Chinese herbs and acupuncture are both integral parts of the Traditional Chinese Medicine. A traditional Chinese diagnosis is with exactly the same principles, whether acupuncture or herbs are to be used. Both acupuncture and herbal medicine can be independently effective, but very often they are used together, as they are ideal complements for each other. Acupuncture is considered particularly good for moving energy blockages in the channels, and herbal medicine nourishes the body at a deep energetic level. However, their applications overlap considerably.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the best traditional medicines in the world. Not only is it backed by more than 2000 years of clinical experience, but it also possesses a systematic theory which still guides the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine today. Traditional Chinese Medicine is the original source of both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Now conventional western medicine integrated with traditional Chinese medicine is available to treat many refractory diseases which in the past couldn’t be successfully treated by either of these in isolation. As a result, this combined approach is getting increasingly popular in the China, America and many other countries.