Bringing Traditional Chinese Medicine to South Africa since 1997
years of research
years on the SA market
CHINAHERB (Pty) Ltd is a Cape Town based company founded in 1997. After inheriting the insightful knowledge on Chinese Medicine that has been passed down for millennia, Dr. Chunlan Li and Prof. Yi Zhang developed the CHINAHERB Medicine Formulae.
CHINAHERB Formulae is the culmination of Prof. Zhang’s and Dr. Li’s wide research and practise of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). They both graduated from Gansu University of Chinese Medicine in China, and they are proficient in all TCM treatment methods. Prof. Zhang majored in Acupuncture during his studies under the world acclaimed Acupuncture master Dr. Zheng Kuishan, while Dr. Li majored in Chinese herbal medicine. They spent over 30 years researching ancient herbal medicine and remedies, cementing their expertise as professionals in TCM.
They were both lecturers and professors at TCM faculties in Chinese universities before moving to South Africa, where they carried on teaching from 1997 to 2001 at the Medical Acupuncture Society of South Africa, and founded their own TCM practice in Cape Town while playing vital roles in CHINAHERB (Pty) Ltd. They have combined their own experiences with that of the ancient Chinese herbal knowledge, and so developed the CHINAHERB Formulae.
Introducing TCM to the Western Audience
Using only the Purest Ingredients
Supporting Practitioners and Patients
It is important to make a pattern diagnosis before selecting the appropriate herbal formula. There is no one-to-one matching of remedy to disease in TCM as there often is in Western medicine. In Chinese medicine, one disease may have many patterns and the starting point is to apply the remedy to the pattern.
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The History of TCM
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years of clinical observation
CHINAHERB selected ranges of the classical formulae in addition to several new ones.