The primary goal of traditional Chinese medicine is to create inner harmony by helping the body’s qi, or energy force, flow unimpeded. This qi consists of five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal, water. When balanced, these elements promote health. A qi imbalance in the body can lead to lethargy, muscle pain, high stress levels, and a tendency to catch the flu easily.
A holistic traditional Chinese medicine healing plan typically involves herbal therapy, acupuncture, dietary changes, and lifestyle shifts. These eight herbs and ingredients are the ones TCM practitioners rely on to bring balance to the body, support the immune system, and promote overall health. It is important to note that while these herbs have been use traditionally for many generations, there is limited clinical research to prove their effectiveness and you should always consult with a physician if you're feeling unwell before starting on a herbal regimen.