Chinese herbal medicine is a comprehensive system of pharmacology that employs the use of over 1,800 herbs, plants, minerals, and animal products. All herbs are classified according to their energetic qualities, functions, and the different organs, meridians, and disharmonies they address. Individual herbs are combined in order to enhance their actions upon the body. We call this a formula. Herbs in formulation can be customized to the unique needs of each individual patient.
The herbalist's goal is to stay one step ahead of the healing process of the body. Effective at not only promoting the body’s ability to heal but also preventing future illnesses, Chinese herbal formulas have the capacity to address the underlying root cause of various medical conditions, whether acute or chronic. Unlike Western pharmaceuticals, Chinese herbal formulas should offer no negative side effects when prescribed correctly.