Although less well known to the Western World than Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine is the most basic and important part of Chinese medicine.
With its tradition of over two thousand years, it has been proven to be a very effective and safe form of medicine. It is especially effective in treating skin conditions, gynaecological conditions, gastrointestinal problems and fatigue.
Like Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine is a holistic form of medicine: it treats the root of the problem as well as the symptoms. Therefore, unlike most western medications, herbs are rarely given for life and can always be discontinued after the problem has improved.
All the herbs used in this clinic are regulated and supervised. They are of the highest quality and do not contain any parts of wild endangered species. Herbal medicine can be used by itself or in conjunction with Acupuncture. Over the last few years, as a result of the great popularity of Chinese Herbs some individuals and organizations who have bought herbs in China and have sold them on the high street in the U.K. with no regard to local rules and Regulations. It has been discovered that in a few instances these products contained toxic materials and pharmaceuticals. These rare cases have been much publicised in the media giving Chinese Herbs an unjustly bad name.
It is very important to understand that this could not be further from the truth. Chinese herbal medicines when practiced properly are very safe and very healthy. The herbs used in our clinic are pure and of the highest quality. They all go through rigorous quality control tests before dispensing to the patient. There is absolutely no risk of any toxins or Pharmaceutical mixes with them.