put a little extra spring in your step, minimize Spring allergies, or assist with digestive health and metabolism, helping you to shed any excess winter weight.
Shi Quan Da Bu Wan helps in maintaining normal energy levels and alertness and restoring normal energy levels and alertness when experiencing occasional fatigue. It may also help to reduce weakness of the lower limbs and control or minimize appetite.
Er Chen Wan is a basic herbal formulation that dries dampness and expels phlegm. Er Chen Wan is used for a cough with clear, white, or frothy phlegm indicating lung dampness.
Metabolism & Digestion
Bao He Wan is a Chinese herbal formula that is used to stimulate digestion, remove retained food and regulate the stomach function. It is one of the most popular indigestion remedies in China that people use to assist digestion.