Chinese herbal Medicine and Ayurveda are the longest surviving herbal medical systems of the world. Throughout their history they have continually developed in response to changing clinical conditions, and have been sustained by research into every aspect of their use. This process continues today with the development of modern medical diagnostic techniques and knowledge. The systematic approach and clinical effectiveness of herbal medicine has, for centuries, had great influence on the theory and practice of medicine in the East, and more recently has grown rapidly in popularity in the West. It still forms a major part of health care provisions in China, and is provided in state hospitals alongside western medicine.
However, the tradition as a whole places great emphasis on lifestyle management in order to prevent disease before it occurs. Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda recognizes that health is more than just the absence of disease and it has a unique capacity to maintain and enhance our capacity for well-being and happiness.
Contrary to what some may believe, this paradigm of treatment does not discourage essential medical treatment for conditions where western medical supervision or advice should be sought. Dr. Rose will always advise patients, in the case of serious illness or uncertain diagnosis, to seek advice and treatment from their GP/consultant, or appropriate specialist. She will also, with the patient's consent, liaise with the patient's other health professionals, where appropriate, when offering complementary treatment.