herbal medicine

Most Chinese medicine treatment in China, Taiwan, and Japan is with herbs. This is mainly because most consultations are done in large hospitals and diagnosis and prescription of herbs is a quick, efficient, and powerful form of treatment. Chinese herbal remedies are traditionally dispensed as a combination of medicinals that needs to be cooked in water. This method of prescription and preparation achieves the best results, and it is worthwhile for patients to take an active role in their treatment by doing the cooking Unfortunately neither raw herb decoctions or granule prescriptions taste very good. Preparing raw herbs is easy, there's a video on how to do it here: