Chinese medicine uses natural drug-free medicinal substances that are mainly extracted from plants. These may be prescribed to take internally in the form of dis-solvable concentrated granules, tablets, tinctures, full herbal decoctions, or applied externally in the form of lotions or ointments depending on the condition. Medicines are selected according to individual diagnosis, helping to stimulate your body’s healing capacity and speed of recovery. Your immunity will be strengthened and energy levels increased. Natural medicines tend to work less quickly than synthetic pharmaceutical drugs but more gently and, in most cases, with no side effects. Whilst having no side effects, they have a strong effect on the body and can be used to treat even severe or chronic conditions.
Our pharmacy is supplied by Southern Kingdom Medical Direct (www.medicaldirect.ie ) which obtains its supplies from a UK based company that is controlled by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) and the RCHM (Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine) to assure the highest quality and that our medicines adhere strictly to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) regulations.
Our herbalist, Alan Sheehy, supervises all dispensing and preparation of Herbal Prescriptions. Alan is a fully insured member of the Irish Register of Chinese Medical Herbalists (IRCMH)
Chinese herbal medicine is the most widely practised medical system in the world today, with over one quarter of the world’s population benefiting from this treatment. Orthodox medicine has now researched and recognised the actions of many Chinese herbal medicinals confirming what Chinese physicians have known and practised for thousands of years. Adverse reactions are extremely rare and are negligible when compared to those commonly produced by many of today’s pharmaceutical drugs. When practised correctly by qualified physicians, Chinese herbal medicines are very safe. They are carefully considered for their therapeutic and biomedical effects, contraindications and interactions with any pharmaceutical drugs you are taking, ensuring prescriptions are safe and tailored to your particular health needs