Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbology is an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and can be used alone, or to complement acupuncture treatments. Herbs are powerful medicinal substances that can accelerate and strengthen the healing process. There are over 10,000 substances in the modern Chinese materia medica, including various parts of plants such as leaves, flowers, seeds or roots.
Chinese herbal medicine is the use of Chinese medicinals to create formulas based on the specific needs of the patient. Chinese medicinals are usually plant or mineral based products chosen in accordance with Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis and concepts.
We use mainly powdered herbs. These are previously decocted medicinals that we customize and formulate on site to ensure the accuracy of the formula. We may also prescribe raw herb formulas, capsuled herbs or tea-pills, depending on the need of each patient.
Only trained and licensed professionals of Traditional Chinese Medicine are able to prescribe and dispense Chinese herbs, as they are pharmaceutical grade and extremely potent. They have limited side effects and your Herbal practitioner knows how to safely administer Chinese Medicinals, so they are safe for all types of people including pregnant women, children and those taking medications.
Most herbal formulas are prescribed at a dosage of 1 to 3 times a day for several months, depending on how long a person has been dealing with a pattern.
What is the Difference between Chinese Herbal Medicine and Western Herbalism?
Western folk herbalism primarily treats diseases or symptoms, such as headaches, runny nose, menstrual pain, etc. Chinese herbal medicine, when practice as part of TCM, is based on an individualized pattern diagnosis as well as a disease diagnosis.
This means the TCM patient receives a custom written herbal prescription designed to treat both the symptoms and also their individual pattern. Such a TCM pattern is made up of a patient signs and symptoms as well as their emotional temperament and bodily constitution
Holistic Women and Families Natural Health Center
Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Childbirth Education
Our practice includes: Acupuncture, Chinese and western herbal medicine, Acupuncture Injection Therapy, Nutritional and Food Therapy, tuina massage, cupping, and and homeopathic medicine.
Our passion for the importance of preventive medicine and underlying causes of disease has driven our advanced training in functional medicine. We provide the following services: urinalysis, lab blood work, saliva hormone testing, Gastrointestinal tract testing, vitamin D testing, adrenal stress and blood sugar imbalance testing.
For more information about how our Chinese herbal formulas can help your body heal without unwanted side effects
call us at (386) 872-5757.