prescribed by an herbalist doctor usually is a mix of a number of ingredients
varying from tree bark to snake skins. Shown above are dried toads of some sort.
seems that just by feeling your pulse, an herbalist doctor can figure out your
health conditions. Actually, they do more than that to diagnose.
herbal medicine has had a long history. There must be thousands of herbalist doctors
and herbal medicine shops in Hong Kong.
A few years ago the Hong Kong government
started a certification process for all herbalist practioners, and there are herbalist
doctors out-patient clinics in public hospitals.
is generally believed that herbalist doctors are good at treating the source of
illnesses rather than just treating the symptoms. But it does take a bit longer.
general problem faced by the locals seeking treatment from an herbalist is finding
and knowing a good one - just like finding a good doctor in the west, I guess.