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Chinese Herbal Medicine

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What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese Herbal Medicine is a significant part of TCM (Traditional Chines Medicine) which has evolved over thousands of years from ancient times to modern days, mainly in China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. They emerged from Spring Autumn and Warring States Period in China nearly 3000 years ago, evolving and improving continuously through to modern days.

There are two fundamental theories: Yin Yang theory and the Five Elements theory, all rooted in the long Chinese culture philosophy river.

Chinese Herbal Medicine is safe and natural and can be very effective in helping to restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit. With proper guidance from a qualified practitioner in London, this ancient form of healing can help bring harmony back into your life.


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Prior to treatment

TCM pays attention to “look, smell, ask, and feel”, but many people often ignore some details before going to see a doctor of Chinese medicine, which affects the doctor’s observation of the patient’s complexion, tongue, pulse, and then affects the diagnosis of the disease.

Before seeing a Chinese Medicine Doctor, you must follow the below steps:

  1. No makeup

“Observation” is crucial for diagnosis, so you must let the doctor see your “true face”.

  1. Do not eat food or take medicine that is easy to stain the tongue coating

Fatty foods such as milk and peanuts can easily make your tongue coating white and greasy; coffee and oranges may turn your tongue coating yellow; drinking hot drinks just before seeing a TCM doctor can make the tongue red.

  1. Do not use products or eat foods with strong odours

Do not use strong-smelling perfume or skin care products; do not eat strong-smelling food, such as onions, garlic, etc., so as not to affect the accuracy of your smell.

  1. Do not do strenuous exercise
  2. Change doctors infrequently

Treating diseases takes a certain amount of time, and changing your doctor frequently will only result in repeating the same treatment.

  1. Pulse diagnosis is essential in traditional Chinese medicine

Before seeing a TCM doctor, you should try to keep calm and avoid factors such as emotional impatience, which may affect the diagnosis.

How does Chinese Medicine work?

Chinese Herbal Medicine has been used for centuries to heal people’s physical and mental ailments. Unlike conventional medicine, these herbs are believed to help promote balance within the body instead of just targeting a single symptom. Rather than having one active ingredient like in traditional medicine, Chinese Herbal Medicine combines multiple herbs with different uses as part of a prescription tailored to the needs of each patient.

After being given a TCM diagnosis, your doctor will prepare a herbal mixture, whether herbal powder or raw herbs. You will follow the instructions provided by your doctor to make your medicine at home.

Herbs are prescribed according to an individual’s unique needs and environment; each person’s disharmony must be considered. By using this multi-herbal approach with proper dosage and synergistic combinations, Chinese Herbal Medicine may lead to increased energy levels, improved overall health, and a balanced mental and physical feeling.

What to expect

Some patients may see improvements after one- or two-day medicine, but others may need to wait a few more days to feel different, depending on their conditions and reactions to the treatment. All herbal medicine is tailored individually by experienced TCM doctors.

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Why Herbal Spa?

We can combine different treatments for some very difficult conditions. We are looking for the most suitable and effective combination of treatments to help you relieve your symptoms while saving you money. Some treatments are unique even in the UK, as you cannot find these treatments anywhere else.

For example, Mini-Ren acupuncture: We will use mini-invasive special needles to release your myofascial system to treat fibromyalgia conditions

What is the difference between Western herbalism & Chinese herbal medicine?

There are two main differences between Chinese and Western herbalism.  Western herbalism primarily treats diseases or symptoms like headaches, runny nose, stomach pain, etc.  Chinese herbal medicine holds a holistic view in making an overall analysis of a patient’s condition to direct the syndrome differentiation. It infers a state of completeness and unity, which is harmony among all parts of the human body and between human beings and the universe.

Western herbalism primarily uses single herbs or groups of herbs that treat the same symptom or disease.  Chinese medicine formulas range between 5-15 herbs, carefully tailored to include herbs to treat the person’s main symptoms while using other herbs to treat the entire syndrome and underlying causes of the disease or constitution.

How long does it take to see results with Chinese herbal medicine?

In acute cases, some you can see the same day the herbal medicine is taken.  In chronic conditions, results should appear within 2-3 weeks.  Although many chronic conditions may require taking Chinese herbal medicine for longer, your TCM doctor can tell you the changes inside your body through your pulse and tongue.

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