Herbal Medicine & Supplements
Herbal medicine can be used alone or as a substantial adjunct to acupuncture to support wellness or speed recovery from illness.
More than three hundred herbs are commonly used today and have a history of use that go back at least 2,000 years.
Reishi Mushrooms, Goji berries, and Astragulus root are examples of herbs from our Chinese Materia Medica that have become popular remedies as modern science is recognizing their health benefits.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recognizes that every herb has a direction (ascending, descending, contracting, or dispersing), a thermogenic nature (hot, cold, neutral), as well as the ability to affect different parts of the body. Herbs are generally combined into a formula to provide a synergistic affect and ensure they can be digested and assimilated easily.
Safe and Effective:
According to many clinical studies, herbs can increase the effectiveness of modern drug treatments, reduce their side-effects, and sometimes replace them completely.
The herbs we use in our clinic are sourced organically and sustainably when possible. When we cannot assure an herb is organic it must be GMP (good manufacturing practices) certified and tested for heavy metals and chemical residue.
We can design specific formulations of raw herbs that an individual can brew into a tea. Formulations and their modifications allow us to create customized treatment for each person. We can then monitor your progress and make adjustments accordingly. Many formulas, already prepared in pill or tincture form, are selected when convenience or short courses of treatment are needed.