Recognizing the profound and powerful healing nature of herbs, over a period of 5000 years, the Chinese perfected an herbal medicine system. This brilliant and accurate diagnostic system of traditional Chinese medicine allows a practitioner to diagnose the underlying cause of symptoms.
The most common method of taking Chinese herbal medicine is as a decoction or tea. Other forms of herbal medicines include herbal pills, tinctures and powdered extracts. There are hundreds of formulas called patent remedies that are carefully crafted to address an individual’s primary symptoms as well as their pattern diagnosis.