Chinese Herbal Medicine
Herbal Medicine has always been considered pre-eminent amongst the various methods of healing within TCM.
After diagnosis you will be prescribed an individual herbal formula, tailor made to your specific requirements. A formula usually contains at least four to twenty herbs. They are specially formulated in China and include flowers, leaf stalks, seeds and roots. Each herb is used for specific purposes and performing particular functions. We only use high quality herbs. Please note its is the policy of Chinn Herbs to strictly use only plant materials for treatment purposes.
We offer two forms of herbal formula: Pre-made formula and decoction. Pre-made formula (also called Chinese patent medicine) are available as pills, tablets, capsules, powders, etc. Most of these formulas are very convenient as they do not necessitate patient preparation and are easily taken. However, they do not lend themselves to customized or acute treatment. They are best used when a patient's condition is not severe and the medicine can be taken as a long-term treatment.
The traditional preparation of herbal formula is called decoction. A decoction is a concentrated form of tea. The practitioner weighs out a day's dosage of each herb and combines them in a bag. You will take the bag home and boil the herbs in water to make herbal tea following the provided instructions in your bag. The home-made herbal tea will be consumed normally twice a day.