Herbal Medicine

Herbal MedicinePlenty of people can vouch for the efficacy and safety of Chinese herbs when administered by a professional and used appropriately. Chinese herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years and formulas can be used to treat everything from the common cold to cancer. Chinese herbs are often used along with acupuncture to enhance the therapeutic effect of treatment. While many types of herbal medicine exist in various cultures, the sophistication of Chinese herbal medicine is unmatched.

There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese materia medica, and about 250-300 of these herbs are commonly used.  If herbs are prescribed for you, you will receive a mixture of several different herbs in a formula that is customized for your condition.  The herbs I will prescribe will generally be in the form of pellets, pills or capsules.  At times, I may prescribe a granule (like instant coffee) or bulk roots, twigs leaves that can be brewed into a tea.  Chinese herbs are very effective when prescribed by a professional and have mild to no side effects.  It is important that you tell me about all your current medications, supplements and herbs so that we can avoid unwanted interactions with your prescribed herbal formula.  I am trained in drug-herb interactions and can prevent any problems that could arise in taking herbs with prescriptions, OTC medication, supplements or other herbs.

Herbal MedicineI carry the highest quality of herbs which are GMP (good manufacturing practice) certified and independently tested to ensure that they are pure, unadulterated and of the highest quality. I also carry various supplements that are also independently tested to ensure their quality and standardization of dose. Herbs and supplements are suggested to you if I feel they will enhance your health and aid in your recovery process.