Médecine traditionnelle Chinoise

A pillar of Chinese medicine, the Chinese pharmacopoeia is the most widely used method in internal medicine, to treat a very wide range of diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, nephritic syndromes or autoimmune diseases.

« Pharmacopoeia » at la Clinique Naturelle with Eric Zhao, and Chunhui Yu Bangerter (Helen) ASCA and RME certified therapists.

What is pharmacopoeia?

The term Chinese herbal medicine is often used in the West, whereas traditional pharmacopoeia uses both plants and minerals.

Based on the same principles as Chinese dietetics, the remedies aime at rebalancing the body’s energy in order to restore vitality and the conditions necessary for healing. In Chinese hospitals, pharmacopoeia is widely used to treat all types of pathologies.

Prescribing herbs requires knowledge of the energetic and healing properties of each herb, as well as the synergistic effect of their combination within a formula.

In 2015, researcher Tu Youyou won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her research on malaria. She developed a particularly effective treatment containing artemisinin. Extracted from a plant called Artemisia annua, used in pharmacopoeia and whose medicinal virtues have been known for thousands of years in China. Tu Youyou then said, “Chinese medicine and especially pharmacopoeia is a great treasure, I took artemisinin from this treasure. “

Pharmacopoeia consultation

At the beginning of the session, the therapist starts with an assessment during which they examine the patient to determine energetic imbalances.

The combination of pharmacopeia with acupuncture allows working on the goals set at the end of the assessment by both the patient and the therapist.

Two options:

Prescription of Herbal Remedies to Take at Home:

To complement your care, the therapist may prescribe a herbal formula, with dosage and composition determined based on each patient’s case at the end of the assessment.

In which formats?

Depending on the severity of symptoms and the patient’s time and availability, you may receive:

  • Concentrated plant powders to dilute in hot water. (For ease of use)
  • Formulas composed of roots, minerals, animals, plants, to be used in decoction (infusion in boiling water). (In the case of more significant pathology)

The therapist will place orders with laboratories (Swiss and French) based on the patient’s supplementary insurance. Then, depending on this coverage, delivery will be made to a pharmacy in Switzerland or directly to the patient’s home for French patients.

On a daily basis, the patient must strictly adhere to the dosage given by the therapist. The therapist answers questions if needed regarding the administration of this treatment.

This practice is used by Eric.

Pharmacopeia is often associated with acupuncture treatment.

On-Site Consumption of Medicinal Plants:

During the session, the therapist repeatedly reassesses the balance of your energies by taking your pulse. To optimize the work, it is possible that the therapist complements the on-site treatment with the intake of medicinal plants, in agreement with the cantonal pharmacist of Geneva.

In which format?

By taking a very small quantity of powders mixed with warm water.

These plants are used to restore the body’s energy balance. They are classified based on their energetic properties (hot, cold, warm, or cool) and are used to balance Yin and Yang in the body.

This practice is used by Helen.

Pharmacopeia is often associated with acupuncture treatment.

The components of pharmacopeia generally come from China or Taiwan and are subject to strict controls by laboratories upon shipment and receipt (verification of product origin, heavy metals, and pesticides in China, Switzerland, and France).


One session
160 CHF

One session lasts 1 hour