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  Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine has been practiced for over 5,000 years.  It is a diagnostic and treatment art based on thousands of years of clinical experience.  It is a primary component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  The TCM diagnosis and treatment system is holistic, based on the idea that no single part can be understood except in its relation to the whole.  A symptom is looked at as a part of a totality.  A disease condition is considered to be as the result (or manifestation) of “blockage”, or "imbalances" within the body or between the body and various environmental factors.  The aim of Chinese Medicine is not to prescribe an herbal ingredient or herbal formula to treat a particular manifestation, but to help the patient's stressed organ systems operate in a more natural, balanced state.

In contrast, Modern Medicine is disease oriented.  It starts with a symptom and then seeks a specific chemical compound to kill a virus and cure the disease.  A characteristic of modern medicine is that the same drugs are used to treat patients with the same disease.

Prescribing an herbal formula is a complex and dynamic process.  In Chinese Herbal Medicine, not everyone with the same disease or problem is given the same herbal formula.  This is because each individual has a unique constitution and relationship to the environment.  During a treatment course for a specific patient, the formulas can often be modified or changed based on the development of the recovery.

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