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A Chinese herbalist believes that sickness is caused by an underlying weakness in the functional makeup of a person. The herbs do not provide miracle cures; instead, they cleanse, calm, and restore weakened systems, allowing the body to heal itself.
Chinese herbalists do not treat diseases; the herbs they recommend encourage and maintain a balance of bodily functions that results in better health.
Every person is an outward expression of their body’s systematic functioning. The Chinese herbalist will observe an individual — their appearance as well as their behavior — gleaning clues to understanding what areas of that individual’s system are unbalanced or weakened (and leading to symptoms).
Once the underlying weakness or imbalance is understood, the herbalist will craft a prescription or recipe of herbs which is known to bring balance and help the body restore full healthy function. A specific recipe may contain as few as two types of herbs or more than twenty for a given ailment or condition.
Two people may come to a Chinese doctor with a common cold, and leave with a different herbal recipe to help them regain their wellness. Differences in their condition — perhaps the sound of their cough and the appearance of their skin — will call for a different recipe.
Hen Sen Herbs has prepared remedies for cleft palate, nervous conditions, obesity, stomach problems, the common cold and dozens of other ailments.
Herbs do not produce results overnight, and they work best when lifestyle habits are adopted to assist the body’s natural healing power. Thus, a recipe for herbal tea will be accompanied by diet and lifestyle recommendations. The herbs cannot be expected to work if a person is unwilling to change the situations that have caused imbalance in the first place.
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