Recently, I consult a Chinese Medicine Doctor in Science Park and find that The Nong's Chinese Medicine Clinic (農本方中醫診所) is a Modern Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Clinic. They used a modern approach of concentrated Chinese Medicine granules, supported with a computerized program of their Management System.
From patient registration, diagnosis to prescription dispensation, all steps are computerized. The prescription dispensation is not using traditional form of herds but using concentrated individual Chinese Medicine granules. Each bottom of granules are identified by using bar code system first and then weighted a specific amount into a cup based on the electronic balance.
Then they put all different granules into a large bottom and mixing using the mixer. After that the mixed medicine granules are packed automatically.
All medicines dispensed are instantly soluble in hot water and require no decoction. The final product is shown as following photo.
It is totally different compared with Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic which using original TCM herb. (e.g. The herd in the following book.)
High efficient, scientific and reduce time!
However, I am not sure that the effect between the mixed concentrated individual Chinese Medicine granules and extracted by mixed the original CM herbs are the same or not.
The Nong's Chinese Medicine Clinic - http://www.nongs.com/clinics/index.htm
Easily Confused Chinese Medicines in Hong Kong (香港容易混淆中藥) - http://bublog.hkbu.edu.hk/bublog/html/blog.jsp?bid=17&pg=blogdetail&eid=173
HKJCICM > CM Database > Easily Confused Chinese Medicines in Hong Kong - http://www.hkjcicm.org/cm_database/confused/all_e.aspx?chapter=1