Herbal Medicine 中藥

Chinese Herbal Medicine is founded upon centuries of studying the effects of herbs, evolving from local folk remedies into a refined scholarly tradition used by emperors. It may be used alone or with acupuncture as a complementary therapy. A practitioner who makes use of herbs is familiar with several hundred herbs which are classified according to their energetic qualities, functions, organs affected and disharmonies they address.

Herbal medicine can be used to expedite the healing process and strengthen, support or tonify the body. These formulas have the capacity to address the underlying root cause of various medical conditions, whether acute or chronic. When prescribed and used correctly, Chinese herbal formulas rarely cause unwaranted side-effects. Formulas can be prescribed in a number of ways: raw herbs that are boiled into a tea, liquid extracts, pills or powders which are dissolved in hot water.

Here at Ume we specialize in individualized prescriptions which are fine-tuned to treat each individual’s diagnostic picture at that particular place in time. We have established relationships with herb distributors who utilize the most stringent safety testing and measures in order to ensure that our herbs are of the highest quality and purity.

Here is an article exploring issues of sustainability and herbs, which also discusses the high quality and environmental integrity of Spring Wind, from which we source our bulk herbs:
Chinese Herbs in the 21st Century: Questions for a Sustainable Future

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