Radiant Health Is Within Your Reach
Dragon Herbs is a provider of health promoting herbs and complimentary services, including education and educational materials.
We at Dragon Herbs know that radiant health is the result of good living and a healthy lifestyle. As a team, we are dedicated to aiding and guiding you on your path to radiant health, and to building a better world as a result.
With our tonic bar, complimentary herbal consultations, and over 1000 herbal formulations made from the finest quality herbs in the world, we are sure that we can be your principle wellness center, serving the many needs you may have in order to achieve radiant health.
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The 3 Levels of Healthcare
Traditionally in the Orient, there were three levels of healthcare.
The first level is palliative medical care. It emphasizes the use of various medical approaches to treat ailments after they have occurred. Herbs used for this approach are called inferior herbs.
The next level is prevention of specific disorders. The herbs used for this approach are called general herbs.
The highest level of health care stresses the promotion of positive health as the primary goal. When sufficiently nurtured, our body is fully capable of regulating its own multitude of independent yet united functions, the way nature intended. Science has not been able to, and will never be able to, match that power of Nature. The herbs used for this approach have traditionally been called the superior herbs, but today they are called the tonic herbs. The utilization of the tonic herbs in order to achieve radiant health is called Tonic Herbalism.
Dragon Herbs practices Tonic Herbalism, which is based on a 5000 year old system of health promotion, protection, and psychological transformation.
Balancing and Replenishing the 3 Treasures
Life is made up of 3 primary energies: Jing, Qi and Shen.
A simple analogy by which one can understand the Three Treasures Paradigm is to think of life being like a candle. Jing is the candle. It is our reserve of life force and it determines how long we live and the power of our life. Qi is the flame. It is the energy of life, acquired through breathing and eating and manifested as our day-to-day vitality and our innate ability to defend ourselves and ward off pathogens. Shen is the light given off by the candle. It is our spirit, our state of psychological well being, our wisdom, and our spiritual experience and radiance.
All disease and suffering arise out of the imbalances of the 3 Treasures, Jing, Qi and Shen.
Tonic herbalism uses tonic herbs to help replenish and re-balance the Three Treasures. By regulating and nourishing our Three Treasures, we will have a macro-control over our health without micro-managing the complex bodily functions. We cannot possibly micro-manage them, so we should not. We can nurture our body, tonify our regulatory mechanisms, and develop true adaptability so that our body can manage itself.
The world is a dangerous place, and may be becoming more dangerous. A word to the wise: protect yourself. Tonic herbalism uses tonic herbs to help regulate and boost our protective functions. These functions include those of the psyche and the immune system. The immune system can be honed in such a way as to be highly reliable, even in the face of severe challenge. Many Qi tonics have profound immune enhancing qualities in humans. Tonic herbs are well known to help in the development of a strong, clear mind and sharp intuition.
What Are the Tonic Herbs?
The tonic herbs are the elite herbs of the Chinese herbal system, the most fully developed herbal system in the world. The Chinese tonic herbs have always held a very special place in Asian culture. These very special natural substances have been associated with the highest qualities of living, and thus are associated with the ideals of long life, slow aging, glowing health, happiness, wisdom, physical vitality, adaptability, sexual vigor and response, mental acuity and clear intuition, love and compassion, and harmonious relations with nature and with one's fellow human beings. The tonic herbs are not harsh and are not specifically medicinal in the conventional sense. Tonic herbs help to regulate our myriad functions so that we can re-establish and maintain our balance, our adaptability, our vigor and our youthfulness. By achieving these goals, one can be said to have attained true "radiant health.
Why Consume Tonic Herbs?
Tonic herbs are not medicinal. They nurture life, nurture the human spirit, slow down the aging process, and they protect us on every level - physically, immunologically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. What distinguishes Chinese tonic herbalism from other systems has been the attitude the Chinese and other Asian societies have taken toward health. Putting the emphasis on promoting health, they have created a body of knowledge concerning the health-promoting tonic herbs that no other society or system has matched. Other systems have generally emphasized the remedial over the preventive.
Tonic Herbs Are Transformative
Almost every person who uses the Chinese tonic herbs for any extended period of time will experience benefits. In some cases the benefits may be almost instantaneous and profound, while for others the influence may be subtle at first, with cumulative effects developing over time.
Indeed, one of the profound benefits of the Chinese tonic herbs abides in their ability to change "vicious cycles" into "benevolent cycles." The tonics help reverse the process of one problem leading to more problems. Something good happens when you start taking these herbs. You start to feel balanced and strong inside. You start having abundant energy when you need it and yet you feel relaxed and at peace. Incredibly, you become more and more adaptive so that you can do a lot of things that you couldn't do before. You find yourself taking on challenges you couldn't have handled before, doing things that you used to avoid or that you thought you were incapable of doing.
Where Do Tonic Herbs Come From?
Tonic herbs come from China. They also come from North and South America, Europe, Indonesia, Tibet, Bhutan, Africa, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Russia and almost every region of the world. Tonic herbs are by their very nature safe and may be used for a lifetime to reinforce our health.