Chinese Herbal Medicine is an intricate part of the Oriental Medical model. Western Herbalism focuses on only one thing at a time and uses a single herb or group of herbs to address a symptom. It has a good place within the herbalism model and is very effective. TCM formulas are made from 6-18 herbs. These formulas address not only the symptoms that made people seek treatment, but also the underlying cause of such symptoms. Chinese Herbal Medicine promotes and allows the body to return to its state of balance. Therefore Chinese Herbal Medicine is based on individual needs and diagnostic patterns of imbalance. Hence, it has a greater effect assisting the body back to optimal health.