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Herbal Medicine

Classical Chinese Herbalism implies that the formulas that I prescribe to patients derive from a compendium of ancient medical knowledge, and are tailored to fit the pattern that the body exhibits through diagnostic findings.  Chinese herbs promote inner- alchemic chemical reactions in the body that alter the internal landscape and wake up dormant physiological processes that are inherent within the body.  Herbal Formulas consist on average of 5-12 herbs.  Herbal treatment plays a huge role in Chinese Medicine.  They provide a medium for patients to continue their treatment outside of Acupuncture. 

 

Acupuncture isn't for everyone, so it is common that patients come in for a Herbs-Only consultation.  Depending on the chronicity of the disease some patients can undergo herbal treatment for 6 months to 3 years.  For this I use Heiner Freuhauf's line of Classical Pearls.  However, as this can be too costly for some, there are other options.  For most patients, they can expect to be on a Chinese Herbal Formula for 7-10 days depending on the present symptoms.  Common syndromes that I treat are colds and flus, constipation and diarrhea, women's reproductive health, headaches and migraines, swelling, pain, anxiety, depression, and more.  

 

Don't forget to inquire about external herbal therapies for skin issues, styes, neuropathy, pain from injury.  External Herbal Therapies can be in the form of foot soaks, poultices, compresses, and topicals.

All herbs and herbal formulas that I prescribe undergo highly regulated testing and quality control.  They are safe for consumption unless prescribed as an external therapy.  

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