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How many kinds of herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine ?
Different Chinese Medicine books written n different dynasty records different number of herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. From the "Shennong Herbal Cabinets", 365 herbs were recorded for medical purpose for healing people, this books is written in the Donghan Dynasty, in the year of 0025 to the year of 0220.
Herbal Pharmacy dispatch 3000 Kg, which are more than 6000 pounds each day in one herbal pharmacy, herbalist prescribe the herbal formulas and pharmacist prepare the herbal medicine for patients
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How many kinds of herbs we use in modern Traditional Chinese Medicine for infertility?
For the past 50 years, numerous modern research based on modern pharmaceutical lab works, clinical and experimental trails funded hugely by the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration, total of 2165 kinds of herbs are recorded for medical herbs which is published in the 8th edition of pharmacopeia published in 2009.
Chinese State Food and Drug administration have two guideline to help identify the safety and medicine value regarding herbal medicine. One type of category is called "Food Herbs" which means it can sell as food or sell in drug stores, some kind is known the the west, such as Ginger, Licorice, Mints, Dates, honey, papaya, roseberry, wolf berry, tangerine skin, lemon skin, crysthanamum flower, baby cinnamon bars etc. These plants have medical value and must used correct in order to offer benefits, they can cause issues if they are not for wrong indication. Most of these plants are widely sold in the US at organic food stores. But, Chinese have a long list of such kinds of plants which are not available in US food stores and we have all of them in our clinic. In general, we use this kinds of plants, including berries, roots, grains, beans, yams, leaves, flowers, seeds, dried fruit skins that have health benefits if use them by combinations according ancient formula and traditions.
Most of the herbs in our clinic are these kinds to boost fertility power. We limited our herbs for the highest safety and function, we carefully select 95 herbs to our patients, which we have great results for boosting power and keep safety as the top priority. Keep in mind, pick different kinds of herbs and create a new formula, these herbs will establish lots of different kinds of mixtures depends on the selection of the different herbs. Any adjust of any of the herb in a 10 herbs formula, will change the meaning and function of the formula, it will not only taste different, but also works differently.
Are these herbs help? Sure they do. I'm a strong believer since I was little, at the old times, I visit my grandmother in the farms, whenever grandmother think her chicken didn't produce enough eggs, she and I will throw a mixture of different kinds of grains, beans and herbs, then within two or three weeks, we harvest more eggs in our baskets. When I went to medical School, I observed same phenomenon, special herbs can balance people's hormones, uterus linings and increase quantity and quality of women's eggs. Lots of clinical and experimental trail studies had confirmed the healthy benefits of herbal medicine for promoting and strengthening women's reproductive system and male's reproductive system.
Herbal formula for one day's supply, it is safe, so one day's supply can ranging from 3 ounces to 10 ounces, this is how Chinese people brew the herbal decoction teas for healing
What's the difference between Western Herbs and Chinese herbal medicine?
Herbs grow under different climate and soil, will have different function, besides this, Traditional Chinese Medicine are more formula oriented, to the contrast, western world more understand herbs by it's individual functions. Through about the history, Chinese Medicine mainly prescribed by formulas which compose normally ranging from 4 to 15 herbs. Chinese medicine believe herbal combination offer assistant system to build strong power for the healing. Chinese herbal medicine normally prescribed based on the goal of the formula's mission, it is always designed by the principle of classical theory. Because health and illness are dynamic changing, so the formula has to cope with current condition of the body. Different combination of formulas, create very special functions which single herb can not achieve.
Chinese herbal medicine are classified into different function categories, labeled with different characteristics and are used for team work style action strategies. There are a few hundred of herbs, and by selecting 10 or 12 herbs from them to mix together, it will create numerous formulas and this will affect the body in numerous ways. And Chinese Medicine use its principles to guide the formula, and it turns out great results.
Except western herbalist's choice of single herb, Chinese Medicine believe the power of combination, the art and secret are how the herbs are organized to perform team work functions. Chinese figure these out through many generation's practice and profound collection of historical literatures and various and numerous medical records in the past.
A sample formula with two day's supply
A hand written herbal formula
In the book written by Dr. Shizhen Li in Ming Dynasty, around 1517 DC, Dr Shizhen Li recorded 1891 kinds of herbs for all kinds of illness. In Qing Dynasty, which was around 1764 DC, Dr. Xuemin Zhao's book "Herbal Listings and Collections" expended to 2608 kinds of herbs. In the year of 1977, "Chinese Dictionary of Herbal Medicine" collected total of 5766 kinds of herbs for medical purpose. There are many kinds of Chinese Medicine books record different due to different region and climate, this just give us an idea that the Chinese explore and seeks different remedies through many generations through out the years. The wisdom of traditional Chinese Medicine is historical teams work of Chinese ancestors. This tell us that, in order to learn and practice Traditional Chinese Medicine, the ability to read Chinese ancient books is very very important. Ancient literatures and resources guide the modern practice magically. Being able to access the old traditions help our practitioner gain access to the root and origin of the healing.
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