Preliminary evidence suggests that Chinese herbal
medicine is a useful treatment for a wide variety of
disorders. Herbs are selected by the practitioner for
their energetic properties with the aim of correcting
imbalances in the body.
In the UK only plant-based herbs are prescribed, as it
is illegal to include any animal or mineral products. The
Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine strictly controls herb
quality in this country, making herbal products from their
approved suppliers safe and of a high standard.
To find out more about the conditions that Chinese
herbal medicine can treat visit:
Amanda primarily works with herbs in concentrated powder
and tablet form. These are very easy to take with warm
water and convenient to transport around with you. Each
herbal formula contains many different herbs. Chinese
herbal medicine can be used as a stand-alone therapy, and
as an adjunct to acupuncture treatment.
The Energetics of Herbs:
Pungent herbs are dispersing and moving and relieve
Sweet herbs are tonifying and treat deficient energy
Sour herbs are astringent and stop bleeding or sweating
Bitter herbs are drying and eliminate heat
Salty herbs sink downwards and disperse masses
The colour and appearance of a herb also dictates its
energetic. Herb formulas combine together several herbs to
target specific conditions or areas of the body.