Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine is the main branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In the hands of an experienced and qualified therapist Chinese herbs can work very effectively.

What is Chinese Herbal Medicine?

In Chinese Herbal Medicine, parts of plants, such as roots, bark, flowers and leaves, but also some minerals and animal products are used. In general, individual herbs and substances are combined. Thus, you will obtain an individually tailored prescription to your medical condition and your current situation, which is usually administered as a decoction (tea). In certain situations, granules or pills can also be used.

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How to prepare Chinese herbs?

You will get your Herbal   prescription from me along with a detailed cooking instruction, which I will discuss with you in detail. From time to time there may be changes in the cooking process. In general, you will be informed of differences in the cooking instruction during subsequent consultations.

What do Chinese herbs taste like?

The herbs do not taste particularly good, but usually you get used to the taste quickly. Believe me! Apropos, I barely observe any side effects in my practice.

How do you take your Chinese herbs?

The recommended dosage will be documented in your cooking instructions. Please do not drink the sediment at the bottom. Allow the sediment to settle at the bottom and only drink the clear liquid (decoction) above.

How often should you take your Chinese herbs?

Chinese herbs are generally taken two to three times per day (please see your own cooking instruction). For those, who have a weak digestion it is recommended, you take the herbs after meals.

Quality and Certification

Chinese herbs and granules, like all pharmacy products in Germany, underlie very strict guidelines and quality controls. In addition to identity verification, each batch of an herb undergoes tests for identity, subjected aflatoxins (fungal toxins), heavy metals, microbial contaminants and pesticides conducted by a recognized laboratory. So you can be sure that you get pure and controlled quality!

Early Pregnancy

In the case of nausea in early pregnancy, you should choose a very low dose of a Chinese Herbal   formula, to avoid vomiting. In most cases, pills are provided as a substitute.

Herbs in pregnancy

Chinese herbs can be very effective for the treatment of nausea and a most of other problems in pregnancy. After nearly two millennia of treatment, observation and recording of the effect of Chinese herbs in pregnancy, Chinese gynecology has a very clear idea of ​​what can be used in pregnancy and what can not be safely used in pregnancy.

In fact, there are three levels of Chinese herbs: Herbs that should not be used during pregnancy; herbs that are safe during pregnancy and herbs that are not only safe, but also beneficial to the mother and child. Usually, I only choose herbs of the latter category during pregnancy. Unless there is a specific need to have herbs from category two, but that only for a specific effect and a short time.

When to stop your Chinese herbs?

If you develop symptoms of flu, gastrointestinal infection or other acute symptoms, you should stop taking your decoction during the worst days (but only for a maximum of 3-4 days). Drink the tea only then, when you feel better. For further information, please contact me at any time!

Length of treatment

The aim is to bring your body and spirit with herbs and acupuncture back to normal and in healthy functioning – as much as possible and as quickly as possible. For newer or mild diseases, the treatment time would be short. The longer the imbalance is, the longer it will take to bring the balance back. As rule one can say: „A month treatment for one year the existing problem.“ It is often surprising how many people expect instant results for diseases that have evolved over many years.

Please note that taking Chinese herbs does not replace a balanced diet! And please do not abruptly withdraw any systematic conventional therapy you have been taken for long time! I’m always happy to answer your questions!

Additional therapeutic methods

Acupuncture
Chinese Nutritional Therapy
Gua Sha
Moxibustion
Cupping

 

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