Chinese herbal medicine is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and pre-dates the widespread use of acupuncture. It is used to treat many conditions, both acute and chronic conditions. Herbs are usually taken orally to create balance internally, but may be used externally in particular conditions. In Chinese herbal medicine, more than one herb is used to treat a particular condition because herbs work synergistically together and are designed to create balance within the formula itself.
In my practice, I offer patients a variety of options to meet their personal preference and ability to comply with treatment recommendations – tablets, granules (which you dissolve in hot water and drink as a tea), or raw herb prescriptions. I use high quality herbs available on the market to ensure patients receive the best care possible, while supporting manufacturers who ensure the natural resources of the world are harvested with sustainable practices.
Herbs, like acupuncture, work gently with the body to bring it back to a state of balance. The beneficial effects of herbs may take a patient anywhere from one week to one month to perceive subjective changes, depending on the chronicity and severity of the condition.
Chinese herbal medicine can treat many diseases, including acute symptoms from the flu, chronic problems such as gynecological diseases (including infertility), autoimmune diseases and allergies, as well as dissipate pain and discomfort after traumas.