Herbal therapy is the earliest known form of medicine. Herbology is traditionally one of the more important modalities utilized in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Chinese herbology often incorporates various parts of plants (the leaf, stem, flower, root, bark) and also encompasses ingredients from minerals.
Each herbal medicine prescription is a blend of many herbs tailored to the individual patient. Most formulas consist of two to eighteen different types of herbs. Formulas treat a wide variety of symptoms while stimulating the body’s natural healing process without significant side effects. Formulas are available in capsules, granule extracts (powders), tinctures and raw herbs.