Doctor Yi knows the value of Herbal Medicine and refers patients to the local Herbal Shop in either Quincy or Boston for evaluation and a packet of the appropriate herbs. When you go to the Herbal Apothecary you will have an evaluation to conform the reason and then you can watch as the old draws are opened and herbs are combined onto a paper sheet. The process of preparing will then be revealed.
Herbs are an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Herbs are never taken singularly but are combined in a specific manner with processing usually simmering in a pot of water.
Sometimes, there are preferred pills to take for specific ailments. Most are very small round bills where the patient takes a number of them three times a day. For general information, the manner in which herbs ae combined take on the roles of royalty. That is there is a King herb, Queen Herb, Prince and princess herbs and then the pawns. Each of these are put into the packet in a measured quantity. The patient takes a portion as prescribed and adds to a pot of cold water. The pot should be enamel or glass to avoid reaction with the herbs. Use non chlorinated water. Bring the mixture to a boil and immediately turn down to a low simmer. Cooking usually lasts for a minimum of 30 minutes. The patient will drink the prescribed quantity warm. Sometimes, it tastes good other times it is not so. It is important to stay on the regiment until the end of the prescription just as you do for antibiotics. Herbs are seldom instantaneous.
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