Chinese herbal medicine differs from Western phytotherapy. In the West, we use biochemical components to explain the effects of herbs, whereas the Chinese pharmacopeia describes their function. Treatments based on Chinese herbs have proven their worth for millions of patients over centuries. It is one of the most empirical medicinal practices in the world.
The preparation of herbal remedies requires extensive knowledge. It is much more than “just brewing tea”. Each herbal component has its own specific function, and each patient receives a concoction based on many years of study and a thorough knowledge of hundreds of different herbs. This makes Chinese medicine extremely effective since it is tailor-made. In addition, Chinese herbs not only have a healing effect, but they also have their own nutritional value.
Chinese herbs are usually prescribed in combination with personalised nutrition advice. Usually we integrate this into the general treatment. If you wish to be treated with herbs only (without acupuncture) the session takes one hour.