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Custom made Chinese Herb Remedies, Holistic Therapy

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

'Shlomo came to my clinic about 12 years ago with severe insomnia. He had researched Chinese herbs on the internet and had written himself an herbal formula. After 2 weeks trial he realized that his “DIY” treatment was totally ineffective and he thereafter booked a consultation with me with success. He wrote to me later " I am so delighted i didn't give up and i came to you. Thank G., i can now have an unbroken night sleep and function normally during the day".

Shlomo had a basic knowledge of Chinese herbs. Effectively he had chosen herbs helpful against insomnia....but not suitable for him as Shlomo did not take into consideration his own constitution. (Report from Dr. Yael Tusks in her book, “Handbook on Reproductive Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine” )

Herbal Remedy by Dr David Rose, Highly Qualified and experienced Therapist, Complementary Holistic Therapy, 2nd Nature Healing Center, Beit Shemesh

Because of the complicated formulation methods, Chinese herbs should be

prescribed by a practitioner with advanced training in traditional Chinese herbal medicine. at the 2nd Nature Healing Center, right here in Ramat Beit Shemesh, we are privileged to have Dr David Rose, expert in Chinese herbal Therapy.

To book an appointment with Dr Rose please call 054-719-9600 or book online on

The practice of performing self-help with simple home remedies and nutritional solutions is great, but it has its limitations; it’s important to understand the limited application of home remedies and be prepared to get expert help when needed.

About Chinese Herbs:

Chinese herbs are complex, and formulating them requires a thorough understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, treatment principles, the medicinal effects of each herb and how to combine them.

Chinese herbs are not prescribed individually, but in formulas. The right Chinese herbal formula can be very effective. Furthermore, they are very safe. When properly prepared and taken at correct dosage under the supervision of a doctor of Chinese medicine, side-effects are rare.

Chinese herbs come in various forms:

  • Raw herbs need to be cooked and strained. This method is the most labor intensive but produces the best results.

  • Tinctures are alcohol extractions of herbs. They are extremely easy to take and in my experience are highly effective. Because of their convenience and the fact that they can be custom formulated (and because there is a fantastic herbal tincture pharmacy in Jerusalem), tinctures are usually my go-to choice.

  • Granules/powdered herbs are also highly effective. They are easy to take and need only to be dissolved in a small amount of hot water

  • Pills are ready-made and are not usually custom tailored to the individual’s presentation. They are a good option if someone needs to start herbs immediately and pills are on hand. They are also very convenient for travel. In my experience, pills are the least potent form of Chinese herbs. They can be difficult for some people to digest and they are not suitable for babies or young children.

There are no “one size fits all” remedies in Chinese medicine.

For example, in the West, garlic, black pepper and ginger are lauded as natural antibiotics (among their many functions) and favored as blanket remedies for many health conditions. All of the above are also Chinese herbs.

However, Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners use a lot of discretion when prescribing them, since garlic, ginger and black pepper are very warming, they are not used medicinally for people with hot constitutions (predominant internal heat). A person with a hot body constitution, will be prescribed cold energy herbs to reduce the excessive internal heat in order to balance the body's yin and yang.

In conclusion:

  • A herb's nature must be balanced against the individual’s constitution in order to improve one's health .

  • The wrong remedy, even if it has impressive medicinal value, will not improve one’s health.

  • The tailoring of herbal remedies to the individual’s constitution illustrates what qualifies medicine as holistic.

Dr David Rose, Highly Qualified and experienced Therapist, Complementary Holistic Therapy, 2nd Nature Healing Center, Beit Shemesh

Dr David Rose, Expert Chinese Herbalist in Ramat Beit Shemesh

2nd Nature Healing Center,

Holistic complementary Therapy,

34 Nachal Hakishon, Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel

Please call or Whatsapp: 054 719 9600

e-mail :

Highly Qualified and experienced Therapist, Complementary Holistic Therapy, 2nd Nature Healing Center, Beit Shemesh

2nd Nature Healing Center cares for the whole family, Men, Women, Children

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further queries 0547 199 600

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