Why Chinese Herbal Medicine?

With origins that can be traced back over 5,000 years, Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the oldest medical systems in the world! About 2,000 years ago, the legendary physician Zhang-Zhong-Jing, wrote the Shang Han Lun, a medical textbook that revolutionized ancient medicine and has saved millions of lives since then. Dr. Zhang’s brilliant cures are so effective that they are still prescribed by Traditional Chinese Physicians today.

Over the last 2,000 years, Traditional Chinese medical knowledge has been refined by great physicians and schools of medicine in every century. When treatments work wonders, they are recorded for all posterity, only falling out of fashion when something clearly more effective is discovered. Therefore, prescriptions at Azamra may have a history over 1,000 years old. These cures remain popular today because of their consistent results and lack of side effects.

Chinese Medical Practitioners use a materia medica of over 400 herbal substances. Each herb causes a different effect to the human body. Some bring down high fevers, while others warm chilled limbs. Some dry excess phlegm while other moisten parched organs. Still more bind the intestines, while others open them to cure constipation.

A single herb is not enough, however, for modern complex diseases. Therefore, these herbal materials are combined in any one of thousands of time-tested formulas that may include anything from 2 to 25 herbal substances at various dosages. The herbs interact with each other to produce subtle and powerful effects far stronger than any single herb could do.

Prescription of Chinese Herbal Medicine requires extensive training. Ten patients may enter the clinic with the common cold and receive ten different formulas. This is because Traditional Chinese Physicians are trained to recognize subtle differences between similar conditions that make a big difference in treatment. Each formula is tailor-made to fit the patient based on their unique symptoms, body type, and emotional state. Your Chinese Herbal Prescription will be as unique as you are.

Modern Scientific Research is underway to prove the effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine known by experience for thousands of years. Powerful antibacterial, expectorant, and antitussive compounds have been isolated in common Chinese Herbs that explain their curative ability. Perhaps this is why the Cleveland Clinic, rated the second best hospital in the United States in 2017, created a department of Chinese Herbal Therapy in 2014.

At Azamra, your herbal prescription can come in different forms. It may be a pill, a powder, raw herbs to be made into tea, or a pre-made tea in vacuum-sealed containers. Our Herbs are rigorously tested for pesticides, heavy metals, and any other form of contamination to ensure highest quality and safety. For more information about our herb quality, or Chinese Herbal Medicine in general, please see the following links.

Explanation of Herb Safety Testing
Cleveland Clinic Chinese Herbal Fact Sheet
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