Herbal medicine

Chinese herbal medicine Torquay 

Chinese herbal medicine is the use of plants, minerals and animal products as medicine. Various aspects of a plant are utilised. This including roots, stems, leaves and flowers.

The use of animal products is not essential to Chinese medicine and Ford wellness group does not condone the use of unsustainable or endangered species in Chinese medicine. Vegetarians and vegans are happily accommodated at the clinic. 

Traditional herbal formulas use a combination of raw herbs. The herbs within a formula are selected to work holistically and synergistically. The properties and nature of each herb have been studied for hundreds of years and form a materica medica. A herbs functions are considered in each formula and are used to balance an individuals pattern of disharmony.

A Chinese Herbal formula may contain as many as twenty different herbs or as few as four.

Granule herbal medicine

We use premium quality, concentrated herbs in the clinic. We source our granules through KPC, Spring Wind and Empirical Health.  Our herbs have been processed using the highest quality of select natural raw ingredient and then refined using modern processes. Granulated herbs are prepared by mixing the powdered herb with hot water and then taking the liquid as a warm tea.

Patent herbal medicine

Patent formulas are a convenient pre-prepared medicine for easy administration. These formulas are presented as small pills or capsules and taken with water.

Liquid extracts

Liquid extracts are popular in Europe and provide high concentrations of active ingredients. 

External herbal medicine

Herbal remedied are applied externally for skin irritation and muscular trauma. 

Chinese herbal medicine Torquay with AHPRA registered Chinese herbalist Shura Ford.

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