Chinese Herbal Medicine is a large component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Herbal formulas are carefully chosen to target both the symptoms and the underlying cause of your condition. Formulas may be administered as raw herbs or powders made into tea, ready-made tinctures, capsules or pills and are chosen to best suit your lifestyle. Although the side effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine are minimal compared to Western pharmaceuticals, it is still potent medicine and should only be prescribed by a skilled, licensed practitioner.