Chinese Herbal Medicine has always been one of the most important aspects of Oriental Medicine. Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine consists of substances derived from plant or mineral sources. The use of these substances can be traced back to 1,000 BC. Over the past 3000 years, an incredibly rich and powerful system of medicine has been created. During this time, classical herbal formulas that are effective for many health concerns have been developed. Chinese herbs are categorized and combined according to their tastes and temperatures. This enables the herb or herbal formula to enter specific organs and achieve specific balancing actions in the body, making them much more holistic approaches than western pharmaceuticals.