Chinese medicine requires much more personal interaction than modern medicines. It’s not simply a matter of taking a pill after a meal, or just before bedtime.
First, there is a strong visual and aromatic interaction with the medicine!
Then, there is the whole cooking process which involves waiting 30 minutes after each meal then adding water and boiling/simmering the concoction for 30 minutes before drinking. This process must be repeated (consistently) 3 times per day.
In fact, the cooking process is so tedious that they make a dedicated “Chinese medicine” appliance for making this routine chore a little more convenient.
Finally, there’s the most important part: drinking it!
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