What is Chinese Medicine and Herbology?

05 April 2021

Chinese medicine is mainly made from plants, but the preparation process includes minerals or animal products. They can be packaged in pastes, lotions, powders, and tablets, depending on the particular herb and its use. There are different herbs with different properties and can help in balancing various parts of the human body. Prescribing a certain herb or concoction of various herbs means that the practitioner's diagnosis has to analyze the patient's Yin and Yang and the element that governs the affected parts.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is over a thousand years old and has only changed a little over the past centuries. Its primary concept is that a vital part of life, known as Qi, has itself surging through our bodies. It is said that the imbalance of Qi in the body causes illness and disease. This imbalance is commonly known to be caused if the complementary and opposite make of the Qi is being altered. They are known to be the Yin and Yang.

The ancient Chinese believed that humans are sort of microcosms of the larger surrounding universe and are connected with nature and subjects to the forces. The balancing of health and diseases is a key concept. The main aim of TCM is to restore the balance through treatments, particularly to the individuals. Treatment to regain balance may involve acupuncture, massage, moxibustion, cupping therapy in Avondale, AZ, herbal remedies, movement, and concentration-based exercises. People have been made to believe that to regain balance, you must first gain the balance between the body's internal organs and the external elements of the earth, which are fire, wood, metal, water.