Last Updated on September 16, 2020
The question today is, are Chinese herbs good for Candida?
I’m a huge fan of herbal medicine. I’ve been practicing herbal medicine now for a long, long time. I’ve been taking herbs probably for about 40 plus years. I have attended multiple workshops and learned how to cultivate and use herbs appropriately.
People have been using herbs now since time immemorial. In fact, Ayurvedic scriptures show that people used herbs thousands of years ago. The Chinese have a very long history of herbal medicine. In fact, Ayurvedic medicine likely informed Chinese medicine. Many people I’ve spoken to say that the Chinese learned their wisdom a long time ago from the original Ayurvedic physicians.
I think some of the smartest people I know are Chinese doctors. If you’re going to take Chinese herbs, my advice is to follow the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practices as well. Preferably, find someone who trained in China. Work with someone who has vast experience. There are Chinese herbs that work very well for fungal, viral, or bacterial conditions, but they are used in conjunction with diet.
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You’ll benefit the most from TCM is you follow a diet stemming from that branch of medicine. Don’t go to a Western-trained dietician and expect to be given proper instructions related to TCM diets. TCM talks about things like damp spleen, warming foods, and cooling foods. This is not a Western approach to healing.
I don’t recommend combining Western “natural” medicine with TCM. That’s my take on it. I’m a big supporter of Chinese medicine, but you need to get guidance from the right person with the proper training. Also, Chinese herbs are not an overnight solution. They take a considerable amount of time to work. Again, Chinese remedies work best if they are combined with the right diet and the right lifestyle.