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Chinese Herbal Formulae

Chinese Herbal therapy is important in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been used for centuries in China, where herbs are considered a fundamental therapy for many acute and chronic conditions. Like acupuncture, Chinese herbs can address unhealthy body patterns that manifest in a variety of symptoms. The aim of Chinese herbal therapy is to help you restore balance in your body and to strengthen your body’s resistance to disease. About 7000 species of plants are used in traditional Chinese medicine. The form of herbs includes decoctions, granules, powders, pills, tablets, tinctures, patches, jelly, poultices or ointments.

We offer an online consultation for the following health issues:

  • Balance hormones (FSH, AMH and TSH)
  • Decrease cold/flu symptoms
  • Decrease allergy symptoms
  • Decrease headaches and migraines
  • Decrease hyperhidrosis
  • Decrease menopausal symptoms
  • Decrease pain (endometriosis and dysmenorrhea)
  • Improve breathing
  • Improve digestion (Celiac disease, IBS)
  • Improve diminished ovarian reserve (DOR)  
  • Improve hypothyroidism
  • Improve sleep
  • Increase energy
  • Lose belly fat
  • Raise pregnancy rates of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) 
  • Reduce allergies
  • Reduce eczema symptoms
  • Reduce fatty liver
  • Reduce polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and fibroids
  • Reduce premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Reduce stress 
  • Regulate menstrual cycles (amenorrhoea)
  • Restore fertility (poor egg and sperm quality)
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Balance hormones (FSH, AMH and TSH)
  • Decrease cold/flu symptoms
  • Decrease allergy symptoms
  • Decrease headaches and migraines
  • Decrease hyperhidrosis
  • Decrease menopausal symptoms
  • Decrease pain (endometriosis and dysmenorrhea)
  • Improve breathing
  • Improve digestion (Celiac disease, IBS)
  • Improve diminished ovarian reserve (DOR)  
  • Improve hypothyroidism
  • Improve sleep
  • Increase energy
  • Lose belly fat
  • Raise pregnancy rates of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) 
  • Reduce allergies
  • Reduce eczema symptoms
  • Reduce fatty liver
  • Reduce polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and fibroids
  • Reduce premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Reduce stress 
  • Regulate menstrual cycles (amenorrhoea)
  • Restore fertility (poor egg and sperm quality)
  • Strengthen your immune system

Tongue map and internal organs in TCM

Online Tongue Diagnosis

Tongue diagnosis is one of the essential methods of a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnosis. It is considered a pillar of diagnosis because it provides clearly visible clues to a patient’s pattern of disease. The tongue always shows the true condition of the patient based on the following elements. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the tongue body refers to the muscular tissue of the tongue; the tongue coating (fur) refers to a layer of “moss” over the tongue surface, which is produced by the stomach qi. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it was established that four parts of the tongue correspond to different internal organs.

  • The tip of the tongue reflects the heart and lungs
  • The middle part of the tongue represents the spleen and stomach
  • The root of the tongue corresponds the kidneys;
  • Both sides of the tongue constitute the liver and gall-bladder.

Tongue diagnosis is an important method in TCM to detect constitution like qi deficiency, yin deficiency, blood stasis, dampness, etc. In tongue diagnosis, observation of the surface of the tongue is mainly focused on the shape, fur, and body of the tongue. By inspecting these features, a TCM doctor can have an understanding of the patient’s qi and blood circulation, and whether organs are functioning normally. Observation of the tongue status starts with the visible abnormality which accordingly becomes the basis for pattern identification/syndrome differentiation.
During a tongue consultation, I typically do an analysis of the tongue that includes its size, shape, tension, color and coating to discover the underlying health issue.

TCM Dietary Therapy

Chinese dietary medicine is one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that maintains and restores an individual’s harmony with nature. Based on TCM theory, food items can be classified as Yin (cooling) and Yang (heating) – two energy properties. A balance of yin and yang foods is important for maintaining good health. Yin and yang are also complementary qualities that are essential to each other. Yin foods can be cool and thought to moisten your body while yang foods can be warm and drying. Foods that have a particular taste tend to have particular properties. For example, bitter foods tend to be drying and cold. On the other hand, salty foods tend to be warming and moistening. A balanced diet is one that includes all five tastes—spicy, sour, bitter, sweet, and salty.

The ratio of these tastes will vary according to individual needs and season of the year. The criteria for selecting food according to the body constitution is to restore the body’s yin and yang. In TCM, there are five different types of physical constitution: neutral, yin and cold, yang and hot, phlegm and dampness, and dry. What types of food are important for you and what types of food should be avoided according to your unique body constitution? Please book an online consultation to learn more.

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