Kennington Osteopaths & Physiotherapy, 2-4 Cleaver St, Oval, London SE11 4DP

Chinese herbal medicine

Bartosz Gorecki MD, L.Ac.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine uses a variety of medicinal herbs to treat mental, emotional and physical illness. And restores natural body-mind balance.

The classical herbal formulas used, derive largely from the early period of Chinese herbal medicine. This means they have stood the test of time in terms of safety and effectiveness. All the formulas that we use are from this historical period. And we do not use endangered species.

First accounts written about in a clinical manual called the Shanghan Lun, from around 2000 years ago.

The ‘Treatise on Cold Damage’ (Shanghan Lun) and “Essential Prescriptions from the Golden Cabinet” (Jingui Yaolue) include treatment for a number of conditions including:

  • Respiratory and cardiovascular problems
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue and stress
  • Anxiety and insomnia
  • Skin conditions and allergies
  • Women’s health, fertility, pregnancy and post-partum
selection of herbs used in Chinese medicine

Chinese herbs for thousands of years have been used in classical Chinese medicine

Traditionally, the medicinal herbs are boiled as tea or ground into powders allowing the flexibility to tailor a prescription to the individual patient. For modern life convenience and with milder cases, we recommend granules which patient can brew with hot water like an instant tea.

But if the illness is serious or upon request, we can also prescribe raw herbs. Raw herbs require longer preparation from the patient’s side.

The costs of formulas vary depending on the duration of treatment, herbs used and form (bulk or granules). Roughly we can estimate that granules cost £18-25 per week. Whilst bulk herbs will vary depending on formulas.

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If you are interested in Chinese herbal medicine treatment, but are unsure whether it’s the right thing for you, you can email us at or call us on 07718996798. We can arrange an initial 15-minute introductory consultation free of charge.

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