Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbs and formulas can be used as the sole therapy or in conjunction with acupuncture for added therapeutic effect. While many cultures have herbal medicine traditions, the sophistication of Chinese herbal medicine is unsurpassed. Chinese herbal medicine has a long history reaching back several thousand years, and the resulting system is now used to treat everything from the common cold to symptoms associated with cancer.

Together we can tailor a course of treatment
to meet your unique health needs.

There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese materia medica, of which about 300 are commonly used. You will generally receive a mixture of several different herbs in a formula that has been tailored to your condition. Chinese herbs are extremely effective and normally have only mild side effects, however it is very important to tell me about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking so that we can avoid any unwanted interactions with your formula.

We only obtain our formulas from companies that practice good manufacturing process (GMP). When available, we prefer to use companies located in the U.S. If available and cost effective, we also obtain formulas that use organic ingredients.  (In general, we do not compound formulas locally.)

Dietetics

My motto is "Food First"!

Food is the first herbal formula. I am not talking about the ever-changing fads of western diets--this is dietetics that have been proven by the longevity of Chinese medicine to support and restore the health of the body according to YOUR body's needs. This is individualized for you and part of your daily "medicine".

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