What is Chinese Herbology?
Chinese Herbology is the art of combining various herbs to create a healing "cocktail." Combinations of herbs are specifically chosen to treat the patient and the illness. The ingredients of the herbal formula are altered as time goes on and as the illness improves.
The history of Chinese Herbal Medicine goes back to 3500 BC, where Chinese shamans used medicinal herbs for their tribes. Around 2000 years ago the Chinese began recording the therapeutic uses of these medicinal herbs. Today about 1/3 of the current herbal formula standard text is derived from herbal formulas created 1700 years ago. Currently, Chinese herbal formulas are used around the world to treat many kinds of disease.
The following is a list of some of the illnesses treated with herbal medicine.