In Chinese herbal “Hua laksiam” ( ฮั้วลักเซียม which is the term in Thai) medicine, healing is not thought of but balance, as the body seeks self-healing. For this, we need to de-stagnate some still energies. The most important thing is to supply what the body needs at that moment.
All of this can be seen in a Chinese, pulse, and language diagnosis or the Japanese diagnosis of Hara. If you provide what the organism needs, the person is in his best state, with a clear mind, cheerful and energetic. Out of this state is the imbalance because health is wellbeing.
For this reason, most herbal medicines are preventive. The idea is not to let the body get sick. Chinese herbal medicine is like alchemy; to make a formula, you need to know the energetic, healing, and synergistic capabilities of herbs, the interaction of one plant with the others.
Herbal medicine means treatment with vegetables, plants, herbs. That is the use of medicinal plants for therapeutic purposes.
In ancient China, herbal medicine developed from empirical observations, accumulated experiences and has been used to treat diseases since the beginning of Chinese history.
More than five thousand years ago, since the three emperors (2852-2597 BC) and the five kings (2597 – 2255 BC), there were popular herbs. Records of 280 herbal formulas from the book Dien Su (1100 – 168 BC) and the treatise HUAN TI NEI JING (770 BC) describes the theory of herbs with the four properties and five flavors, are some historical indicators. Over the years, more elaborate formulas have been prescribed, in addition to isolated herbs, for the treatment of more complex syndromes.
Recommendation: Based on traditional Chinese medicine theories, Chinese herbal medicine addresses functional imbalances – draining excess and toning deficiencies. For example, we can use cold herbs to drain the Heat and Fire, use hot herbs to expel the Cold, use herbs to tone deficiencies of Yin, Yang, Xue, or Jing.
Contraindication: There are almost none, except for a few cases. It is essential to know about TCM to use Chinese herbal medicine.
Benefits: Today, it is widespread, including in the leading countries of the West; there is a worldwide trend of rapprochement with nature to achieve a better quality of life, addressing the cause of the imbalance, according to the TCM. Hua Loxium Kidney Disease (ฮั้วลักเซียมโรคไต which is the term in Thai) is capable of treating complex pathologies that are difficult to solve. A good example is in treating menopausal symptoms, especially in cases where there is a contraindication to hormone therapy.