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Traditional Chinese medicine, Herbal Therapy, Which herb to use? Listen and Read

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

Esther Hornstein L.Ac. TCM, , Highly Qualified and experienced Therapist, Complementary Holistic Therapy, 2nd Nature Healing Center, Beit Shemesh

Herbs Video Presentation by

Esther Hornstein L.Ac.:

'2nd Nature Healing Center has Herbs to help you stay healthy'

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It aims to prevent or heal disease by maintaining or restoring yinyang balance, two complementary forces, yin (passive) and yang (active). These forces pervade the human body and the universe as a whole.

An essential aspect of TCM is an understanding of the body’s qi (life force; literally, “vital breath”), which flows through invisible meridians (channels) of the body. This energy network connects organs, tissues, veins, nerves, cells, atoms, and consciousness itself. Generally speaking, there are 12 major meridians, each of which connects to one of the 12 major organs in TCM theory. Meridians are also related to a variety of phenomena, including our physical, mental, and behavioral changes, seasons, and planetary movements.

Everything could be classified either as yin or yang, and to heal diseases the TCM Therapist aims to bring these two qualities back into balance. The inside of the body is yin, the surface or skin is yang; the spleen, lungs, heart, kidneys and liver are yin. The stomach, large intestine, small intestine, bladder and gall bladder are yang organs. A disease is yin when it results from internal causes, yang when it comes from external causes.

Bitter substances, and cold infusions are yin drugs,

while sharp substances, and hot brews are yang drugs.

Yin and yang are present throughout the world just as they are present in the human body.

To restore harmony, the Chinese healer may use acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping. The Chinese healer may prescribe a brew prepared with one (or some combination) of thousands of medicinal plants ( But Be Aware it can also come from animal kingdom (e.g., snakes, scorpions, insects...)

Herbal therapy

In TCM, each herb has a different role to help the body achieve harmony. TCM makes use of herbs and herbal formulas to strengthen organ function and support good health. An understanding of the essence of various herbal components gives the TCM practitioner a way to create a healing effect that reaches beyond the chemical composition and physical properties of the herbs. The practitioner chooses the herbal formula whose essence energy vibration will stimulates or adjusts the body’s own energy vibration.

At the 2nd Nature Healing center , Esther Hornstein L.Ac, has many Herbs and topical cream to prescribe demanding on diagnosis.

  • To boost the immune System, and energy levels.

  • To balance hormonal disorder, and menstrual issues,

  • To heal infections bacterial or viruses

  • To treat some skin issues,

  • To relieve back pain...


  • Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be very complex

  • It is always recommended to purchase the formula after consultation and prescription from your Chinese medicine practitioner

  • Local Practitioner: Esther Hornstein L.Ac., Chinese Medicine Practitionner of the 2nd Nature Healing Center , Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel

  • Custom Formulas can be made for you after consultation with Yael Tusk L.Ac. She resides in Jerusalem and can be contacted at 052-768-4438

Here is a small sample from the shelves of Esther's Herbal Medicine Boutique:

Kang Ning Wan

meaning: Healthy Quiet Pill

Indication: Gastrointestinal disharmony with dampness,

This formula is very helpful in acute situations of food stagnation, epigastric distention or nausea. It can also be taken during greasy meals to prevent bloating and nausea.

Pachamama CBD

Indication : For temporary relief of minor aches and pains of sore muscles and joints. Its Cooling menthol soothes tightness and soreness, relaxing muscles enough to allow the body to focus on healing. Its

botanical extracts provide further comfort, simultaneously conditioning the skin.

Xiao Yao San

Meaning "free and loose". The meaning is directed to the free movement of the liver qi and the light feeling that accompanies the free flow of the qi.

Movement of the liver Qi, strengthens the spleen and nourishes the blood.

Indication :

  • Inflammatory disease, prostatitis, hepatitis, gallbladder inflammation,gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome. gastric ulcer, loss of appetite, hyperlipidemia,

  • premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea, irregular menstruation, lumps in the breasts and uterus, difficulty breastfeeding, menopause, infertility,

  • goiter, cataract, diabetes,

  • depression, anxiety, stress,

  • impotence

Contraindications : Caution during pregnancy. Caution is required in cases of Qi bursts with liver and kidney weakness.

Yin Qiao San ( Honeysuckle and Forsythia Powder. Also Known As: Lonicera and Forsythia Combination.) The formula contains plants that cool the QI level. It is a toxic purifier and prevents disease from deteriorating from the outside in.

Indications: Upper respiratory tract infection / flu accompanied by moderate fever, slight chills, thirst,

Pain and swelling in the throat and tonsils, cough and headache.

* With appropriate clinical manifestation the formula can treat bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, measles, chickenpox, atopic dermatitis, urticaria and more.

Si Wu Tang (meaning: Pill of Four Substances) It improves Blood supply and movement of the liver blood.

Indication: General anemia , irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, recurrent miscarriages, postpartum weakness, breast milk deficiency, anemia, endometriosis, infertility, headaches, insomnia, lower back pain, sciatica, itching, psoriasis, urticaria.

Bao He Wan

Indications : A popular remedy for indigestion and bloating. Bloating after eating, Belching, Reflux of QI, Nausea, Diarrhea, Food Stagnation

Caution and Contraindications Contains Barley. Not suitable for indigestion due to diseases of liver, heart, or kidney.

Please remember:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine is powerful and reliable, but it can be very complex (multiple combination of energies).

  • Self-diagnosis and self-treatment are not recommended.

  • It is always recommended to purchase the herbs after consultation and prescription from your Chinese medicine practitioner

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further queries

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

Book your Chinese Herb consultation with Dr David Rose R.Ac. Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Therapist

call or WhatsApp : 054-719-9600

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Is quarantine preventing you from getting your self-care? Esther Hornstein can treat you through zoom! The virtual treatment consists of a 40 minute balancing meditation tailored to you, along with an acupressure demonstration and recommendations. Call 054-719-9600 or email

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

Holistic complementary Therapy,

2nd Nature Healing Center,

34 Nachal Hakishon, Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel

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