Herbal remedies make up an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Western drugs typically control symptoms but don’t alter the disease process. For example, antibiotics rid the system of bacteria but don’t improve one’s resistance to infection or a diuretic may eliminate excess fluid from the body but doesn’t actually strengthen the kidney function. Chinese herbs treat the underlying condition as defined by traditional (energetic) diagnosis. There are herbs to nourish the Qi. Others nourish the blood or strengthen organ systems. Still others decongest or even cleanse undesirable energies. Chinese herbs are usually combined in formulas to enhance their individual properties and actions.
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