There are, of course, many many Chinese herbs that you have probably never heard of – plant, mineral, and animal products that exert a therapeutic action in the body. However, there are many herbs that appear in your everyday life, whether you know it or not! Read on for some information about the therapeutic actions of these common herbs, and perhaps then Chinese Herbal Medicine won’t seem quite so distant from what you already know and understand.
Turmeric has also been used medicinally in Indian and Chinese Medical systems for thousands of years, prompting recent scientific research into its health benefits.
Goji berries, called Gou Qi Zi in pinyin, are a very powerful herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and also a superfood that is easy to incorporate into your diet at home!
Most people in the United States seek out acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain. Clinically, we also see an abundance of chronic health conditions, and syndromes unexplained by allopathic medicine. But did you know that you can use acupuncture and herbal medicine to effectively treat the common cold and seasonal flus, as well?
Something about the lotus flower resonates with us, with humanity, throughout time and space. It inspires us to be our better selves, to seek peace and sunlight amidst the darkness, mud, and turmoil. It conjures up feelings of peace, tranquility, and serenity. It reminds us that there is good and beauty in the world, in us.