The basis of herbs in Chinese medicine is the effects they cause when combining them together.
One herb alone acts differently but when used with other herbs, different effects are created.
In herbology, we go in-depth with learning and understanding the responsibilities of each herb in a formula. For example, each herbal formulation has a chief of herbs in a formula, which comes with the largest dose.
Then there are deputy herb(s) that play two roles: reinforcing the chief and treating other symptoms that are also present.
The assistant herbs have three responsibilities:
reinforcing the effect of the chief herb or treating the secondary symptoms
counteracting any possible adverse effects of the chief and deputy herbs
completely have the opposite effect to create a balance
The synergy of these herbs with the main herbs are what create the yin/yang balance we always aim for.
The last herb envoy, the driver, has two main roles, which takes the whole formulation where it is intended in the body and also creates a common ground.
This herb usually has the goal of treatment in its nature. This is a staple in TCM foundations because of the herbs’ ability to heal from the inside out.
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An acupuncture session is a deep internal nervous system workout that is unmatched by any other method out there. The reaction to the foreign needles boosts a positive shock in the body, making the nervous system shift from fight/flight to more of a process mode like a seesaw.
Withcupping, we move internal blood up and out of the body. The process of moving blood helps remind the body to scan itself and naturally detoxify, eliminate and reprocess.
There is also a traditional therapy called moxibustion.
Mugwort is lit and heated then used externally around the navel and areas of pain to boost blood flow around areas that need healing.
This therapy assists by resetting the nervous system. We give the body an internal work out that aids in optimum organ and blood function.
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