Chinese herbal medicine has been in existence for thousands of years. It is a medical system that is based on the use of plants that are either taken internally or applied topically. Since ancient times herbs have been used to treat illness and assist the body in its functions, they play a vital role in the healing process. Chinese herbs have a unique diagnostic method that involves taking in consideration the patients constitution as well as addressing their specific symptoms.
Herbs have been classified in several different ways including, temperature, taste and the meridians they enter. With these diagnostics categories specific herbs are selected to deal with the different imbalances that may occur in the body. Due to the complexity of medicinal plants they have a versatile therapeutic power that can treat many disorders.