CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Herbal Medicine has been used for centuries. Archaeological evidence indicates that the use of medicinal plants dates at least to the Paleolithic era, approximately 60,000 years ago.
Chinese Medicine recognizes the first traditional herbalist as Shénnóng, who is said to have lived around 2800 BC. He tasted hundreds of herbs and imparted his knowledge of medicinal and poisonous plants to farmers. His written literature is considered as the oldest book on Chinese herbal medicine. It classifies 365 species of roots, grass, woods, furs, animals and stones into three categories of herbal medicine.
There are roughly 13,000 medicinals used in China and over 100,000 medicinal recipes recorded in the ancient literature. Plant elements and extracts are by far the most common elements used. For many plants used as medicinals, detailed instructions have been handed down not only regarding the locations and areas where they grow best, but also regarding the best timing of planting and harvesting them.
Herbs help treat pain, sleep or mood disorders, assist with fertility, allergies, weight issues and more. For more information on treatment principles, please contact Dr. Wilde to start your treatment consultation today.