Chinese Herbal Medicine is a traditional system of medicine that addresses illness and enhances health. It treats the full range of human disease such as acute illness–like flu and the common cold–to chronic disease, such as allergies, gynecological disorders, autoimmune diseases, chronic viral diseases, and degenerative diseases due to aging. Herbal medicine can also be used preventativly, helping to maintain or create balance and health before disease sets in.
I use herbal medicines in conjunction with acupuncture, whenever appropriate, to support your healing process. These medicines are usually prescribed as formulas and are tailored to your specific condition. As your condition improves and changes, I may modify your formula to continue to support you towards recovery.
Chinese medicine has accumulated abundant clinical experience regarding the use of medicinal substances over a long period of time, and superior quality medicinal varieties have emerged from this tradition. The medicinals I offer are tested for authenticity and potency, heavy metals, pesticide residues and microorganisms by independent laboratories before coming to us. Most are harvested from regions known for producing superior quality herbs under natural conditions in an eco-friendly environment, with particular attention to cultivation technique, harvesting and processing.
Interactions with Pharmaceutical Drugs
It is very important to let me know about any pharmaceuticals that you are currently taking. In most cases, taking Chinese herbs is not contraindicated for people who are also taking pharmaceutical drugs. There are some exceptions to this, however, so it is very important to only take herbs that have been prescribed by a licensed practitioner.