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Acupuncture has gained a lot of popularity and praises over the years in the Western world, however, Chinese Herbal Medicine is still misunderstood and many shy away from trying Chinese Medicine despite the powerful healing properties and thousands of years of history behind it. To help you better understand Chinese Medicine we have put together the top 5 things you need to know about Chinese Medicine.

1. Chinese Medicine Treats The Root Cause Of The Problem, Not Just The Symptoms

It is often easier to just pop a pill and get rid of the symptoms than discovering what the root cause of the problem is. A phrase you will often hear from any Chinese Medicine practitioner is  ‘treat the cause, not just the symptoms’. It may take a little longer to heal the root cause of the problem but healing the root cause will prevent the issue from returning and will eliminate the symptoms along with it. 

This Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method has been successfully used for over 3000 years. Symptoms are a sign that imbalance and or deficiency are present in the body. TCM uses the five element framework to determine the root cause which correlates to the symptoms the body is exhibiting, for example: 

When you suffer from allergies you may witness symptoms such as itchiness, redness in your eye along with discomfort in your nose and throat, according to TCM these symptoms are rooted in your Liver and are a sign of deficiencies in your Liver. 

2. One Herbal Formula Can Be Used To Address Multiple Issues At The Same Time

One Chinese herbal formula can be used to treat multiple issues. In most cases, you will find that Chinese herbal supplements on the market are designed to treat more than one issue this is because these natural supplements are formulated to address the imbalances in the organs, the symptoms resulting from this imbalance and the root cause of the issue. As a result of which one supplement may appear to treat a range of random physical, mental and emotional symptoms, this, however, is completely normal. 

3. Combination Of Herbs Allows For A Faster Result 

You will often find that Chinese herbal supplements are made from a variety of natural herbs. The main reason behind combining these herbs is to increase the strength of the formula, giving the desired results faster. Many Chinese Medicine practitioners also recommend and prescribe a few different herbal formulas to take for the very same reason. 

Combining herbs with Acupuncture will not only increase the effectiveness of the treatment but you will also start to notice results faster. 

4. You May Already Be Familiar With Chinese Medicine

You may be surprised by how many of the ingredients that are included a Chinese Herbal Formula are already in your kitchen and easily available at the supermarket. There is a good chance you are already consuming these ingredients. For example: 

Goji Berries are labelled as Gou Qi Zi 

Dates are labelled as Da Zao 

Licorice Roots are labelled as Gan Cao 

Ginger as Sheng Jiang 

5. Chinese Medicine Comes In Variety of Forms

Chinese Medicine is available in supplements form to consume as a food supplement daily, it also comes in tablet form if you find capsules hard to swallow the highly effective formula also comes in powder form if you prefer to drink or sprinkle it on top of food. 

Do ask us if you have any questions concerning Traditional Chinese Medicine!

 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We can’t guarantee the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. Please visit our clinics website: GinSen where a specialists will discuss your care and provide a consultation, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.

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