Roots, stems, twigs, leaves, mushrooms, minerals, and even insects and certain animals have all been used as medicine by virtually every ancient culture on earth. The Chinese Materia Medica is one of if not the most complete herbal system in the world (rivaled perhaps by Ayurveda), and makes up a significant portion of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Out of the Taoist tradition, Chinese herbals medicine focuses on the way various substances interact with their environment and through ingestion or application of those substances treats virtually any medicine condition. Through modern Western scientific method, the medical community has confirmed the strong benefits of many herbs and has even developed pharmaceuticals to mimic parts of this millennia old system.
Of important note is that all herbal practitioners at LLWC adhere to the highest ethical standards when prescribing Chinese herbs. Bear bile, pangolin, rhinoceros, shark, and all other threatened or endangered animals included in the classical Materia Medica are considered an obsolete substance and are absolutely not used in this practice. LLWC uses only FDA adherent and GMP compliant distributors to eliminate the possibility of adulterated, irradiated, or dangerous substances ending up in your formulas.