herbs have side effects?
Chinese herbs very seldom have unwanted side effects, however,
they often have positive ones. For example: a patient who
came in for treatment of low back pain and received acupuncture
and herbs came back after two weeks and reported that her
chronic asthma had "miraculously" disappeared. The
reason for this is that according to her diagnosis the cause
of the back pain was that her Kidney Qi (energy) was deficient.
This was also the cause of the patient's asthma. When the
Kidneys were strengthened the asthma naturally went away.
Like western medications, Chinese herbs can dispel pathogens
from the body and relieve symptoms. However, they also nourish
and regulate the Qi, blood, body fluids and the internal organs
to alleviate the root cause of the disease.