The Energetics of Herbs - The Ten Tastes
In virtually every traditional system of medicine including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kampo, Unanni-tibb, Ayurveda, Tibetan medicine, etc, there are two important components that help separate it from a simple collection of folk remedies. The two foundations of traditional medical practice are a system of constitutional energetics (hot, cold, damp, dry, excess, deficient, etc) and a method of classifying herbs as to their energetic effect on the body. In most systems the taste of the herb is the most effective and easiest way to accomplish this. For 40 years, David has studied the world's great systems of medicine and found ways to simplify these challenging and often difficult to grasp concepts into a concise, easy to learn and effective system that can be utilized by beginning herbalists as well as advanced clinical practitioners. Thousands of students throughout the world have studied David's 10 Tastes and found it enables them to more accurately assess patients' problems and more effectively apply appropriate herbs to help the body regain balance and health. This system also helps to prevent exacerbation of illness due to incorrect prescribing and is especially effective when used along with systems of practice such as western herbal medicine/Phytotherapy which do not have an energetic basis.