Herbal medicine uses roots, stems, leaves, flowers, or seeds of plants to improve health, prevent disease, and treat illness.
Chinese herbal medicine, along with acupuncture, is part of an integrated system of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for over 5,000 years. Chinese herbal medicine is a natural and gentle way to enhance the body's innate ability to cope with stress and heal from injury and illness. Herbal prescriptions are individualized, formulated to provide relief from symptoms while addressing the underlying imbalances that may be causing them. Chinese herbal medicine can be used alone or in conjunction with acupuncture.
Western Herbal Medicine is a clinical practice of healing using naturally occurring plant material or plants with little or no industrial processing. Medicines or extracts from crude plant material, such as root, bark, and flower, are used in multiple plant formulations to treat persons with disease and dysfunction and to promote health and well-being.