Chinese Herbal Medicine
At the Mai Medical Health Centre we are dedicated to providing you with premium quality herbal medicine. Chinese Herbal Medicine is an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions including: cancer, gynecologic problems, menopause, pain, heart attack & stroke, migraines, obesity and weight loss, fertility, emotional and physical stress, maintain/improve energy, clear toxin and detox, etc.
Herbal medicine prescription plays an important role in weight loss. The combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture with a stimulation machine (Electrotherapeutic Machine) is an extremely effective method for weight loss treatment. Our patients have lost from 15 lbs to 50 lbs, feel great and look amazing.
We only use certified natural herbs that are approved by Health Canada and easily administered. All our herbs are guaranteed to be free of heavy metal contaminations (typical with lower quality products). Herbs are provided as granular powdered herbs; this includes powdered herbs with a group of single herbs or formula herbs. There are no negative side effects; all prescriptions are based the patient’s unique needs and are handled by our resident practitioner Mai Pham, a TCM expert with over 10 years of experience in Herbal Medicine.
History of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine is one of the four pillars of the Chinese healthcare theory which also includes Acupuncture, Tuina (acupressure massage), and Qigong (therapeutic breathing exercises). For over 2000 years, Chinese herbal medicine has helped improve the health and vitality of millions of individuals. Since that time, herbal medicine has been a major part of the Chinese healthcare system and to this day it has maintained its relevancy. It is typically used and prescribed in hospitals and private clinics alongside western medicine.
Due to its’ long history of effectiveness, Chinese herbal medicine has had a profound influence on medical theory and practice throughout the Asia. In addition to its’s popularity in China, it’s practiced in many countries such as Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Taiwan. In the western countries, herbal medicine has also experienced rapid adoption in recent years with growing popularity in North America, Australia, and Europe.
Benefits of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Scientific research and studies continue to confirm that traditional theories of herbal medicine do in fact coincide with the known therapeutic effects of the substances in the plant. However, plant remedies are preferable to common pharmaceutical drugs because they contain more complex substances and are more balanced compared to drugs that are made of a single ingredient. The herbs in their natural state eaten as food, are far less likely than drugs to cause side effects. In addition to treating symptoms, Chinese herbal medicine aims to free the internal imbalances and help the patient’s body reach a healthy equilibrium by encouraging natural healing and homeostasis.
Chinese herbal medicine is based on the philosophies of Yin-Yang, Qi and various other pathways through which the essential balance of vitality may be diminished or blocked. Chinese herbal medicine has a strong emphasis on the health of mind, body and spirit; it is prescribed by the careful study of patterns in symptoms. Remedies are aimed to treat the imbalances in the entirety of the body as well as the specific health concerns. Chinese Herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine are fundamentally based on the philosophy that the ideal state of well-being is more than just being free of disease; the ideal remedy ensures the prevention of future illness, encourages the maintenance of health, and therefore maximizes the life-force, vitality and happiness of an individual.
Conditions treated with Herbal medicine: same as the TCM introduction Page. (Click here)