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What can Chinese herbs do for you?

Chinese herbs are well known for their effectiveness in prevention and curing. Herbal decoctions are frequently used to strengthen the immune system naturally and cure with minor side effects. There are more than 1000 herbs commonly used in TCM and each individual combination has its own characteristics and effects.

As everyone’s constitution and symptoms are unique, herbal decoctions are always custom made in order to fully treat the patient’s condition and restore balance according to his deficiencies, excesses and stagnations.

The use of herbal medicine, whether for prevention or treatment, has been popular in Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 2000 years.

There are more than 1000 varieties of herbs available. Each of them has a specific effect on the body:

  • Tonifying Qi
  • Moving Qi
  • Removing Qi stagnation
  • Supporting Blood
  • Improving Blood circulation
  • Disperse Blood stagnation, etc.

Since each individual’s heath condition is specific, TCM doctors tailor a unique formula adapted to the patient’s symptoms and imbalances. In the past years, herbal medicine has grown in popularity as an alternative to Western medication in treating a vast array of symptoms naturally. Herbs may come from plants, animal parts, sea products or minerals and can have various forms such as pills, powder or syrup. However, to facilitate the intake of the herbal decoction prescribed to the patient, Body & Soul – Medical Clinics only supply herbal powders, which are easier to use and mix, more precise, and more accurate. Herbal medicine is a highly efficient treatment method with no or little side effects and no risk of dependence.

Doris Rathgeber
TCM Doctor & Founder of Body & Soul – Medical Clinics

With more than 20 years of experience as a TCM Doctor and internal medicine specialist, Doris treats a vast array of acute and chronic diseases by expertly combining Traditional Chinese Medicine with Western Medicine. She also hast extensive experience addressing women’s issues as well as infertility problems.