Chinese Herbal Medicine

The origins of Chinese herbal medicine in China can be traced back at least 5,000 years, making it one of the oldest health care systems in the world.

Most diseases or illnesses present with a core set of recognisable signs and symptoms, but the actual presentation of a particular disease or illness will vary from person to person. For this reason, people with similar health conditions may be provided with quite different Chinese herbal medicine prescriptions and vice versa.

Some substances that were used traditionally you may find in your garden (eg. ginger, garlic and cinnamon), while some are no longer part of modern professional Chinese herbal medicine practice. For example, traditional remedies that are derived from endangered species have been replaced by other substances with similar actions.

*Note: the above information was fron AACMA's website, click their logo below for more information.

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