Why Chinese Herbs?
Chinese Medicine is important to us for many reasons. First of all,
Chinese Medicine contains within its scope several types of treatment. Herbal
treatment consists of natural, herbal remedies for internal and external
application. Herbs can even be mixed with or eaten as food. Each herb or
combination of herbs has an affinity to a particular organ or place in the body
and once it has been digested, it circulates to that organ and releases its
Acupuncture is another branch of Chinese Medicine and uses thin needles
applied to various locations on the body. This treatment directly affects the
energy in the body by either stimulating it
or calming it.
QiGong is another branch of Chinese Medicine where the practitioner
uses his own energy to affect his patients’ energy.
All three of these branches have their strong and weak points. No
one treatment is going to be the best for every possible ailment. All three
can be performed on oneself, however, it is difficult to reach certain areas
of your own body to perform Acupuncture and QiGong requires still more
training and practice. Of these three, Herbal Medicine is the one that best
lends itself to use by the patient himself. (If you have the QiGong skills,
I would also recommend that as well.)
I feel that the patient should be involved in his own treatment
rather than to rely entirely on someone else to diagnose and treat him. If
you get involved and begin to understand the how and why of your illnesses,
you will be better able to make choices that will help your recovery. And
I’m not talking just about herbs. Food and lifestyle choices affect your
heath, too. The more you understand, the more good you can do for yourself.
Until you are able to diagnose and treat yourself, you must rely on someone
else. However, you can begin your own training immediately. There are several
good books and Web sites that are very informative. The more you learn, the
better able you will be to participate in your own health care.
Chinese Herbal Medicine has been in continuous use for many centuries.
It has proven remedies for anything mankind can catch. These remedies are the
result of countless refinements by countless doctors from ancient times right
on through to today. Today’s remedies are gentle in their action and, when
properly selected and applied, are safe and produce no side effects.
You can buy herbs in many places these days. Even many local grocery
stores carry some herbal products. There are herbal stores and mail-order and
Internet stores, too. When selecting a place to purchase your herbs, quality
should be most important. Be certain that the products you choose are of the
highest quality. Poor quality herbs will perform poorly and will, in the long
run, cost more to successfully treat a specific condition. It would be a shame
for you to lose interest in Herbal Medicine just because of some cheap,
low-quality herbs. Also, don’t make the mistake of thinking that expensive
herbs are better. Shop around and compare prices. Try out the products and
decide for yourself. After all, how they work for you should be the final word.
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