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Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs are often used in conjunction with acupuncture for added therapeutic effect. While many cultures have herbal medicine traditions, the sophistication of Chinese herbal medicine is unsurpassed. Chinese herbal medicine has a long history reaching back several thousand years, and the resulting system is now used to treat everything from the common cold to symptoms associated with cancer.

Together we can tailor a course of treatment
to meet your unique health needs.

There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese materia medica, of which about 300 are commonly used. You will generally receive a mixture of several different herbs in a formula that has been tailored to your condition. Chinese herbs are extremely effective and normally have only mild side effects, however it is very important to tell me about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking so that we can avoid any unwanted interactions with your formula.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Herbal Therapy is a very complex system. TCM is based upon natural principles and seeks treatment success on a broad, gradual path to bring the patient back into balance. Herbs work more gently and gradually except in acute conditions where immediate resolutions are needed. Acute conditions may see improvement within minutes of ingestion. Chronic conditions may take longer for results to be noticed.

TCM allows the practitioner to prescribe herbs to meet the individual needs of each client. TCM has special advantages because of its curative effects and few side effects. With the correct formula, Chinese Herbal Medicine has a very low toxicity compared to even common, over-the-counter Western drugs. When prescribed according to a correct TCM diagnosis, herbs have only beneficial healing results.

Chinese herbal medicine treats the full range of human disease. It can remedy acute diseases such as flu and common cold. It also heals chronic conditions such as allergies, autoimmune disorders, gynecological disorders, insomnia, and many other conditions. Chinese herbal medicine is especially good for promoting the body’s ability to heal and recuperate.