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Chinese Medical Halls Herbal Medicines

7/28/2015 9:22:15 AM | by Carl Rio Ho

Chinese Medical Halls

Chinese medical halls are traditional places where people sell traditional Chinese medicine which is a range medicinal practice in china for more than 2000 years and it includes herbal medicine, massage, acupuncture, exercise and dietary therapy.

As years passed by Chinese medical halls are becoming more modernized in providing herbal and Chinese traditional medicine to different consumers. Chinese medical vicinities have different practitioners that use formulation for synergistic and balanced effect.

There are many Chinese medicinal formulations which are prepared in different ways, these include:
• Chinese herbal decoctions – known as the most traditional way in preparing Chinese medicine in China. It is done by long preparation to make tea that has distinctive aroma and taste.
• Herbal powders – one of the most convenient ways in preparing Chinese medicine. It can be mixed with hot water for tea and is not as pungent as the traditional decoctions.
• Chinese patent formula – a medicine in the form of tablet or pill and is widely used outside china.
• Syrups – suitable for sore throat and coughs. This is ideal for preparing medicine for children.
• Liniment – commonly used in external applications. This Chinese medicine is usually in the form of plasters, compresses and salves.

Chinese medicine halls are popularly known when it comes to Chinese herbs which are good source of natural medicinal care in various illnesses and diseases. Here are the common Chinese herbs which are widely used and guarantee great and quick result in curing.

Commonly used Chinese herbs
• Astragalus (huangqi) – an astragalus long tap roots which is superior in curing immune system deficiencies, autoimmunity and allergies and also ideal in digestive functions and treating skin disorder such as burns and carbuncles. This Astragalus is ideal for patients who have leukemia to avoid and treat white blood cells deficiency; it can be used in the form of liquid extract or in a mixture form accompanied by other herbal herbs.
• Atractylodes (baizhu) – ideal for treating moisture accumulation in the body and digestive disorders. This herb is used for aiding moisture from digestive system going to the blood for reducing the possibility of bloating, diarrhea and gas. It is commonly prescribed in tonic prescription.
• Bupleurum (chaihu) – best in curing skin ailments, liver diseases, menopausal syndrome, arthritis, stress induced ulcer, nephritis, withdrawal from corticosteroid use and mental disorders. Bupleurum is rich in saponins which is helpful in reducing inflammation and regulates hormonal levels.
• Cinnamon (guizhi and rougi) – stimulates the body that invigorate circulation and harmonize the energy of the body. Cinnamon herb is typically prepared as warm tea with other herbs and can be also be in the form of tablet and pill.
• Ginger (jiang) – a type of herb that has distinctive spicy taste. It is suitable for common coughs and cold, digestion, ventilating the lungs, neutralizing poison to the food and promotes proper distribution of nutrients to the limbs.
• Ginseng (renshen) – ginseng is recognized as life preserver and disease preventive. Ginseng is good in nourishing the viscera, calming the spirit and helps the person to have wisdom. In medicinal application, ginseng is suitable for regulating blood sugars, normalizing blood pressure, enhancing immune functions and treats resisting fatigue. It can be served as tea or in the form of pills or tablets.

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