Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine refers to the traditional and modern scientific use of a range of herbal, animal and mineral products that are used according to the diagnostic principles of Chinese medicine. The part of the plant used (root, stem, leaf, flower etc) the time or years needed to harvest, the specific species differences, preparation process, dosage and information on appropriate combinations are all studied to a high degree.
The range that we have chosen to use at Newtown Acupuncture Centre, Evergreen Herbs, is purely plant based.
We have chosen this range due to the following principles
- formula's contain only non-toxic herbs
- formula's follow the traditional and time tested combinations of plants used for centuries
- NZ Made and designed to meet chronic health needs of NZ's
- high quality ingredients and preparation standards (Australian GMP)
Chinese medicine has a strong focus on preventative medicine and chronic health conditions.
TCM is strong at preventative medicine, as it focuses on early detection and treatment of sub-clinical and functional symptoms, preventing a knock on effect to other physiological systems and more entrenched disease processes.
Treatment strategies focus on strengthening the bodies innate self governing and self healing abilities, which is why it is effective in working with chronic health conditions. This is not always a quick fix as sometimes health conditions have developed over months or years y
WHY PEOPLE TURN TO TCM HERBS
A lack of clear diagnosis in conventional medicine
A lack of treatment options in conventional medicine
Other interventions are not affordable
Allergies or intolerance's prevent continuation of medications
Symptom relief is not adequate under current treatment strategy