In general, herbs taken in decoction form have the strongest effect. In this method, the dried herb material is cooked for a period of time, usually about one hour, then strained and drunk as a tea. The disadvantage with this form of administration is the time it takes to cook and prepare the tea, and the relatively strong smell and taste. Herbs in concentrated granules are slightly less potent than decoctions when taken at the […]
Use the special spoon attached in your powder sachet to measure a certain amount of herbal powder. usually 3-4 spoons (6-8g). Put the powder in a cup and pour boiling water into the cup; then stir and drink it warm. If any residue remains at the bottom because of the sticky characteristic of a particular herb (usually a nourish type of herb), repeat the same process and drink it again, so that you don’t waste […]
Chinese herbs are appealing because of their low risk of side effects. The most common side effects are digestive upsets and gas/bloating depending on the body’s ability to digest the herbs. Taking the formula after a meal may alleviate these symptoms in most cases. Choosing herbal combinations based on your body and conditions is important to prevent the possibility of any negative side effects.
No. According to the code of conduct of Australian Chinese Medicine Practitioner, the herbal formula prescribed upon the current signs and symptoms of patient and it is a customised and individualised medication. The formula or the patient pill that fits your friends might not be suitable for you. Taking a wrong medication might cause severe unexpected side effect. Our experienced Chinese Medicine Practitioner will carefully check your signs and symptoms, grab the thorough medical record […]