Chinese Herbs that support vitality
Herbal Medicine has been used in China for more than five thousand years continuously to treat a wide range of ailments up to and including chronic diseases. Herbal Medicine is often used in conjunction with Acupuncture and to enhance treatment effectiveness. Over 3,200 different herbs and some 300 minerals and extracts are used, with hundreds of formula used. The unique characteristic of Chinese herbal medicine is the degree to which formulation is done.
In other forms of herbal medicine, especially western herbal medicine, herbs are often delivered singly or combined into very small formulas of herbs with the same function. In contrast, Chinese herbal medicine practitioners rarely prescribe a single herb to treat a condition, they create formulas instead. A formula usually contains from one to as many as twenty or more herbs and must be tailored to the individual patient. This underlines the reality that two people with the same western medical diagnosis may have completely different Chinese medical diagnoses and corresponding herbal formulas.
What can chinese herbal medicine do for you? In combination with other TCM modalities such as acupuncture, your treatment will be more comprehensive, yield better results and a better overall prognosis for recovery. As a professionally trained Herbal Medicine Practitioner (Bernadette also teaches Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine) Bernadette is committed to making sure you receive the herbal formula that is appropriate to your condition – and to do this she ensures she uses the best herbs available.
Please refer to Traditional Chinese Medicine for more details.
Bernadette Yu offers Chinese Herbal Medicine across Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Etobicoke, Burlington, Milton and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Bernadette Yu - Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist also provides Acupuncture Treatment, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Bioenergetic / Biomeridian Testing, Nutritional Counselling, and much more!