Herbal Medicine constitutes an important part of Chinese medicine. It is still widely used throughout China today and is becoming more popular in the West. Herbal medicine can be used to treat both internal and external conditions, both of which are usually of a complex nature and therefore, not easily treatable with acupuncture or massage. As such, herbs can be used on their own or in addition to Acupuncture or Tui Na massage. As with all aspects of Chinese medicine, the decision to prescribe herbs is made on a case by case basis, as UK law prevents the import and prescription of particular herbs.
Typically, herbs will be prescribed in one of three ways. Either dry, raw herbs to be boiled in water to make tea, or as pills/capsules made with concentrated herbal powders.
Herbal prescriptions are tailored to the individual patient and prices can be given at the time of consultation.