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Herbal Medicine

Although the practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) only began to expand in the UK in the 1980s, it is one of the great herbal traditions of the world, with an unbroken history going back to the 3rd century BC

Chinese Herbal Medicine is based on the principle that each person is unique and good health depends on achieving optimum vitality and balance in the body. Approaching each person as a unique and interconnected physical, psychological and spiritual system, it focuses on establishing harmony and health in relation to all aspects of a person and their surroundings. A compassionate rejection of 'one size fits all' treatment, CHM aims to understand how a particular pattern of physical signs and symptoms reflect an underlying disease.

Benefits of Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine is very adaptable in that herbs are not just used based on their known pharmaceutical effects, but also for the meridians they affect, their taste, temperature and connections to the other herbs in the formula.  This gives a very versatile system where formulas exist in the ancient literature for many conditions and properly trained herbalists make modifications depending upon each individuals disease presentation.

Often herbal medicine will be used in conjunction with                 ,   , especially in fertility or menstrual conditions to achieve the best outcome for that patient. 

Often seen in clinic are

  • seasonal infections such as colds, coughs

  • menstrual disorders such as endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, infertility

  • fatigue

  • menopausal conditions

  • skin conditions

  • and much more

​* RCHM members are subject to strict rules that prohibit the use of medicine containing material sourced from animals, minerals, and endangered plant species.

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