Chinese herbal medicine is a major aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Herbs are used with the goal of restoring balance by nourishing the body. Chinese herbal medicine uses a variety of herbs, in different combinations. Herbal preparations can prevent and treat hormonal disturbances, infections, breathing disorders and a vast number of other ailments and diseases.
Before choosing a mixture of herbs for a patient, the traditional Chinese practitioner will typically ask about symptoms and examine the patient, often focusing on the skin, hair, tongue, eyes, pulses and voice, in order to detect imbalances in the body.
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