Chinese Herbal Medicine was developed as an integral part of Chinese Medicine and therefore very safe when prescribed correctly by a properly trained practitioner. When misused, they can have devastating outcomes. Here are some dangerous misconceptions:
- It has been used for centuries, therefore it must be safe: FALSE!
- It worked on my friend’s conditions, it should work on mine: FALSE!
- It is natural, therefore harmless and without side effects: FALSE!
Why pay doctors when I can buy it over-the-counter? It is crucial that one should not attempt to self-medicate. Chinese Herbs have different tastes, properties, nature, and temperatures. Once put together, they take a whole new entity.