Chinese Herbal Medicine

Herbal therapy is still thriving in many countries and it is becoming more and more popular because of its efficacy and safety. In this field, the most sophisticated medical system existing nowadays is Traditional Chinese Medicine which has been used in China for more than 3000 years.

Together with acupuncture, it is becoming the mainstream complementary therapy all over the world. Effective treatment is based on an holistic diagnosis that includes questions about symptoms, medical history and emotional factors, and examination of the pulse and tongue.

Tailor-made treatment is then delivered to fit the patient’s constitutional type and medical need. The benefits of herbal treatment are not only relieving the main symptoms but also restoring overall harmony and health to the individual. It can therefore be used to prevent illness and enhance longevity. Usually the treatment is through pill or tea form (simmering raw herbs to prepare a decoction), but other forms of herbal products are also available to meet different medical needs.

Diseases suitable for treatment by herbal remedy

Medical
  • Cold and Flu
  • Chest infections
  • Hepatitis/Viral infections
  • Low immunity
  • Asthma
  • Stomach/Bowel disorders
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Heart problems
  • Blood pressure
  • Stroke at early stage
  • Circulation problems
  • Blood problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Water retention
  • Bladder complaints
Skin Problems
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Ringworm
  • Psoriasis
  • Herpes
  • Rashes
  • Vitiligo
  • Skin discoloration
  • Hair-loss
Mental and Emotional
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
Gynaecological Problems
  • Irregular periods
  • Period pain
  • Heavy periods
  • Infertility
  • Chronic pelvic infection
  • Unhealthy discharge
  • Thrush
  • PMS
  • Menopause
Muscular-skeletal
  • Backache/Joint/Muscle/Nerve complaints
Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Throat complaints
  • Eye complaints
  • Hay fever
Adult Problems
  • Sexually related disorders
Others
  • Weight control
  • Detox

Is herbal therapy safe?

Herbal therapy is considered one of the safest remedies when used by a trained and experienced practitioner. It can be used by all ages. There is no addiction to herbal treatment. Most herbal products for health care can be purchased over the counter, but for therapeutic reasons, it is recommended that you start herbal remedy on a one to one basis. This means a full consultation with the practitioner is important before treatment which will greatly ensure the effectiveness and safety.

Elimination and detoxification

Herbs are capable of promoting the function of the kidneys, liver, bowel and excretory glands for blood purification and body cleansing. Some herbs act as excellent natural antibiotics and anti-inflammatories. Organ regulation and mental-physical balancing herbs work very well on organ regulation for self-healing. This can greatly benefit those who suffer from functional or emotional related disorders. Body nourishment, energy and immunity boosting herbs are famous for their tonic properties which can help with energy boosting and anti-ageing. Some herbs have proved to be very effective in promoting the body’s defensive system.

Does it conflict with the medicines I am taking?

Herbal remedy can be used alongside chemical drugs. On some occasions you may get more benefits if herbal remedy is provided together with conventional treatment. This is called Integrated Remedy which is very effective and safe. It is recommended you inform your family doctor if you are undertaking any form of complementary treatment, because with the progress of your condition, your current treatment may need to be altered by your doctor.

How long do I need to take herbal treatment?

It depends on your condition. For acute cases, benefits may be seen in minutes or hours and a few days treatment would be enough to tackle the problem. For chronic cases, patients may take the treatment until their problems are fully recovered from or controlled.

Therapists

Jixing Cheng