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Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in Victoria, British Columbia


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Here at Pure Body Health Online, we offer traditional Chinese herbal medicine in Victoria, BC done right; our hand-picked team of professionals hold a deep respect for it and what it can do for myriad conditions.

New to traditional herbal Chinese medicine? We’re detailing why we are proud to offer it… and which symptoms it is the most suitable for!

What is Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine?

Defined as a blend of acupuncture, tai chi, and herbal methods, traditional Chinese medicine has been perfected over thousands of years and is considered a fundamental therapy for many chronic and acute conditions. Today’s focus lands on the herbal portion of this field.

Curated to balance the body and bolster one’s resistance to infection, traditional Chinese herbal therapy, similarly to acupuncture, addresses unhealthy patterns within the body before they manifest as symptoms.

What symptoms does it specifically target?

  1. Cold and flu
  2. Chronic tiredness
  3. Breathing irregularities
  4. Irregular menstrual cycles that are linked to infertility
  5. Mood swings
  6. Digestive concerns
  7. Low energy, such as after chemotherapy

How Exactly Does Chinese Herbal Medicine Work?

Utilized as mainly a preventative treatment, Chinese herbs are compounded together into a formula that is customized to a client’s diagnosis and current condition. Said formula continues to evolve with each treatment, with different herbs being periodically removed and added over time to best target the client’s needs as their condition changes.

The herbs that are most commonly used are:

  1. Ginger, for better digestion and nausea relief
  2. Kudzu, which targets a variety of symptoms (such as, but not limited to, symptoms linked to diabetes, the common cold, and menopause)
  3. Dong quai, to alleviate symptoms linked to constipation and anemia
  4. Astragalus, for its anti-inflammatory impact
  5. Licorice, due to its high levels of antioxidants and antimicrobial effect
  6. Lycium, to target dizziness, abdominal pain, and vision concerns
  7. Schizandra, to help normalize blood sugar and blood pressure levels

In fact, Chinese herbal medicine is frequently used when: traditional medical options have failed; one is looking to counteract the side-effects of prescription medications; and/or when one has multiple symptoms that are difficult to diagnose.

Looking to Learn More About What Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Can Do For You?

Whether it be via our Chinese Herbal Therapy (divided into a consult, 45-minute session, and 30-minute follow-up) or simply by contacting a member of the Pure Body Health Online team, we are always happy to impart more about what traditional Chinese herbal medicine can do for your unique symptoms or situation. Reach out today!

Pure Body Health Online

Published On: 01/26/2021

By Pure Body Health Online

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