The RCHM believes that Chinese herbal medicine can be a beneficial part of treatment of the following conditions:
- Skin conditions
- Gastro-intestinal disorders
- Gynaecological conditions including infertility
- Hepatitis and HIV
- Chronic Fatigue Syndromes
- Respiratory Conditions
- Rheumatological conditions
- Urinary conditions
- Psychological problems
Will I still need to see my doctor?
Potentially, yes. As per The Royal College of Herbal Medicine’s Code of Ethics we “will always advise patients, in the case of serious illnesses or uncertain diagnosis, to seek advice from their GP/consultant”. Similarly “with the patient’s consent, liaise with that patient’s other health professionals, where appropriate”.
Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine
National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine