I watched in amazement when different herbs started to pile up in front of me, all weighted on a hand scale and equally separated into four neat portions. Out came moss, bark, willow, branches, and different grasses. One-by-one a new drawer was opened to reveal its contents. The table was starting to look more like my garden than anything else, and it smelled amazing! All I asked for was a remedy for active sinuses. I think my sinuses got the ‘over-achieving’ part from my brain, since they are so close to each other… just saying. I’ve been bugged by my nose for years, and when I ask my doctor to send me to ear-nose-throat specialist she just gives me more nasal spray “Use it for a month, if it doesn’t work, I’ll refer you further” Really? Well, thanks… Of course it works, while used, but then everything returns to ‘normal’ once I stop. It also comes with a long list of possible side effects, including stunt growth. Um… no thanks, my nose seems to be better all of a sudden! Being a ‘health-freak’ and all, I decided to give Chinese Herbal Medicine a try. Yes, I realize that when herbs are boiled they release similar chemicals as the ones used in conventional medicine (with possible side effects), but somehow this pile of garden on a table seems a lot more natural than a plastic bottle. What are your thoughts on traditional versus conventional methods? Spray or feet in hot herbal water? I’ll let you know how it goes.