Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine

is the healing application of herbs (plant, animal & mineral) to therapeutically treat the body. Commonly used to relieve pain, increase circulation and energy. This discipline has developed over thousands of years and is now researched and used in our modern world with great success. Many modern drugs were derived from plants. Herbs can have powerful healing effects. Chinese herbs list far less chance of side effects than manufactured pharmaceuticals. I provide capsule form for convenience. Herbs available at Blue Balance do not contain animal products. Herbal products are mostly sourced from Sunherbal and Metagenics

Chinese Herbal Formulae

Chinese herbs are usually mixed together in a specific formula. Some of these formulae were written two thousand years ago and are still used and discussed today. Administering herbs in a formula has several benefits. Because combining herbs allows the medicine to act on several specific symptoms (pattern) and ensures that the harsh action of some herbs are moderated by other herbs.  This allows the body to be treated and supported at the same time. 

The term “Superfood” is used a lot nowadays. I think Herbs are the original “Superfood”. Used correctly they have a massive positive influence on your health and wellbeing.

The term Chinese Herb describes a natural product which can have originated in any country. It is grouped as a Chinese Herb when it is described and understood using the theoretical foundations of Chinese Medicine (TCM). The classifications includes flavour, temperature, action and which body system they effect. Foods are also classified in this way but don’t act as strongly as herbs. Chinese herbs you are probably aware of include ginseng, ginger, cinnamon, goji berries, chrysanthemum, peppermint and dandelion. So many herbs and spices have made there way around the world during early times of trade. But also many of the herbs are only found in the region of China.

Herbs in Action

Chinese herbs have been shown to have actions which include:

immune stimulant: improves the immune system
vasodilator: dilates blood vessels, which decreases blood pressure
antianemic: increases the number of red blood cells
cardiotonic: improves heart action
antilipemic: lowers lipids amounts
hepatoprotective: protects against liver damage

Because of these actions, Chinese Herbs are used to treat conditions such as:

high/low blood pressure, menopause and menstrual conditions, anxiety, digestive disorders, fertility, insomnia, back pain.

Chinese herbs are used to regulate any pattern of disharmony (illness) and are prescribed per individual need.

Please contact me if you’d like to know if herbs can help you.