How Does Traditional Chinese Medicine Work?
Herbs are made up of leaves, stems, bark, roots or seeds. They each have a unique action. Cleverly combined together, they perform a multitude of tasks and help bring a holistic balance back to the whole body.
A typcial Chinese herbal formula will have several strategies employed in them, treating several aspects of the person at the same time. This is what makes Chinese herbal medicine unique to other herbal medical traditions of the world. It is advanced and complex, having matured in East Asia over thousands of years.
For example, a traditional Chinese medicine herbal formula for fertility will have herbs to regulate a woman's menstrual cycle, others to boost her digestion so more energy and blood is produced for fertility and other herbs to reduce anxiety and stress as trying for a baby can be tough.