What is Chinese/Japanese Herbal Medicine?

Chinese herbal medicine was born about 4000 years ago and specially developed in the 3rd Century BC.

At the 6th Century, Chinese herbal medicine was transported into Japan and since it was developed in Japanese way influenced by the unique culture and nature in Japan. Today this Japanese herbal medicine is called “Kampo” and 80% of doctors in Japan uses Kampo alongside of Western medicine.

In the West, many acupuncturists combine acupuncture treatment with Chinese/Japanese herbal medicine. The practitioners are professionally trained in order to be able to prescribe safely and effectively.

How does it work?

Chinese/Japanese herbal medicine works on the same premise as acupuncture. Herbs are prescribed, usually in combination with acupuncture, to help restore the balance of Yin and Yang.

An imbalance in a bodily system can result in symptoms of poor health. I have been trained to be able to identify patterns of signs and symptoms and hence prescribe herbal medicine correctly.

Chinese/Japanese herbal medicine works to restore internal equilibrium. Unlike many pharmaceuticals, it works to heal a whole person and not just an isolated symptom.  When prescribed in combinations the different aspects of each herb combined create a mutual synergy, often balancing the medicinal properties inherent in each. Chinese herbs are far less likely to have side effects than pharmaceuticals.

Chinese/Japanese Herbal medicines are selected according to individual diagnosis, helping to stimulate the body to maximise healing capacity and speed of recovery, strengthening immunity and increasing energy levels.

All my pharmacies are controlled by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) and the RCHM (Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine) to assure the highest quality and that my medicines adhere strictly to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) regulations.

Adverse reactions are extremely rare and are negligible when compared to those commonly produced by many of today’s pharmaceutical drugs.

When practiced correctly by qualified practionaers, herbal medicines are very safe. They are carefully considered for their therapeutic and biomedical effects, contraindications and interactions with any pharmaceutical drugs you are taking, ensuring prescriptions are safe and tailored to your particular health needs.