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Philip is a fully qualified practitioner of Chinese Herbal Medicine practising in Salford and Manchester. Philip studies Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York.
Similarly to acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine has a long and rich history of practice, dating back over 2000 years. In that time physicians have observed the effects of certain herbs in various dosages and preparations. This led to the development of classical formulae, combining different herbs to enhance and regulate their therapeutic effects.
In current Chinese Herbal Medicine practice, these formulae are adapted to suit the constitution of individual patients. Herb selection is refined according to individual diagnosis and a personalised prescription is developed.
Chinese herbal medicine continues to evolve as a practice with ongoing research that uses modern scientific techniques to explore the mechanisms and effectiveness of the herbs. This has lead to the first NHS trial of Chinese Herbal Medicine in the treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections in conjunction with the University of Southampton.
China has a history of using animal products within its medicine, including some which are now endangered or extinct. These endangered animal parts are no longer used. Practice in the UK allows only plant-based medicines to be used meaning that all of the Chinese herbs used are suitable for vegetarians and formulas can be adapted to suit a vegan lifestyle.
Herbs used are subject to regular testing for quality, pesticides and heavy metals.
For more information, please visit the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine website at http://www.rchm.co.uk
For further information regarding the practice of herbal medicine across Europe please visit: www.ehtpa.eu/