Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine, along with the other components of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is based on the concept of Yin and Yang.
It aims to understand and treat the many ways in which the fundamental balance and harmony between these two may be undermined, and the ways in which a person’s Qi (Energy/Vitality) may be depleted or blocked. Clinical strategies are based upon diagnosis of patterns of signs and symptoms that reflect an imbalance.
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Research
There is a growing body of research which indicates that traditional uses of plant remedies and the known pharmacological activity of plant constituents often coincide. However, herbal medicine is distinct from medicine based on pharmaceutical drugs.
Firstly, because of the complexity of plant materials it is far more balanced than medicine based on isolated active ingredients and is far less likely to cause side-effects.
Secondly, because herbs are typically prescribed in combination, the different components of a formulae balance each other, and they undergo a mutual synergy which increases efficacy and enhances safety.
Thirdly, herbal medicine seeks primarily to correct internal imbalances rather than to treat symptoms alone, and therapeutic intervention is designed to encourage this self-healing process.
Contact Keith on 07931 510502 to discuss the many benefits that Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine offers, and to arrange an appointment for your first session if you wish.