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Chinese Herbal Medicine

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese herbal medicine is one of the more important modalities utilised in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Each herbal medicine prescription is a cocktail of many herbs tailored to the individual specific needs and may be taken in various forms – e.g. raw herbs, powders or pills – to suit your circumstances and preference. Unlike western medications, the balance and interaction of all the ingredients are considered more important than the effect of individual ingredients. A key to success in TCM is the treatment of each patient as an individual.

What does a treatment involve?

Herbs may be used as a standalone treatment or combined with Acupuncture. Initial consultation takes up to an hour. As with all Chinese Medicine modalities, at initial consultation a full history of your condition will be taken, such as asking you questions that relate to your health problems, taking your pulse and observing your tongue, before making a prescription. Subsequent treatments take about 30 mins, progress is monitored at regular consultations and adjustment to the formula is made meet any changes in your condition.

Chinese Herbal Medicine may help alleviate the following symptoms

Herbs may be used to help with a wide range of conditions. They have a very wide range of uses and are particularly good for chronic problems, such as:

  • Digestive problems
  • Neurological disease
  • Skin problems (eczema, psoriasis, acne etc)
  • Infertility
  • Menstrual problems
  • Hay fever, Sinusitis
  • Insomnia, Stress, Depression

The next step or to find out more…

Why not book one of our free 15 minute consultations to see if this is the treatment for you, or if you’d simply like to find out more, please call us on 01926 450990. Alternatively pop in to the clinic to have a chat with one of our friendly staff. For treatment prices please refer to our Clinic Price List.