Chinese Herbal Medicine
Herbs & Traditional Chinese Medicine
The most important part in what makes the use of herbal medicine special in Traditional Chinese Medicine is in how the herbs are applied and selected for use. It is the theory of TCM that is the deciding factor on which herbs are selected for a complaint. As an example we discuss headaches. A headache is not just a headache in TCM. There are more than 5 basic syndromes that can be the cause of a headache. Each one of these syndromes will have different herbs put together to create a specific formula to address the complaint of a headache. The process of gathering enough information about a complaint to put together the right pattern is the basis of how to select the right herbs.