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Published on October 15th, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans


Chinese Herbal Remedies: Ancient Wisdom for Green Healing

Some of the more effective herbal remedies available come to us with hundreds of years of successful use in the Orient.  If you visit China today, you will see many stores in various cities selling nothing but time-honored herbal remedies, and naturopathic doctors often prescribe them to their patients as preferable to modern medicine.

Many Chinese herbal remedies are formed as a combination of herbs found throughout time to work synergistically.  For this reason, it is best to purchase a combination from your natural health store or visit a reputable naturopathic physician who specializes in Chinese medicine.  Dosages can be tricky and it is important to stick to the recommended amounts.

Chinese medicine provides remedies for anything from hair loss, to infertility, to acne.  For example, for frequent urination a dose of Sang Piao Qiao, or "Praying Mantis," is often prescribed.  Chinese herbs can be purchased in pill, tea, or drop form—allowing you to choose what you can most easily take.  Some of the teas are not pleasant tasting, so if you have sensitive taste buds, pills would be the wise choice.

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