Traditional Chinese medicine is a healing approach that originated in China many moons ago and is widely practiced today due to its vast benefits. Going back to ancient times, people used herbs for health benefits such as increasing energy, boosting the immune system, and regulating sleep. Today, thousands of people embrace this ancient wisdom and have brought its healing benefits into modern-day life.

Chinese medicine is based on the premise that all of the body’s organs mutually support one another and must remain in harmony to be healthy. When one or multiple organs fall into disharmony, ailments occur, and you begin to feel the symptoms. To be truly healthy, all of the organs should remain in a state of balance.

In the modern world, we face issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive issues, muscle aches and pains. These herbs treat the root cause of illness rather than just the symptoms.

Stress, Anxiety, Depression
For those who live a go-go-go lifestyle, Chinese herbs can calm the nervous system and reduce damage caused to the body by a constant state of stress.

Protecting your body from fatigue and ensuring a good night of rest are crucial to your body’s health and well-being since your organs recover during a state of rest. There are many herbs that are used not only to help you fall asleep but to help you stay asleep as well.

Muscle Aches and Pains
With a sedentary lifestyle of long commutes in a technology-based culture, our bodies often lack good posture for hours. The human body was not designed to sit for eight hours a day! Depending on where you feel muscle aches, pain and tightness, different herbs are used.

Digestive Issues
Our digestive system has become tired and taxed from processing genetically modified foods and the delicious yet highly caloric foods served up in restaurants. You will see changes in your body when this occurs. Issues such as fatigue, poor sleep and changes in the skin will begin to creep up.

Your practitioner may prescribe a traditional formula or create a custom-blend for you depending on your body’s needs. These formulas may be given as teas, capsules, tinctures, or powders.

By Dr. Nirali Patel