Chinese herbs are an essential part of Chinese medicine, alongside acupuncture, Tui Na massage, Qigong and Chinese dietary therapy. Like food, herbs directly regulate the body’s functioning via the digestion.
Chinese herbs range from simple food-like substances such as ginger and cinnamon, to potent drug-like substances. In the same way that we would use rosemary or thyme, some Chinese herbs have a culinary use, and are common in Chinese cooking and every day teas.
I normally give herbs in the form of powders which are packed into little sachets. The content of 1 or 2 sachets is then dissolved into a cup of hot water, normally taken twice per day (morning and evening).
I am passionate about herbal medicine and have had incredible results with them – please see some of the testimonials.
I am a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM), and I always source my herbs from RCHM approved suppliers who ensure that their herbs comply with CITES regulations on endangered species. CITES regulated species are not used in the clinic unless they come from a legal cultivated and certified source. I do not use animal and mineral medicinal; their use is forbidden in the UK.
Duration and Cost:
- 30 mins consultation – £50
- A month worth of herbs cost about £100