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Chinese Medicine

Uses of Herbs in Chinese Medicine

Publish Date : 1/18/2005 4:40:00 AM   Source : Health Section ExpressNewsline.com

Traditional Chinese Medicine acknowledges the use of herbs. According to TCM any herb can aid or cure a complaint. More than 50,000 medicinal herbs are recorded in China, but only a small fraction is in use not more than 200 herbs.

Chinese medicine: An herbal approach to flu, colds

Traditional Chinese medicine has dealt with colds and flu for thousands of years. Over time, theories were developed to explain the origin and manifestation of various illnesses. These explanations were followed by strategies to combat the illnesses the Chinese were faced with using herbs, acupuncture, massage techniques and food therapy.