Chinese herbology

Origin of Chinese herbology

Chinese herbology has been known for more than 5000 years. The Taoist monks left detailed texts describing plant formulas to promote good health and a long life. Most of the herbal formulas commonly used today come from books that are 2000 years old or older.

Effectiveness of herbs

Despite their age, Chinese herbs are still widely used in modern Chinese hospitals and are often preferred, for their safety and efficacy, to chemically synthesized drugs. Chinese herbs have been studied and documented according to their energetic nature and medicinal functions.

The choice of formulas and herbs is established after a careful analysis of signs and symptoms, including taking traditional pulses and observing the characteristics of the language.

A well chosen formula will have a beneficial, nutritious, invigorating or soothing effect on diseased functions and thus help the body to regain its health.

Herb safety

They have the power to improve health and even heal when used properly. This is why it is important that the therapist using them is properly trained and uses them according to the principles of Chinese medicine.

The herbs used are pure and free of contaminants. We attach great importance to their provenance from reputable sources.

Originality of Chinese herbology versus Western herbology

Unlike Western herbology, which usually uses plants alone and symptomatically (for example, valerian for insomnia or willow bark for headache), Chinese herbology is prescribed to take into account the patient’s constitution and the types of imbalances identified in the global analysis.

In addition, Chinese herbology uses a harmonious and logical combination of different herbs to help restore metabolic balance.