Chinese herbal medicine is a sophisticated system of herbal therapy in which herbs possessing medicinal qualities are taken in combination based upon a comprehensive diagnosis.
Herbal formulas are tailored specifically for the patient according to a specific diagnosis, they typically consist of several to many herbs combined for their greater synergistic effect.
Chinese herbal medicine is one of the oldest, most long-standing healing systems in the world, the width and breadth of ailments effectively treated is truly staggering.
Herbal medicine is the oldest form of healing on the planet, and the Chinese form of herbal healing is the oldest documented form of herbal healing. There are more than 500 medicinals used in traditional Chinese remedies, 300 of which are most commonly used. Shen Nong’s Herbal Classic is a 2,000 year old book on herbal medicine describing 365 different remedies and their effects and is recognized as the oldest book on herbal medicine.
Herbal formulas are prescribed based on your individual constitutional diagnosis, not solely on symptoms, and not with a “one-size-fits-all” attitude.
Our herbs are rigorously tested to ensure they are free of pesticides, PCBs, and heavy metals so you don’t have to feel bad about getting better.
Chinese medicine uses herbs to correct not only the uncomfortable symptoms of unwellness, but also the root issue which creates the symptoms. We call this “treating both the root and the branch,”
We don’t believe in loading people up on medications the rest of their lives. Herbal treatments last until the issue is corrected, then the treatment ends so the body can fully recover itself.
Each Chinese Herbal Formula we make is tailored specifically to your needs. No “cookie-cutter” treatments, no guesswork, and no filler.
There is a Chinese saying:
“same disease, different formulas; different disease, same formula.”
In Chinese medicine, 5 different people may have headaches and need 5 different specific formulas to treat them, because they all have headaches for different reasons. Conversely, 5 people may have different symptoms stemming from the same root cause, and would need similar formulas.
Modern Western Medicine tends to reduce this process to a “one-size-fits-all” approach that leaves many either disappointed or with even worse side-effects.
When being treated with herbs, not only is there more opportunity for accurate treatment, but the body is able to be more receptive to the treatment, as the body recognizes that the medicine is naturally occurring.
Even the founding father of Western Medicine, the Greek physician Hippocrates, once said, “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.”
Herbal medicine is taken on a weekly basis and according to the change in the patient, may differ or remain the same from week to week as the symptoms persist or change.
Once the body is brought into balance, the herbal treatment will end so that the body can maintain balance on its own.
The term, formulation, and magnitude of treatment are all directly determined by your condition and the necessities of your personal recovery.
There are over 300 herbs in the Chinese Materia Medica. At Infinite Pillar only the highest quality herbs are used after being rigorously tested for PCBs, heavy metals and pesticides, insuring a strong effect and quicker recovery.
Because the herbal formulas are selected according to a specific diagnosis they very rarely have side effects. On the rare occasion of side effect, it is most often an upset stomach.
Herbal medicine at Infinite Pillar comes in the form of capsule or tablet for maximum convenience which allows for consistent doses and quicker results.