Herbal Medicine met Chinese herbs
The Chinese herbal specialist will compose a Chinese herbal formula based on the diagnosis, specially tailored to your personal health situation. This Chinese herbal formula is prepared for you in our own herbal department and an infusion must be extracted from these dried herbs. During your first consultation, the preparation of these herbs will always be explained to you, and you will receive a package leaflet. Chinese herbs also come in tablet or granulate form. Sometimes the herbalist will prescribe this, depending on the severity of the complaint and the patient’s preference. In general, dried herbs are usually prescribed, as a certain combination of herbs, is more tailored for an individual.
Treatment with Chinese herbs
Under Dutch law, Chinese herbs may not be put to use as medicine. This is because Chinese herbal blends are almost always tailored, a unique composition for a person with certain complaints. It is therefore not possible to conduct scientific research on this according to current standards, which is required for medicines. The prescriptions for these herbs all comply with the regulations of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority and are therefore safe to take.
This treatment is given by highly trained Chinese herbalists from China. They are always associated with one of the many TCM hospitals in China. Our centre usually has a TCM specialist in internal medicine, dermatology, gynecology and oncology.
For which complaints?
The Chinese herbal blends are traditionally often used to support the treatment of the following complaints:
Cold, emphysema, hyperventilation, bronchitis, asthma, hay fever, allergic rhinitis.
Gastritis, stomach ulcer, stomach and intestinal complaints, enteritis (inflammation of the intestines), constipation, hepatitis, inflammation of the gallbladder, gallstones, ulcerative colitis: Crohn’s disease.
Heart and vascular disease
High blood pressure, arrhythmia, hyperlipaemia.
Acute and chronic nephritis, infection or stones in the urinary tract, prostatitis.
Diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism.
Insomnia, neurosis, depression, epilepsy, intercostal neuralgia, stress / exhaustion, phobias.
Infertility, irregular and painful menstruation, dyspareunia, endometriosis, menopausal symptoms, pre-menstrual syndrome, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, female infertility, imminent or habitual miscarriage and inflammation of the reproductive organs.
Skin problems and skin disorders
For skin diseases, herbs are prescribed for both internal and external use.
Acne, urticaria, vitiligo, chloasma, herpes zoster, alopecia areata, psoriasis, eczema, etc.
Gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis
Treatment with Chinese herbs is often used for certain functional complaints related to a disruption of the hormone system, such as: impotence, infertility, irregular and painful menstruation, dyspareunia, endometriosis, menopausal complaints, pre-menstrual syndrome, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, infertility in women, possible or frequent miscarriages and inflammation of the reproductive organs. Since Chinese herbs do not use hormone products, there are virtually no side effects.
Skin problems and skin disorders
For skin problems, herbs are prescribed for both internal and external use.
Acne, urticaria, vitiligo, chloasma, herpes zoster, alopecia areata, psoriasis, eczema.
Especially for persistent complaints related to the immune system, allergic or emotional factors, such as eczema, neurodermatitis and psoriasis, the herbal treatment not only relieves the complaints, but also consolidates the result by simultaneously improving the general physical condition.
For patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy treatment for cancer, treatment with Chinese herbs can ensure that the side effects are kept to a minimum. In addition, the results in the treatment of different types of tumors are based on strengthening the immune system of the patient.