Herbal Medicine

The medicinal benefits of herbs have been known for centuries. In Far east, traditional herbal remedies are still the backbone of medicine, and although we rely heavily on modern research for new cures for some diseases, herbal medicines are also fundamental to Western society’s treatment of illnesses.

Initially, herbs were used individually, with each plant or each part of the plant used to cure a certain ailment. As people came to understand the differences between one person and the next, the need for more personalized treatments developed, and herbal blends became necessary. It is now commonly taught that herbs are more effective when used in a formula, because the proper combination of herbs increases the potency in the desired direction.

Herbal medicines are usually taken in the form of formulas, which are carefully balanced to meet the individual needs of the patient. These remedies can be used to treat a vast range of diseases or taken as supplements to maintain health and balance.

Herbal formulas are taken as teas, powders, tinctures or pills made from the highest quality dry herbs. Sometimes the herbs are applied topically to the skin especially in the case of skin diseases and injuries. Each formula is individually prescribed and may well be modified as the treatment progresses.

We offer a thorough Herbal Medicine consultation,
please contact Han Oriental Clinic for appointment information.