The essence of burning incense
The primary function of Chinese herbal medicine is to cure diseases, while incense is used to prevent diseases.
Incense, traditionally composed of Chinese herbs, is manufactured based on Chinese medical theories and thus incense is in one sense synonymous with medicine.
As we inflame some incense, the air will be filled with light and pleasant fragrance of some medicinal herbs. After we inhale it, our body and mind can gradually and naturally calm down and relax. As a result, our energy can be transformed or enhanced. The fragrance of incense not only upgrades our moods but also does good to our health and mental stability.
Burning incense purifies our personal living environment. In essence, burning incense can be regarded as a means of preventive medicine and can be utilized to help create a peaceful energy field for our body, mind, and soul.