Chinese herbal medicine is a complex science with a history of several thousand years. Unlike western herbs, Chinese herbs are usually given in combinations know as formulas, which are individually designed for your specific needs. Just as no two patients are alike, no two formulas are identical.
Herbal medicines also play a significant role in the longevity tradition of China. Tonic herbs, such as Ginseng or Cordyceps, are popular for their ability to prevent disease and ensure long term health. Likewise, the medical traditions of India (Ayurveda) and Tibet are renowned for their herbal approaches to preventing disease and maintaining health.
Articles about Herbal Medicine
PLASTERS, PASTES, SALVES AND LINIMENTS: The Many Faces of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Part 2, by Henry McCann, DAOM
East Asian Medicine in South Korea - a history and basic background
Websites about Herbal Medicine
- Institute for Traditional Medicine - Numerous articles about all aspects of herbal medicine, including articles on Chinese herbal medicine, Ayurveda, and other approaches to using herbs