The use of herbal supplements has increased dramatically over the past 30 years. Public dissatisfaction with the rising costs of prescription medications, combined with an interest in returning to natural remedies, has led to an increase in herbal medicine use.
- Chinese herbal medicine is a major aspect of traditional Chinese medicine, which focuses on restoring a balance of energy, body, and spirit to maintain health rather than treating a particular disease or medical condition.
- Chinese herbal medicine works through the physiological action of the herbs, and pays special attention to the powers unleashed through combinations of herbs.
- Herbal formulas may contain 4 to 12 different ingredients, to be taken in the form of teas, powders, pills, tinctures, or syrups.
- The biggest difference between Western pharmacology and Chinese herbal formulas is that the Chinese formula is made specifically for an individual and the components can be often adjusted for the benefit of the patient.
Auricular acupuncture is one of the widely used Microsystems of acupuncture . The acupuncture points found in the outer ear correspond to internal organs, joints, and central nervous systems. It use ears to treat conditions that are present anywhere in the body. Auricular acupuncture can be used as primary treatment method for some conditions like insomnia, anxiety, pain and hormonal imbalance or in conjunction with other acupuncture modalities.