Chinese Herbal Medicine

There are thousands of natural herbs with inherent medicinal properties. While most of the healing properties were initially discovered through empiric treatment in ancient China, there is increasing evidence-based research to distill the essential ingredients lodged within each herb. The different applications of herbs are employed to treat diseases, rectify deficiency or excess of Yin and Yang, restore hormonal balance, and help the body to restore to its normal physiological functions.

In TCM, various herbs are combined in a specific formula individualized to the patient’s given illness for maximal benefit. The traditional Chinese physicians are trained through both didactic and clinical experience to prescribe the precise formula for the given patient, based on the TCM diagnosis (pulse, tongue, eye examination), instead of giving the same prescription to all similar cases, truly exemplifying the principle of “personalized medicine.”