Chinese herbs are the foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 5000 years. The idea of living in harmony with nature and the environment forms the basis for the use of these herbs as the approach to health in traditional Chinese customs. These customs have been passed down from generation to generation and now represent one of the greatest gifts Chinese people have given to mankind. China’s isolation from the rest of the world represents their unique approach towards health and medicine, and now the use of Chinese herbs has gained rapid popularity through out the western world to those who are seeking healthy, natural, and balanced alternative remedies for all illnesses. When the two forces, yin and yang, are off balance within the body, health problems arise. The use of Chinese herbs promotes a healthy balance between these two forces to improve the overall well being of a person. These remedies consist of organic ingredients that are primarily of plant origin, and each ingredient has their own
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