Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbs are often used in conjunction with acupuncture for added therapeutic effect. While many cultures have herbal medicine traditions, the sophistication of herbal Chinese traditional medicine is unsurpassed. Traditional Chinese herbal medicine has a long history reaching back several thousand years, and the resulting system is now used to treat everything from the common cold to certain types of cancer.
You will generally receive a mixture of several different herbs in a formula that has been tailored to your condition. Chinese herbs are extremely effective and normally have only mild side effects. Be that as it may, it is very important to tell your practitioner all the medications and supplements you are currently taking so that any unwanted interactions with your prescribed formula can be avoided.
There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese materia medica, of which about 300 are commonly used.
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