The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and (s)he that is wise will not abor them. - Ecclesiasticus 34.4 (Apocrypha)
Chinese Herbal Medicine like it's counterpart Acupuncture has been practiced for over 5,000 years and can be very effective for a plethora of conditions that are too numerous to list! The art of combining herbs is choosing the right herbs for the individual based on a comprehensive diagnosis. Herbs can be taken raw as a decoction which is like a tea, granules - which are a powdered, decocotion and can be taken directly by mouth or mixed with water to make a tea, as a tincture, pills, ointments, or as a wash.