Chinese herbal formulas have been used by clinically by practitioners for thousands of years. Most formulas are food or plant based offering no negative side effects. One of the first formulas was rice soup. Its function was to strengthen life energy and it was used in debilitating diseases.
Due to the fact that Chinese formulas are highly effective and predictable in outcome, they are rapidly surpassing prescription medications. They are low cost and afford a cure without uncomfortable side effects. However it is imperative that any prescriptions are formulated specific for you by a qualified Chinese herbal practitioner.
Herbal formulas offer a method of maintaining movement in the channels after an acupuncture treatment. Through the needles the "Qi" becomes unobstructed and in conjunction with the proper formula the desired outcome may more rapidly obtained.
For those that are uncomfortable with Acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas offer a safe alternative opportunity to heal.
CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICINE OATH
I promise to follow the way of the great physician. I will serve to live in harmony with nature, and teach my patients to do the same.
I will stay calm and completely committed when treating disease. I will not give way to personal wishes and desires, but above all else hold and nurture a deep feeling of compassion. I will be devoted to the task of saving the sacred spark of life in every creature that still carries it.
I will strive to maintain a clean mind and be willing to hold myself to the highest standards. It will be my duty to diagnose sufferings and treat disease. I will not be boastful about my skill and not driven by the greed for material things. Above all, I will keep an open heart. As I move on the right path I will receive great happiness as a reward without asking for anything in return.
Adapted from The Great Physician by Son Simiao (581 – 682)