Chinese herbal treatments have been in use since ancient times. These treatments are based on the analysis of the body mechanism which is based on the principles of Daoism. The treatment of various illnesses is based on the diagnosis and the symptoms. The treatment of an illness using Chinese herbs acts on the body internally. Along with herbal treatments, several other remedial measures, such as acupuncture, qigong exercise, and lifestyle management may also be prescribed as part of the treatment process.
Chinese herb therapy has gained a significant amount of interest recently, simply because of the absence of side-effects from the treatments. This is because, the treatments are taken in a whole food form. This way, the drugs are not reduced to their chemical fundamentals (as is the case in Western medicine).
Sometimes, herbal treatment may produce effects which may seem like side effects. However, what is really happening is that the body is detoxifying, and the symptoms worsen before they completely disappear.
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