Chinese herbal-ism is rooted in a balancing approach to address symptoms that arise. The structure of Chinese formulas is setup to provide resolution of symptoms by addressing underlying imbalances. This is done with a combination of herbs, based on their flavors, nature and overall energetic temperatures. Since they are combined together, they act as buffers for one another, ensuring no one herb’s action is too strong within the overall formula.
This provides a gentle, effective way to address underlying root causes of diseases. Chinese herbalists kept meticulous records for what worked best to treat a variety of conditions from physical pain to digestion and hormonal balancing. These records are some of the oldest ‘case studies’ available, some over 3000 years old, proving their effectiveness over time.