Along with many other types of natural compounds that we utilize in our testing and protocols, Chinese Herbology is used for its amazing ability to treat many different ailments quickly and powerfully in one prescription. One of the most appealing qualities of Eastern herbal medicine is the low risk of adverse reaction or side effects, especially when compared to pharmaceutical drugs and has been used for treating various illnesses and restoring the normal body functions for hundreds of years. Chinese medicine is a major health-care method in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia. Its apparent success there has led to its adoption in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel.
The term “Chinese medicine” encompasses a number of practices, especially acupuncture and the prescription of herbal formulas. There are many years of training required in order to prescribe these formulas. This is a craft which requires an understanding of the synergistic nature of the combination of herbs and the ability to write and develop formulas based on the person’s constitution, symptomology, and biochemistry of the illness at hand. This training includes the theoretical basis that has been developed in China during a period of approximately 2,500 years. A view of nature, health, and disease was set forth in the concept of two essential forces: yin and yang. These ancient concepts continued to evolve over the centuries until the collision of Chinese and Western culture ensued in the nineteenth century. Today, Chinese medicine represents a combination of ideas and methods from earlier times coupled with the findings from modem research methods such as chemical analysis, pharmacological and physiological testing in the laboratory, and clinical trials.