Chinese Herbal Medicine

Raw Herbs, Powdered Herbs, Patent-Pills and Teas

Chinese Herbs, TCM Total Wellness CentreThe practitioners at Total Wellness Centre often prescribe Chinese herbal medicine to our patients. The herbs are often prescribed in their raw form and must be cooked. In addition, concentrated powdered herbs are available. Some of the herbs have a slightly bitter flavour, but as the amount ingested is quite small, most patients tolerate them quite well. By closely adhering to the recommended herbal dosages, a patient can greatly augment or enhance their course of treatment. Please read the cooking instructions for further detail.

Raw HerbsWe do not store Chinese herbal products onsite. Each prescription is unique for each patient and must be prepared only after careful consultation with each patient. In addition, to ensure freshness and to reduce odour (large quantities of herbs can be pungent), we only have the day's herbs onsite.

The safety of our Chinese herbs is paramount. How do we ensure herb safety?

Interested in how a Chinese practitioner determines what herbs to include in your prescription?

Chinese Herbs can be taken by all age groups from young babies to the elderly, though you must notify your practitioner if you are also taking other medicines, suffer from allergies, other conditions or are pregnant as this may effect your treatment and prescription.

Total Wellness Centre has located an herbal reference guide of most commonly prescribed herbs.

For more information about Chinese herbal remedies, please feel free to contact us.

History of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine has great antiquity, with therapeutic roots extending back to Zhou Dynasty, late Bronze / early Iron Age at about 2500 to 3000 years ago.

What is TCM?
The term "Chinese Medicine" refers to a number of practices, especially acupuncture and herbal formulas and their theoretical basis. Chinese Medicine also includes Tuina/RMT massage therapy, diet counselling and modification, and lifestyle counselling.
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