Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbs

Help promote natural healing by enhancing recuperative power and immunity, supporting physical and emotional health, and improving well-being and overall function with Chinese Herbs.

How Are Chinese Herbs Taken?

There are a few different ways in which someone can benefit from Chinese herbs. The most traditional way to take them is through the ingestion of a decoction—a strong tea that is often simmered for over an hour. This method is most common, yet sometimes unfavorable due to the strong taste, the amount of time required to make the decoctions, or the odors created. Typically you can avoid the preparation time and the odors by simply adding ground-up herbs to a glass of water and drinking it.

Another way of taking Chinese herbs is by ingesting extract powders, either on their own or mixed into a glass of water, or by taking convenient tablets and capsules which are sometimes available. Chinese herbs can sometimes be made into liniment and used externally, depending on the condition being treated and the herb being used.

What Are the Most Commonly Used Herbs in Chinese Medicine?

There are over three hundred herbs that are commonly used to this day, many of which have been used for at least twenty centuries. The ten most commonly-used herbs are:

  • Astragalus (huangqi)
  • Atractylodes (baizhu)
  • Bupleurum (chaihu)
  • Cinnamon (guizhi and rougi)
  • Coptis (huanglian)
  • Ginger (jiang)
  • Ginseng (renshen)
  • Hoelen (fuling)
  • Licorice (gancao)
  • Ma-huang (mahuang)

Each one of these herbs can help alleviate, and sometimes even cure, a multitude of different ailments or conditions. They have been tested and used for thousands of years, which means you can really trust them and their healing properties. Often, practitioners will create a mix of specific herbs, called a formula, which is tailored to your specific needs to better treat certain conditions.

What Can Be Treated with Chinese Medicine?

For thousands of years people have been using these herbs to treat everything from influenza and symptoms of PMS and menopause, to hepatitis, colitis, skin diseases, and so, so much more. The main reason people all around the world are turning to Chinese herbs is simply because of the vast background and years of experience surrounding their usage and success.

These are conditions Chinese herbal medicine can help treat:
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Acute & Chronic Pain Conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains
  • Stiff Neck
  • Tendonitis
  • Tingling & Numbness in Extremities
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • TMJ (Jaw Disorders)
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Emotional & Neurological Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Concussions
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • Hyperactivity & ADHD
  • Insomnia
  • Low Energy
  • Memory Loss
  • Neuropathies
  • Panic Attacks
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stroke
  • Stress
  • Vertigo
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Organ disease & malfunction
  • Acne
  • Anemia
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Chemotherapy / Radiation Side Effects
  • COPD
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Dialysis Side Effects
  • Eczema
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernias
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringing in Ears
  • Shingles
  • Vision Problems
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Immunity & Respiratory support
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Candida
  • Colds and Flus
  • Earache
  • Emphysema
  • Grave’s Disease
  • Hay Fever
  • Hepatitis
  • Lupus
  • MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
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Reproductive & Hormonal Issues
  • Chronic Bladder Infections
  • Complications in Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Hot Flashes
  • Induction
  • Impotence
  • Infertility
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Kidney Stones
  • Low Libido
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Morning Sickness
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
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Metabolic & Digestive Issues
  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Acid Reflux
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastritis
  • Heartburn
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Spastic colon
  • Thyroid issues
  • Ulcers
  • Weight Control

There are very few things that cannot be treated or improved with the help of Chinese herbs. If you want to know more about which herbs and formulas can benefit you or how exactly you should take your herbal medicine, please don’t hesitate to call and book an appointment with Martin today.

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