HomeFitness, QuizzesChinese Herb Resources Page Chinese Herb Articles Chinese Herbs From Nature’s Sunshine: Our Chinese herb blends contain only the finest ingredients, tested for purity and potency by us before they are released. Choose from regular blends or highly concentrated TCM formulas. Learn more about them in this article. Why You Can Trust NSP’s Chinese Formulas For Potency, Purity and Safety: The popularity of Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) is on the rise. Globally, hundreds of millions of dollar are spent on TCM products each year. In the US, more than 1 million people annually use Traditional Chinese Medicine. Check Out What the Right Chinese Herbs Can Do For You: Several products in the Nature’s Sunshine line use Chinese herbs to balance energy channels in the body to nourish adrenal glands, energize, maintain immunity and increase mental clarity and focus. The products were created using thousands of years of research and results as people found these supplements increased their overall feeling of health. Wu Xing: the 5 Chinese Elements: when the Chinese talk about elements, they are talking about change and metamorphosis from one state to another. In Chinese thought, there is no static state or material that does not in some way act upon something else or that is not acted upon by something else. In this way, yin and yang energies, though opposing, balance each other, flow into each other, and influence each other. Yin and Yang in Ancient Chinese Herbs: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recognizes that a harmonious balance throughout the body is optimal for health. Rather than focusing only on relieving symptoms, TCM seeks to understand the underlying causes of those symptoms and then use herbs and other modalities to restore an overall balance. Finding Balance: Using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a more than 5000 year old system of healing, there are five basic constitutional types, based on the five Chinese elements: water, wood, fire, earth and metal. Discovering your predominate constitutional type and balancing the elements is a key to maximizing your health in Chinese medicine philosophy Qi Gong: a Possible Morning Routine: Qi Gong comprises exercises that manipulate the chi, or life force, within the body, moving it around and getting it to where it needs to go. The focus on breathing while performing specific smooth, flowing movements builds chi and makes it stronger, which leads to strength, mental and physical relaxation, and a longer and healthier life. Qualities and Theorems of Yin: The Taijitu, or yin/yang symbol, represents the opposing energies of yin and yang flowing around each other, with the seed of one existing always in the other. This symbol represents the balance and interconnectedness of the bright, expansive yang and the dark, contracting yin energies. Acupuncture: a History: Acupuncture is an ancient art of healing, now practiced as one of the three main pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But, contrary to many Westerners’ understanding, acupuncture wasn’t always accepted even in China as a method of healing. Qi: The Supreme Energy: Qi is energy in all its forms, and qi as a universal energy makes up everything that exists—from solid, material things like the earth and metals and the table at which you sit to the most immaterial things such as nerve impulses and beams of light.