At Chinese medicine schools in the US, most students are taught both acupuncture and Chinese herbalism. Eric Grey decided to focus on herbalism while in school and after graduation because of his great love for plants and desire to treat chronic internal conditions best addressed herbally. Chinese herbs are relatively inexpensive, safe, and Chinese herbalism is a highly advanced system of medicine that can be used to treat a huge variety of conditions.
The word “herb” in English tends to be used to refer only to plants and plant parts. In Chinese medicine, however, the word “herb” may refer to a plant, mineral or even animal part that is used as a medicinal. That said, 90+% of all Chinese herbs commonly used are plant parts of one type or another. Only a small minority are of animal origin – and none used by reputable licensed practitioners in the US are endangered or threatened, ecologically.
written by Eric Grey Classical Chinese herbalism was, for a very long time, a primary way that the Chinese treated disease and maintained wellness. Because of this, the discipline has […]
Classical herbalists like Eric Grey creation a specialized mix of herbs to suit the diagnostic information from pulse and tongue, the intake interview, consideration of any medications or supplements you’re taking, and your goals for treatment.
Most people who live in the United States grow up learning things through a “biomedical” framework. This framework is based on particular ways of looking at anatomy, physiology and pathology. Chinese medicine does not share the same roots. It has unique ways of understanding the body and world.
Important information about Chinese herbs
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