Chinese herbal medicine has over 2000 years of history and is often a combination of plants parts, minerals and specific animal components. Many diseases are treated successfully by Chinese herbal medicines.
Most Chinese herbs are available in pill or capsule form, but sometimes-powdered concentrate extracts, granules, liquid, and external application are used when appropriate. Herbs are customized and dispensed to each patient as an individual formula based on the patient’s constitution, environment and medical condition. The important thing with herbs is a proper diagnosis and an individualized prescription. A good herbal formula may treat several symptoms at once because it is individually designed for each person and their specific condition.