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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Herbal Supplements

Traditional Chinese medicine is a collective name used to refer to a number of different ways of treating diseases including acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage therapy, and exercise. Some of these practices date back more than two thousand years.

Traditional Chinese medicine is often used as a form of complementary, primary medicine. In other words, it is used as the first line of defense against sickness and disease. Many of the traditional Chinese medical approaches are based on energy medicine and the balancing of energy. Chinese medicine divides energy into Yang and Yin, or Male and Female, energy. When a person gets sick, it is often believed that by balancing the energy the person can be brought back into balance and thereby healed.

There are literally thousands of herbs that are used by the Chinese for their potential health benefits, from healthy hair, to the treatment of more serious conditions.

Generally, if you want to make use of traditional Chinese medicine in your approach to the treatment or prevention of disease, then you would need to seek out the help of a traditional Chinese medical practitioner, although there are some herbs that may be used without help.