Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine uses a variety of herbs in different combinations to restore balance to the body, such as astragalus, ginkgo, or ginseng. Herbal preparations are said to prevent and treat hormone disturbances, infections, breathing disorders, and a vast number of other ailments and diseases. Chinese herbs have the power to prevent and treat a variety of types of cancer if used as an adjunct to conventional treatments prescribed by oncologists, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Herbal remedies can help ease the side effects of conventional cancer therapies, control pain, improve quality of life, strengthen the immune system, and in some cases, stop tumor growth and spread.

In China, more than 3,200 herbs are used in more than 400 different formulas. Herbal formulations may consist of 4 to 12 different ingredients, to be taken in the form of teas, powders, pills, tinctures, or syrups.

Chinese herbal remedies are usually made up of a number of herbs. Typically, 1 or 2 herbs are included that are said to have the greatest effect on the problem being treated. Other ingredients in the formula treat minor aspects of the problem, direct the formula to specific parts of the body, and help the other herbs work more efficiently. Other herbs make the formula easier to digest, so that the formula is well-balanced and can be taken over a long period of time.

Before choosing a mixture of herbs for a patient, the Claudia will typically ask about symptoms and examine the patient, often focusing on the skin, hair, tongue, eyes, pulse, and voice, in order to detect imbalances in the body.

Claudia has studied and worked with Dr. Henry Han, Master Herbalist from Bejing, for many years. Claudia uses only the highest quality herbs, which have undergone the strictest testing, to ensure purity and safety.