Chinese Herbal Therapy
Based on historical records, the earliest herbalist is the legendary red emperor Shennong, who is still revered as the king of medicines in the temple of medicine. His creation is “Sheng Nong’s Herbal Classic” (500-200 B.C.), which classifies 365 herbs. Later, Li Shizhen classified herbs, minerals and animal products in his “Compendium of Materia Medica” in 1597.
The origin of traditional Chinese medicine can be traced back thousands of years ago, and it is still applicable today. The traditional Chinese medicine can explain and treat new clinical diseases in modern society. The success of medical treatment basically depends on two points: First, the therapist correctly diagnoses and finds a suitable treatment plan; second, it depends on the quality of the herbs used.
There are many forms of taking herbal medicines: such as tea, tablets, capsules, granules or liquids.