Chinese Herbs

Herbs at Bing's Natural Health

The use of herbal therapies for the treatment and management of diseases is increasing. This is because of the beneficial health effects of Chinese herbs, which contain thousands of bioactive components that have known therapeutic applications; without the undesired side effects of many currently used pharmaceutical drugs.

The healing properties of Chinese herbs have been helping people for thousands of years and are an important part of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM). When applicable, Chinese herbal therapy can also be combined with other modalities, such as acupuncture or Chinese massage because combining therapies gives a much deeper healing experience, with the intention of disease free living.

Chinese herbs are very different to vitamin supplementation!

Your Quality Assurance for Chinese Herbs
All practitioners at Bing’s Natural Health are fully registered health professionals with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) and are regulated under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All herbal products prescribed must be entered into the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) and are batch tested for consistency and quality to protect the public. Only ingredients that are known to be safe can be used in herbal medicines. Therefore you should only see CMBA registered Chinese medical practitioners to ensure all of your herbs are approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Registered Chinese medicine practitioners can be accessed via a free practitioner search option on the AHPRA website.

As practitioners entrusted with the care of your health it is important to ensure that you receive the correct Chinese herbs and quantity of herbs.

Therefore your herbs are only supplied after a detailed consultation with one of our practitioners to assess your exact individual needs, which may change over time.

Our Chinese Medicine Herbal Shop

Bing’s Natural Health stock a broad range of Chinese herbs in high quality concentrated capsule and pill form. These include herbs combined into traditional formulas to optimise the beneficial effects.  (We do not stock raw herbs)

In addition, Bing’s Natural Health uses a high quality Chinese herbal medicine dispensary so that herbal remedies can also be exactly formulated for clients from an extensive range of herbs. This dispensary only purchases from overseas suppliers who are certified by the Australian TGA and operate in accordance with the Australian code of GMP for medicinal products. For convenience we prescribe concentrated extracts in granule and powder form.

These are all easy to use and cost effective for patients. In many cases, Chinese herbs can be taken with western medicine prescriptions to support recovery – you just need to check this with your practitioner.

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Children

TCM recognises that the young bodies of children and infants are very different from adults. For example, they are growing rapidly and have different childhood disorders. Therefore the herbal treatments for children that have been developed over very long periods of time are a gentle, safe and effective natural alternative.


Examples of some TCM Herbal Formulas for boosting Qi

Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang

a lovely formula that is used to boost Qi that has an upwards lifting effect. Useful for treating organ prolapse and certain cases of recurrent miscarriage.

Si Jun ZI Tang

a general formula for boosting energy and improving digestive function.

Sheng Mai san

a formula that boosts energy and body fluids; traditionally used in the aftermath of a febrile illness.

Shen Qi Da Bu Wan

a simple combination of 2 herbs to boost general energy levels and the immune system; may be used in certain cases of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Ba Zhen Wan

a formula that boosts qi and blood.

Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Tang

an energy boosting formula that also helps with poor digestive function.


Examples of some TCM Herbal Formulas for Autumn

Sheng Mai San

is a lovely formula that boosts the energy levels while moistening the fluids of the body.

Yu Ping Feng San

a wonderful combination of Chinese herbs that acts to boost the immune system in preparation for the upcoming winter months.

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

a gentle formula that nourishes the yin fluids of the whole body.


Examples of some TCM Herbal Formulas for Winter

Gan Mao Ling

a great formula to reduce the severity and duration of colds and flu.

Yin Qiao San

a  formula that helps reduce upper respiratory tract infections and sore throats.

Xiao Chai Hu Wan

the perfect formula to treat colds and flu that are accompanied with alternating chills and fever. Also used to reduce post-viral fatigue symptoms.

Pi Pa Gao Cough Syrup

a yummy herbal cough syrup that helps to ease coughs, reduce wheezes and ease chest congestion.
Examples of some TCM Herbal Formulas for Spring ailments

Xin Yi San

used to treat hayfever with nasal symptoms accompanied by sinus headaches and sinus congestion.

Bi Min Gan Wan

used to treat sinus issues like hayfever and sinusitis, with some heat signs. This formula acts by reducing sneezing, opening and unblocking the nasal passages, easing sinus congestion, clearing the fogginess from the head and reducing nasal discharge. The formula is available in convenient pill or capsule form.

Ming Mu Di Huang Wan

treats eye conditions where dryness, itchiness and pressure behind the eyes are the main symptoms.

Qi Ju Di Huang Wan

treats chronic eye conditions including dry and sore eyes, light sensitivity, plus dry throat and mouth.

Yu Ping Feng San

to boost the immune system.


Examples of some TCM Herbal Formulas for Summer ailments

Bao Ji Wan (contains wheat)

used for overindulgence in food and especially alcohol over the festive season. This is great when travelling overseas to treat gastroenterritis-like illnesses (eg Bali/Delhi belly)

Shen Qi Da Bu Wan

used to boost the energy levels and body fluids. Strengthens the immune system.

Bao He Wan

helps to promote digestion in cases of bloating and/or mild reflux. Used for over indulgence in food.

Gan Mai Da Zao Wan (contains wheat)

to help aid sleep in cases of restless sleep with vivid dreams.

Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

a cooling formula that replenishes the body fluids. Used in cases of too much work/physical actinvity without enough rest and sleep.

Jin Gui Suan Zao Ren Tang

to  help aid sleep in cases of insomnia and restlessness.


Examples of some TCM Herbal Formulas for Skin Conditions

Qing Re An Chuang Wan

for teenage acne.

Pi Yan Tang

for acute dermatitis and acute eczema.

Huang Lian Jie Du Wan

for purulent skin lesions.

Si Miao Yong An Wan

for acute infections, acne, varicose veins, leg ulcers and allergic skin diseases.

Si Wu Wan

for chronic dry skin, slow healing skin lesions, chronic eczema and chronic dermatitis.

Wu Wei Xian Du Yin

for early stage carbuncle, boil, cellulitis, acute lymphangitis, mastitis and abscess.


Examples of some other TCM Herbal Formulas

Dang Gui

Dang Gui is a very powerful herb (also known as Chinese Angelica Root). It has many nutrients that nourish the blood and is commonly referred to as the ‘woman’s ginseng’ because of its effectiveness in treating endometriosis, fibroids, and menopause as well other female problems. Dang Gui is often used in cooking as it is tasty and nutritious in addition to its healing and strengthening properties.

 

Please note:

For the safety of your health, your qualified TCM practitioner will determine which herbal formula is the most effective for your condition during your consultation.

 

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