About the Benefits of Herbal Medicine

One of the main reasons Chinese live healthier and longer lives than any other people in the world is their use of rejuvenating herbs. It’s no secret then, that herbs help improve the quality of our health; many of today’s wonder drugs are derived from them. The Chinese have had such remarkable success with herbal curative formulas and they’ve been developing, improving and perfecting them for 5,000 years.

Ancient Chinese herbal formulas are as effective now as they were when first introduced. Most formulas consist of two to eighteen different types of herbs. Formulas treat a wide variety of symptoms while stimulating the body’s natural healing process. Hospital studies prescribing individualized complex herbal formulas have demonstrated excellent results with patients who fail to respond to conventional pharmaceutical treatments.

Proper diet and exercise, meditation, and the careful prescription of herbs can prevent disease, restore the body’s proper balance, and aid one in maintaining optimum health. Chinese herbology believes that all disease stems from imbalance occurring in the organ system. The healthy body, with its properly functioning immune system, is more than capable of combating the viruses it is exposed to. A properly balanced system will resist and destroy bacteria before they cause disease. Simply put, illness simply cannot exist if the body is in harmony. On the other hand, Chinese herbal theory holds that an unhealthy body requires herbal and dietary treatments to restore and maintain this essential balance.

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