Chinese medicines have large number of ingredients. Some of these even have more than 400 ingredients. Mounds of dried seafood, fungi and roots can be seen and all these are used in the making of these medicines. Even objects like jinseng and birds' nests are also used for preparing the medicines.
Conventional Chinese medicine has its roots in Taoist philosophy. The philosophy reiterates the classical Chinese belief that individual human experiences express causative principles effective in the environment at all scales. Modern Chinese narrations of traditional Chinese medicine emphasize its compatibility with modern science.
Sheung Wan in Hongkong island is the place for Chinese Therapy. It would be very easy to find shops of herbalists who provide on-the-spot consultation. Wing Lok Street is known for ginseng and birds' nests shops. Des Voeux Road is for dried seafood. Alleys in the vicinity of Ko Shing Street and east of Wo Fung are also known for Chinese herbalists.