Herbal medicine or herbal medicine is an independent direction in Chinese medicine, which originated in ancient times. The traditional approach differs from the European one, first of all, by its purpose. The whole variety of medicinal plants, and there are more than two thousand of them, is divided from the point of view of the diagnostic picture into cold, hot, warm, cool. The Chinese believe that each plant has its own unique nature, which synergistically merging with vibrations and body fluids, has a healing effect. The taste of herbs will also be an important factor determining phyto-use. There are several categories: sour, bitter, sweet, spicy, salty, soft, astringent. Each of which has a corresponding effect, since behind each taste there is “Yang” or “Yin” energy.
As you know, illness is a violation of the balance of Yin and Yang energies, and the task of phyto-collection is to restore balance, as well as eliminate the manifestations of pathology – to remove cold or heat, according to the terminology of oriental medicine.
The main task of phytotherapy is to improve the movement of Qi energy along the meridians, cleanse the blood and lymph from decay products, give nutrition to the organs, and relieve inflammatory processes.
In traditional Chinese medicine, not only plants are considered healing, but also minerals, as well as materials of animal origin – bile, skin, horns, shell, which are often added to the phytocomplex.
Chinese approach to herbal medicine
In Chinese medicine, a very convenient form of herbal treatment: the components are ground into powder, formed into convenient balls and packaged in plastic containers. No need to brew a decoction. It is enough to drink the required number of balls with warm water. Some preparations are coated to prevent rapid dissolution by gastric juices.
The composition of phytocomplexes has a clear structure, with leading and subordinate components:
Monarch – is the basic component in the recipe, determines the main, strategic influence.
Minister – helps to regulate energy flows as a result of the influence of the monarch component, enhances its effect.
Helper – this component enhances the action of the first two, and also helps to cure concomitant diseases.
Conductor – this phytocomponent regulates the “logistics” of all active drugs, helping them to be absorbed and transported.
Obviously, no recipe can do without the main medicine – the monarch. As a rule, it is a potent substance that has a targeted effect on the symptomatic picture. Thanks to him, powerful processes of cleansing and healing are launched. The monarch medicine is selected taking into account the individual characteristics of the patient, and this is an important difference between the Chinese phytotherapy and the European, where the diagnosis is the reason for the appointment, and not the physiological data and type of person. With the same diagnosis, our doctor can prescribe completely different medications.
After diagnostics, in which the doctor identifies the patient’s condition, a course is prescribed. It can be, as only consisting of herbal medicine, and supplemented with acupuncture, massage, vacuum therapy and other methods of Chinese medicine. As an independent type of treatment, it is especially effective in cases when it is not possible to come to the clinic, as well as during pregnancy. Yes, do not be surprised, it is possible to use this therapy during pregnancy, since it is often able to reduce the risks of developing pathologies in a pregnant woman.