Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine


Herbal medicine, also known as botanical medicine, is defined as a plant or part of a plant that is used to make medicine, aromatic oils for soaps and fragrances, or food flavors. An herb can be a seed, root, fruit, leaf, flower, stem, or bark used for its medicinal, food flavoring, or aromatic properties.

The practice of Chinese herbal medicine dates back more than 5,000 years. The philosophy is based on a holistic domain of earth and sea, season and weather, plants and animals, and all the elements that compose the universe. Contemporary Chinese medicine represents the cumulative clinical experience and theories of five thousand years of continuous practice by traditional Chinese physicians. It remains the world’s safest, oldest, and most comprehensive system of medical care.

Chinese Medicine Approved by Herbalists 


The World Health Organization of the United Nations (WHO) notes that of 119 herb-derived pharmaceutical medicines, approximately 74% have been adopted in modern medicine in ways that directly relate to their traditional uses as herbal medicine. Chinese herbal medicine is the most ancient, comprehensive, and complex form of health care. It serves as the primary form of medical care in China. Extensive scientific documentation now exists concerning its use for health conditions, including premenstrual syndrome, indigestion, insomnia, heart disease, liver disease, cancer, and HIV.