Chinese herbal therapy is the oldest and most primary therapeutic modality of Traditional Chinese internal medicine. The Chinese materia medica contains well over 6,000 medicinal substances and has a history of over 5,000 years. In contemporary TCM, approximately 250-300 herbs are commonly used today.
Unlike Western medicine, single herbs are rarely prescribed individually but are more often combined into formulas that can be adapted and modified for the specific needs of individuals. An herbal formula can contain anywhere from 2 to 30 herbs. Red Bamboo Medicine offers a number of different of herbal preparations from concentrated herbal powder extracts, patent pills, capsules or tablets as well as raw herb formulas.