Herbal Medicines is a another branch of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Acupuncture helps release blockages in the meridians, the herbal medicine help to treats the main cause of internal imbalances. Using acupuncture and herbs gives the patient a more comprehensive treatment. Chinese herbs are made up of roots, barks, stems, leaves, seeds and flowers of many plants. Some formulas also use minerals and animal products. Herbal medicines are usually taken as a formula which consisting of a combination of herbs to solve any imbalances in the body.
Herbs can be prepared in a variety of different way like pills, tablets, and decoctions (herbal tea). The pill or tablet forms are more popular in the US. The herbal tea is more used in China.
There are several different methods to classify traditional Chinese medicine:
promoting the movement of water and percolating dampness
qi-regulating or qi-rectifying
stopping bleeding or blood-stanching
quickening the Blood and dispelling stasis or blood-quickening or Blood-moving
Phlegm dispelling, stopping coughing and calming wheezing
Spirit-quieting or Shen-calming.
calming the Liver and expelling wind or Liver-calming and wind-extinguishing
supplementing or tonifying: this includes qi-supplementing, blood-nourishing, yin-enriching, and yang-fortifying.
astriction-promoting or securing and astringing
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