Chinese herbs come from natural sources and have been proven to effective in healing for many generations. Most of the Chinese herbs that are sold in the market today have been used by the Chinese people since the 1st century Han Dynasty. According to experts, most types of Chinese herbs do not have any know side effects. Most people who taken certain types of Chinese herbs regularly do not complain of any negative changes in their body. Chinese herbal medicine is known for effectively treating more complex cases, even those that are beyond conventional medicine, and is often prescribed in combination with conventional medicine drugs.
What substances are used in Chinese herbal medicine?
Today, there are more than 450 substances commonly used in Chinese herbal medicine - most are of plant origin though some animal and mineral substances may also be used. You may find some in your kitchen, such as ginger, garlic and cinnamon, while others such as chrysanthemum and peony flowers, are more likely to be found in your garden! Many of the substances used will be unfamiliar to you and have names like chai hu (bupleurum), di huang (rehmannia), and huang qi (astragalus). Some substances that were used traditionally are no longer part of modern professional Chinese herbal medicine practice. For example, traditional remedies that are derived from endangered species have been replaced by other substances with similar actions.
What conditions does Chinese herbal medicine treat?
In addition to providing effective treatment for a wide range of health disorders, Chinese herbal medicine may also be used to assist with general health maintenance and disease prevention. By strengthening and enhancing normal body functions, the immune system is boosted and a general sense of well-being promoted.
A snapshot of conditions typically treated with Chinese herbal medicine includes:
Insomnia and fatigue
Loss of appetite and common digestive disorders
Constipation and diarrhea
Irritable bowel syndrome
Common cold and influenza
Anxiety, depression and stress
Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
Premenstrual syndrome and painful menstruation
Impotence and prostate disorders
Disorders associated with menopause
Chinese herbs are safe?
Chinese herbs used at Clinique Sinosanté are safe and meet the standards of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) of Health Canada. Chinese herbal medicine is a complex system and it must take many years to master. It is very important to consult a Chinese medicine practitioner trained before taking Chinese herbs.
Please contact us 514-6389338, if you would like further information on Chinese herbal medicine.