Author: Will Gutekunst
– Chinese herbal medicine represents only one part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which also encompasses acupuncture, cupping theory, meditation and other methods.
– All methods deeply based in Taoist and Buddhist thought.
– Currently 12,807 Chinese medicines officially documented of which there are 11,146 plants, 1,581 animal species and 80 minerals.
– Of these, roughly 500 are still commonly used.