Chinese herbal therapy is as ancient a practice as acupuncture. Thousands of substances (plants, minerals etc.) are available to herbalists.
Each herb has its own taste and nature. It produces specific effects on different parts of the body. These individual herbs are then combined into formulas. The combined herbs produce results that individual herbs will not.
Herbal therapy is based on the same theory as acupuncture. Its purpose is to harmonize our body functions and correct imbalances.
Since pollution is a problem in many areas, some herbs may be contaminated with toxins. I monitor FDA reports and am very careful in choosing herbs.
Herbal therapy is supplemented by dietary recommendations.