Acupuncture

Chinese Herbs

chinese herb photoChinese Herbology is arguably the most comprehensive and well-preserved system of herbal medicine.  The use of Chinese herbs has been continually refined over several thousand years to a degree that the herbs’ actions and medicinal uses have become well understood and tested.  The use of herbs in formulas is a key factor in Chinese Herbology. The formulation of herbal prescriptions has also developed to such a degree that the action of the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It is well known that herb formulas are much stronger in action that taking just one or two herbs alone.

When we formulate herbs we look at signs and symptoms within the Chinese medicine diagnosis criteria. You will receive between two and four weeks of herbs that will be taken a couple times per day. Administration of the herbal medicine will be as a very fine powder that will be taken at a dosage right for you. We are knowledgeable about herb-drug interactions and can inform you where problems may reside taking pharmaceutical drugs and herbs concurrently. Please discuss concerns with your physician before starting any herbal medicines.