Chinese Herbal Medicine

Combining Herbal Medicine with Acupuncture

Chinese Herbal MedicineThe purpose of Chinese herbal medicine is to help sustain the effects of the acupuncture treatments.  Either brewed as a tea or taken in tablet or tincture form, these herbal formulas can treat a simple disorder such as insomnia, or a chronic and degenerative condition, such as ulcerative colitis. Once the body is back in balance, then the herbs are no longer needed.

Natural Healing

The herbs come from the stems, roots, leaves, seeds, or flowers of hundreds of plants, and produce much faster results than vitamins or supplements, because these formulas address existing symptom patterns.  A given formula contains between two and fifteen herbs.

Sources and Formulas

The herbs that I use in my practice are manufactured by American companies, using meticulous testing to insure the purity of the ingredients. My clients are getting excellent results from the Health Concerns formulas, manufactured in Oakland, and the Blue Poppy formulas from Colorado. Some of the formulas, like ColdQuell and AllerEase have become household names and are part of many western families’ medicine cabinets. There are also pediatric formulas that are flavored in a tincture with glycerine, so that children will take them!  If a client wants to brew their own herbal formula and drink as a tea, I can pick up the dried herbs at the Four Seasons’s herbal clinic.

Among the product lines available are formulas that feature high quality medicinal extracts, such as Reishi and Cordyceps, that boost immunity and promote health.  During cold and flu season, I especially recommend the Health Concern’s product, Astra 8—a unique blend of astragalus and ginseng that fortifies us against those invasive viruses of the winter season.