What is TCM Herbs (Chinese Herbal Medicine) used for?
TCM Herbs and Herbalism
TCM herbs are used in conjunction with Western Medicine to yield the best possible results for treating all illnesses. TCM herbs can treat almost any condition known to man. TCM herbs have been tried and tested for over 300years. The potential for minimal side effects make these remedies appealing, when compared to commercial drugs. They are available in pill format in addition to tinctures, cream, tea’s and topically which makes their use very convenient.
Infertility, menopause, cystitis, fluid retention, fibroids, thrush, prolapse, vaginal infections, bad periods, habitual miscarriage
such as infertility and prostate issues
such as bed-wetting, convulsions, measles, mumps, whooping cough, hyperactivity and nightmares.
from the common cold to flu, coughs, bronchitis, viral infections and Pneumonia
From allergies, anxiety, arthritis, circulation, heart disease, head-aches, asthma, bladder/kidney problems, cramps, colitis, bloating, weightloss, bloating, gout, digestive issues, chemo-therapy side affects, insomnia, exhaustion, sinus, low libido, palpitations, vertigo, nausea, blood pressure, dizziness, grief, addictions, autoimmune conditions and most types of pain.
Can it be taken with other forms of medicine?
TCM, including Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can be combined with or used alongside other medical therapies and disciplines, such as western medicine. Your Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner will not ask you to stop taking any Western Medicines that the doctor has prescribed for you. In fact, combining TCM Herbal medicine with western can increase its efficacy and help reduce side effects.
- 1. Infertility
- 2. Menopause
- 3. Cystitis
- 3. Fluid retention
- 4. Fibroids
- 5. Thrush
- 6. Vaginal infections
In China today over 70% of ailments are firstly treated with TCM herbs and is in the top tier for treatment used in China if you are unwell. Then if additional assistance is required you will go to the Acupuncturist to speed up recovery further, then if the underlying condition is too serious a combination of Western Medicine and TCM herbs with Acupuncture is taken.
TCM does not use Western labels to describe the ailments that it treats. Instead it treats according to TCM principles and uses Chinese Medical terminology to describe the conditions treated, following a full Chinese Medical diagnosis. However, quite naturally, clients frequently present to the Acupuncture TCM Clinic with disorders which they themselves describe using Western medical names.
All forms of TCM treatment strive to boost, reinforce, strengthen and invigorate the Qi and therefore your health. For example, acupuncture employs the finest needles, applied to the skin, to drive out unhealthy Qi and restore healthy circulation of optimal Qi. Herbs do likewise, but “from the inside”. The herbs are ingested and work away, silently and unseen, to do their restorative, regenerative or vitalising work.
Chinese Herbal Medicine employs the same diagnostic methods as other types of TCM and, rather than using pre-sterilised disposable Acupuncture needles to provide the treatment, we can use Traditional Chinese Medical ingredients. The formulas in use today are over 300 years old so they have been well tried and tested. Chinese Herbal Medicine is a science that has developed over thousands of years of medical trials, eventually leading to the formation of many herbal prescriptions which can treat almost any condition known to man.
Most of the larger hospitals in China will have their own Chinese Herbal Medicine pharmacy where prescriptions are filled and used in conjunction with Western Medicine to yield the best possible outcome for the patient. The TCM practitioners prescribe combinations of herbs specifically suited to treat you and your underlying condition. The herbs come in pill format, powder format, raw herbal format and can be supplied in the form of tinctures, teas, drinks, creams and washes. The potential for minimal side effects make these remedies appealing, when compared to commercial drugs.
Individual prescriptions are compiled after a thorough consultation takes place, in accordance with to the Classical Chinese pattern diagnosis and the biomedical underlying conditions.
I am a highly trained practitioner and herbalist gaining a distinction from the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland (Dip.CHM) and am qualified to use, where appropriate, Chinese Herbal Medicine with or without the accompaniment of Acupuncture treatment.
For more information visit the Association of Chinese Herbalists in Ireland
Cost: €60 per individual treatment or €70 combined.
Cancellation Policy: No charge if cancelled 24 hours before due appointment.
Your Questions About TCM Herbs Answered
Case studies extend back to 206BC-220AD, it is one of the greatest herbal systems of the world. Therapeutic and clinical uses include, digestives, nervous system balancing agents to circulation improvement and more.
Many pharmaceutical drugs are derived from herbal medicine, however, they rely on singular compounds, isolated extracts of plants. Herbal medicine uses the whole plant, which is more balanced and less likely to cause side effects.
Combining TCM Herbs with conventional medicine, can help to increase the efficacy of the medication and can help to reduce the side effects.
TCM treats the full range of human disease and illness such as, the common cold and flu to chronic disease such as allergies, Infertility and gynaecological disorders. It can help to prevent disease or help to create a stronger immunity for good health and balance.
It depends on the condition, results can be seen fairly-quickly, but chronic conditions may take longer to treat. Always make sure to go to a fully licensed and certified Herbal Practitioner.