The ancient figure called Shennong is seen as a forefather of taking pulse measurements, acupuncture, moxibustion and Chinese herbalism.
In ancient times, Chinese medicine practitioners like Shennong took their profound Taoist knowledge and wandered the wilderness classifying herbs into the pantheon of knowledge that makes up Chinese medicine herbalism today.
Chinese herbalism differs from western herbalism. It takes a synergistic approach to herb combining. Rather than looking for the action of a single herb Chinese herbalism uses an orchestrated combination of herbs to achieve medicinal results.
This synergism of herbs takes an orchestral nature. High-frequency and low-frequency herbs are combined, using an understanding of their elemental nature. Herbs are combined to create balance and harmony in relation to the imbalance and disharmony that the client may be experiencing.