What is Prescription Herbal Medicine?
Traditonal Chinese Medicine is part of an integrated system of primary health care known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), that has an uninterrupted history of development dating back 2,000 years in China and other parts of East Asia.
TCM herbs tonic is based on an indivdualized pattern diagnosis as well as a disease diagnosis. Your pattern is made up of your signs and symptoms, and the constitution of your body. Herbal treatment is tailored to treat your specific pattern as well as symptom and disease.
Chinese herbal medicine takes an hollistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes and focuses as much as on the prevention of illness, undergoing chronic disease treatments also.
How is Chinese Herbal Medicine Prescribed?
Dr. Katherine Cheon is qualified practitioner to prescribed herbal formula that specifically matches and treats your individual health problem. As your condition changes and improves with treatment, the Chinese herbal treatment is also adjusted and modified until the desired health outcome is achieved. Chinese herbal medicine are prescribed either single or made into formula which take into account the individual theraputic action of each herb and well as the effects when combined together. A well constructed formula maximizes the effectiveness for treating a particular condition, while counteracting and minimizing the unwanted effects of an individual herb.
What Substances are used in Chinese Herbal Medicine?
Today, there are more than 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine, most are of plant origin though some animal and mineral substances may be also used. All substances are accurately inspected FDA and Acupuncture board certified.
You may find some in your kitchen such as ginger and cinnamon. Chrysanthemum and Peony and more likely to be found in your garden! Many of the substances used will be unfamiliar to you and have names like chai hu (buplerum), di huang (rehmannia), and huang qi (astragalus).
What Condition Does Chinese Herbal Medicine Treat?
In addition to providing effective treatment for a wide range of health disorders, general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of well being promoted.
Typically treated Chinese herbal Medicine includes:
- Insomnia & fatigue
- loss of appetite
- Common digestive disorders
- Constipation and diarrhea
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Common cold and influenza
- Chronic headaches
- Skin disorders
- Fluid retention
- Premenstrual syndrome/Painful menstration
- Impotences/Prostate disorder
- Disorders associated with menopause