Serious adverse effects from CHM are very rare, and it has a very good safety record. However,
'natural' does not in itself mean that no side-effects are possible. It is therefore essential that you
are treated by a practitioner who is trained to a high standard, who monitors each case carefully to
ensure that the patient has no unusual reactions to treatment, and uses suppliers that are
committed to quality.
It is also important that your practitioner takes notes of any drug treatment that you may be
receiving, in order to assess if there is any incompatibility between such treatment and particular
ingredients in the CHM prescription .
The RCHM Demands high standards for admission, imposes stringent rules on its members, and is
actively engaged in initiatives to assure the quality of herbs and herbal products. The public is
therefore well advised to seek help from RCHM Members.