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Chinese herbal medicine is the dynamic combination of herbs into formulas in order to produce powerful physiologic changes in the body. There are hundreds of classic formulas that can be modified to create custom prescriptions for each client depending on their diagnosis.
The combination of herbs is essential to maximize one herb's potential therapeutic effects, while minimizing its impact or potential for side-effects. In this way, we can achieve change in the body without causing harm.
Herbs are given to a client in different ways:
Teapills - The most convenient option is the pill. We mainly prescribe what are called "teapills." These are herbal decoctions that are made into a paste and then dried into pill form.
Powders - Powders are made in a similar way to teapills, but dried into a powder. They provide a stronger dose and quicker effect. You simply add hot water to get a similar tea as a decoction.
Raw Herb Decoction - This is the generally considered the strongest and most therapeutic method of taking herbs. Prepared chinese herbs will be packaged together and the client will cook them together to make a decoction. The herbs are strained from the decoction and the liquid is taken as a kind of tea.
For convenience and client compliance, we most often utilize powders and pills in my practice. Raw herbal decoctions will be recommended for serious cases that require the strength and freshness that a decoction can offer. I encourage you to request, and delight in your desire, to cook raw herbs when necessary.