Herbal remedies are effective for many health issues and are tailored specifically to each client’s need. A health evaluation by the practitioner is the first step in determining the appropriate formula. The health of the client is assessed by feeling the pulse, observing the color, odor, and form of the tongue and body. In addition to the client’s physical complaints, information about life and work habits, family health history, and emotional state are crucial to diagnosis.

Chinese formulas do not only deal with current symptoms; the are designed to treat root causes of problems which stem from imbalance of energies in the organ systems.