What Is

Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese herbal medicine is part of the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) system. It involves the use of herbs to restore vital “Qi” energy and treat disease. Unlike conventional medicine, Chinese herbs use natural elements only.

Chinese herbal medicine has a long and glorious history in China, dating back to the 30th century BC. Along with the Indian Ayurvedic system, Chinese herbal medicine is considered a fundamental ancient medicine system. With the passage of time, writings and practices of Chinese herbal medicine became more public.

Nowadays, Chinese herbal medicine is a very popular alternative healing method worldwide. Whether used alone or along with other therapies, it has proven health benefits. Chinese herbal medicine products are available in tea, powder, tablet, paste, tincture, or lotion forms. The concentration of each remedy depends on the herb type and properties.

While there are hundreds of Chinese herbal remedies available, not every product is the same. They are different products based on quality and efficiency. Some products are pure and potent while others are low-quality and contaminated. It is wise to choose trusted providers that only use high-quality, pure and potent herbal sources.

How Does

Chinese Herbal Medicine Work?

The basic aim of Chinese herbal medicine is to balance the Yin and Yang in the system. This results in improved health and absence of disease. Yin and Yang correspond to the opposing cold-hot, male-female, and outside-inside “Qi” energies.

Yin and Yang apply to the internal body by linking with different body parts. Some body organs are considered “cold” while others are “hot”. For example, if one “cold” body organ is ill, it will need a “hot” herbal remedy to recover.

Chinese herbal medicine follows the principle of 5 natural elements: fire, water, wood, metal, and earth. Similarly, the herbs are categorised based on their element and taste: sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and pungent. For instance, skin is a metal Yang organ, a Yin pungent herb can balance it out.

Benefits of

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Since Chinese herbal medicine focuses on restoring energy balance within the system, it is beneficial for:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain
  • Respiratory issues
  • Hormonal problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Circulation problems
  • Allergies
  • Injuries
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Flu & Cold infections
  • Fatty liver
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Skin problems e.g. acne, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis
  • Reduction of chemotherapy side-effects

Chinese herbal medicine generally controls inflammation, preserves balance and encourages immunity to fight disease. You are a good candidate for Chinese herbal medicine if you encounter one or more persistent symptom/s without a known cause.

For example, your regular doctor can’t find the cause of your frequent allergies. He/she prescribes drugs but they don’t seem to help. In this case, you may contact a skilled Chinese herbal medicine practitioner to find a herbal remedy.

Why Thomson TCM is the Best TCM Centre for Chinese Herbal Medicine?

As one of the best Traditional Chinese Medicine centre in Malaysia, we provide:

  • High-quality and special herbal remedies. At Thomson TCM, we source and craft quality Chinese herbal remedies. We offer our products with potency and quality in mind. From energising teas to digestive soups and skin-loving salves, we have a product for every purpose.
  • Fully customised expert solutions. We understand that each patient is different with special requirements. We offer customised expert solutions for your individual condition.
  • Comprehensive holistic approach. We use a wide range of holistic products and services. From the moment you enter our centre to the end of the treatment, you will feel relaxed and revitalised.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Chinese Herbal Medicine safe?

Chinese herbal medicine is generally safe if you are dealing with a provider of high-quality and pure products. Some providers may offer low-quality or contaminated products that cause ill health. To prevent this, buy products only from trusted and approved sources. Just because it’s natural, it doesn’t mean that it is 100% safe. If you choose a reliable provider though, you will control the risk of potential side effects.

3. What do I need to tell my practitioner in a Chinese herbal medicine consultation?

Your practitioner will ask for your past and present medical history. They will also need to know your symptoms, their frequency, and severity. This will help them find the right remedy for your case. If you have multiple health problems, your practitioner may suggest several remedies at once.

2. How long do I need to take a remedy?

This depends on your condition, severity of symptoms and the remedy type. If you have a specific condition, your practitioner may advise you to take the remedy for a certain duration. Ask your practitioner for further guidance if you are unsure.

4. Do I need other TCM treatments for better results?

Full treatment plants are especially useful for chronic and persistent symptoms. Some conditions such as fertility/hormonal issues may need multiple holistic therapies. We suggest you take a full treatment plant if you have a special condition.

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