Emperor Shen Nung, the founder of the Shen Nung Dynasty (3494 B.C.), and his administration researched the properties of herbs and their relation to mankind. Since the Shen Nung Dynasty thousands of different herbs have been researched and hundreds of herbal formulas have been developed, due to the efforts of Taoists who regard herbal knowledge as most essential in the attainment of immortality.

For more than 6,000 years Taoists have kept written records of the herbs they used and their experiments with them; these written records are the basis upon which the theories and principles of Taoist Herbology were developed to make possible the formulation of herbal combinations with very little chance for error. These writings also explain how the herbal raw ingredients must be processed and prepared to obtain maximum healing results with minimum waste.

While acupuncture balances the body's energies through an external force, Chinese herbs treat disease by altering the body's internal energies. Each herb possesses natural energetic substances that gently correct underlying deficiencies. Many of these botanical substances have been isolated and analyzed scientifically, it is their synergy, in the form of formulas, which produces potent effects.

With a thorough assessment and diagnosis, the Chinese medical practitioner will analyze your body's individual disharmonies and prescribe a precise formula to restore your internal equilibrium.