It is said that traditional Chinese medicines have no side effects and that using them for a long time will not harm our health. Therefore, even if the medicine doesn't match the symptoms, they don'

 It is said that traditional Chinese medicines have no side effects and that using them for a long time will not harm our health. Therefore, even if the medicine doesn't match the symptoms, they don't do much harm. Is this true?

A: In treating diseases, Chinese medicines restore the yin-yang balance of the human body through their different natures. All medicines have their own particular nature and some degree of toxicity. Improper use will lead to extreme energy excess inside the body and disturb the yin-yang balance. 

Q:Isn't Chinese medicine mainly just bitter decoctions?

 

A: Chinese medicine has always taken many different forms. These forms developed because of their different processing methods. The most common forms are: decoction, soft extracts, pastes, granules, boluses, powders, syrups, lotions and tablets. In clinical application, the appropriate forms will be prescribed according to the nature of the disease.