is a specialized way of looking at nutrition. Instead of the foods
that we normally consume, less common but more potent substances are
used to influence the dynamics of the body. Bark, roots, berries,
twigs, minerals, and animals all nourish the organs and fluids, expel
pathogens, and correct imbalances. Whether taken as soup, powdered
concentrate, tinctures, or pills, herbs are an integral and vital
part of Chinese medicine.