Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine dates back to the Han dynasty and has been used by people all over the world for centuries. Its history is continually being researched and developed with the progression of modern techniques.

The Chinese materia medica consists of substances derived from plants, animals, mineral sources and food. The herbs are available in tablet, caplet, tincture, oils, and tea form. In Chinese herbal therapy, a patient may be prescribed a formula anywhere from 2 weeks to a few months depending on the nature of the ailment. The herbs can also be taken for prevention and strengthening your body’s resistance to disease.

What can Chinese Herbal Medicine treat?

Cold symptoms, digestive disorders, hormonal irregularities, and overall vitality is just a small list of what Chinese herbs can address. Send us an email if you are interested in learning how you may benefit from herbal therapy. Most Chinese herbs do not have a contraindication with pharmaceuticals but it is important to inform your licensed acupuncturist the name and dosage of all medications you are currently taking. There are some exceptions to the rule and is therefore important to take herbs from a licensed professional.