Herbs are used to prevent and treat physical and mental illnesses using Chinese philosophy. The Chinese believe energy (chi) flows around channels (meridians) in the body. Chi is made up of two opposing energies, the Yang and the Yin. When the opposing energies are out of balance, illness will occur. The herbalist will try to detect the imbalance through questions about the patient’s medical history, symptoms and lifestyle, through observing their appearance and taking their pulse (Chinese style). He then chooses the herbs which he believes will remove the imbalance in the energy flow to restore uninterrupted flow.
- Eczema and other skin problems
- Digestion problems
- Flu and colds
- Menstrual problems